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2010-03-16 11:14:00

DENVER, March 16 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Lamb Board partnered with www.BostonChefs.com to bring lambtastic dishes to the table at the first Boston American Lamb Jam on Sunday, March 7, at the Charles Hotel in Cambridge, MA. Fifteen chefs competed for top honors by creating succulent and savory selections paired with Boston beers and hand-picked wines for the lamb loving public. "This unique collaboration with BostonChefs.com gave us the opportunity to celebrate American lamb with...

2009-11-24 10:38:00

DENVER, Nov. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Competition was fierce in this year's battle for the grand lamb prize with two quickly rising to the top of the annual "Best American Lamb Family Recipe Contest" sponsored by the American Lamb Board. From Naples, FL, Stephanie Ray's Roasted Holiday Lamb Leg with Sassy Orange Sauce and from Darien, CT, Linda Rohr's Lamb Strudel with Yogurt Mint Sauce were chosen for their flavor, creativity and diverse use of American lamb. Stephanie Ray of Naples, FL,...

2009-09-16 12:33:31

Canadian scientists say they have completed a study that links personality, survival and reproductive success in male bighorn sheep. The researchers, led by University of Quebec at Montreal Professor Denis Reale, said their findings not only advance the knowledge of bighorn sheep, but also offer insight into personality differences in animals and humans from an evolutionary perspective. Since 1969, several teams of researchers have been studying a population of bighorn sheep in Alberta,...

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2009-09-16 07:00:00

The team led by Denis Reale, a professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at UQAM and Canada Research Chair in Behavioral Ecology, recently completed a study showing the link between personality, survival and reproductive success in male bighorn sheep. Their results were published in an article entitled "Male personality, life-history strategies and reproductive success in a promiscuous mammal" in the prestigious Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8): 1599-1607. In addition to being a...

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2009-09-07 09:47:40

Farm visits are dispelling children's deep ignorance about where the food they eat comes from and helping teachers deliver a wide spectrum of the national curriculum, a new study has shown. The trips, set up as part of the Government's Educational Access scheme, challenge many children's belief that milk comes from bottles and that bread comes from a packet  "“ something even those from rural areas struggle with. But despite campaigns to encourage primary school visits to farms,...

2009-09-01 16:28:05

University of Alberta researcher David Coltman wrestles with bighorn mountain sheep to gauge their personalities.Coltman, a U of A biology professor, is part of a team that traps the animals in a plywood enclosure on a mountaintop in the Rockies. He and the research team are trying to figure out if personality type has anything to do with how long a mountain sheep lives or how many offspring it produces.The extreme ends of the personality measurement are bold and submissive. For example, with...

2009-08-29 00:40:30

A young ram shattered previous record prices at sheep sales this week in Scotland, selling for the equivalent of $377,000. Deveronvale Perfection, a Texel tup, or ram, was bought by Jimmy Douglas, an Aberdeenshire sheep breeder, for 231,000 pounds at the Scottish National Texel Sale at Lanark Market, The Daily Telegraph reported. The price was more than 100,000 pounds above the previous record for a Texel, a breed originating on the Dutch island of Texel, and above the previous record sheep...

2009-08-06 16:31:39

Wolves are moving into Switzerland from Italy and posing a danger to sheep herds, experts from the Federal Environment Office in Bern said. Wolves were driven out of Switzerland in the 19th century, but are returning. Although there are many more wolves in the French and Italian Alps, Swiss authorities believe the number there will rise in the coming years. Since mid-May 100 sheep were slaughtered by wolves. In one case, 15 sheep were killed in an attack in canton Valais. The flock was in...

2009-08-06 11:07:58

Mary had a little lamb, but only once a year. However, Cornell Sheep Program researchers have discovered an unusual form of a gene that prompts ewes to breed out of season as well as conceive at younger ages and more frequently.They conducted a simple genetic test to identify the presence of the unusual form of the gene, the so-called M allele that other researchers had suspected might be correlated with out-of-season fertility, in their test flock and then validated the gene's relationship...

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2009-07-22 13:15:01

Experts now suggest climate change as the principal culprit behind a mysterious case of sheep shrinking in size over time, AFP reported. Two Scottish islands in the remote Outer Hebrides, Soay and Hirta, have only two sole inhabitants: wild sheep that likely arrived there some 4,000 years ago with the first human settlers. Experts have been studying the impact of weather, food and genetics on a wild animal population using these sheep since the 1950s, due to their isolation and lack of...


Latest Sheep Reference Libraries

Hill farming
2013-09-20 13:07:03

Hill farming involves using is a particular piece of land for grazing sheep and cattle. This form of farming is used particularly by the farmers of the UK in the higher elevations. Farmers generally do not have access to winter fodder for their cattle, therefore, sheep farms are typical for such areas. Due to this restricted access, farmers move the herds to lower elevations for feeding. These specific farms are found in the North and South-Western areas of England, as well as the...

Animal husbandry
2013-08-21 10:25:40

Animal husbandry is the caring and breeding of domestic animals by humans, such as cattle, pigs, sheep and horses. Animal husbandry includes grooming, accommodations, and hygiene of the animals. Animal husbandry may also consist of specialized breeding in order to obtain a desirable characteristic, such as strength, temperament, increased production of by-products, or bone structure of the intended animal. Farmers, ranchers, and sheepherders practice animal husbandry as well as those who take...

Hill Farming
2013-08-05 10:40:24

Hill farming is a particular piece of land for grazing sheep and cattle. This form of farming is used particularly by the farmers of the UK in the higher elevations. Farmers do not have access to winter fodder for the cattle; therefore, sheep farms are typical for such areas. Due to this restricted access, farmers move the herds to lower elevations for feeding. These specific farms are found in the North and South-Western areas of England, as well as the highlands of Scotland. The harsh...

Mouflon, Ovis aries orientalis
2012-07-31 15:05:48

The mouflon (Ovis aries orientalis) is classified as a subspecies group within the Ovis aries group. The other members of this group are known as urials, or the vignei group. It is thought that the mouflon is the ancestor to all domestic sheep. There are currently five recognized subspecies of the mouflon. This species can be found in the Caucasus, northwestern Iran, and northern areas of Iraq. The only native subspecies of the mouflon is the Cyprus mouflon, with the other four subspecies...

Argali, Ovis ammon
2012-07-31 09:52:06

The argali (Ovis ammon), also known as the mountain sheep, is native to Central Asia. Its range includes Tibet, Altay, and Himalaya. Its range extends from Kazakhstan in the west, east to Shanxi Province in China. It also extends from Altai Mountains in the north, south to the Himalayas. It prefers a habitat in the highlands of these regions, at elevations between 980 and 19,000 feet. Its habitat type varies depending upon location. In areas like Kazakhstan, where it is often hunted, it can...

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  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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