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2011-07-04 11:48:00

SWINDON, England, July 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Trust has revealed that members of the public will decide which flock of sheep will be bought by a working, commercial farm as part of the MyFarm* experiment which aims to re-connect people with the day-to-day realities of farming. Under the banner 'You choose the Ewes', subscribers signed up for the experiment will be asked to choose between buying 100 commercial or rare breed sheep**, to expand the current...

2011-04-08 14:10:00

DENVER, April 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- At a time when families are preparing to celebrate holidays such as Easter and Passover, nothing sings spring like American Lamb. A culinary bridge across cultures, lamb is a staple of spring cooking, rooted in a number of religious traditions.

2011-03-01 14:21:19

Fernando Rendo, biologist at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), has developed genetic-molecular tools, with the intention of completing the genealogical tree of certain ovine, bovine and equine breeds in the Basque Country Autonomous Community (CAPV–EAE) and Navarre.

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2010-10-29 08:13:44

Strong immunity may play a key role in determining long life, but may do so at the expense of reduced fertility, a Princeton University study has concluded.

2010-10-06 12:55:00

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Program Director Andrew Gunther is pleased to announce that Animal Welfare Approved farmer, Jeremiah Jones of GrassRoots Pork Company in Beulaville, N.C., has been awarded the 2010 Glynwood Farmer Harvest Award.

2010-07-21 13:00:27

Resilient disease-resistant, 'ancient' West African cattle among breeds at risk of extinction as imported animals supplant valuable native livestock.

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2010-07-07 07:47:19

Deworming lambs can be minimized with rotational grazing and checking the animals' eye color, according to an Agricultural Research Service (ARS) study.

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2010-06-25 06:04:04

Researchers warn that the genetic diversity of Africa’s native livestock needs to be collected and studied before it is gone for good.

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.

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.


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Santa Cruz Sheep
2014-11-07 09:29:24

The Santa Cruz sheep is a breed of domestic sheep that once existed in a feral population on the island of Santa Cruz. It is thought that this population came from flocks of Churro, Merino, or Rambouillet sheep that were brought to the island during the mid-nineteenth century. By the 1860’s these sheep had grown to hold a population in the thousands and were permitted to graze freely. However, the decline of ranching on the island that occurred in the twentieth century caused most of the...

Rya
2014-11-03 13:06:59

The Rya, also known as the Swedish Carpet Wool Sheep or the Ryafår, is a breed of domestic sheep that originated in Sweden and is the descendant of Swedish and Norwegian landrace sheep breeds. At the beginning of the twentieth century, this breed was rare, but there were populations of long wool sheep that were used to produce similar wool after selective breeding was conducted, which restored the population of the Rya breed. By 2000 the population had grown to two thousand and the breed can...

Roslag Sheep
2014-11-03 12:51:10

The Roslag sheep is a breed of domestic sheep that is thought to have originated in Roslagen, Sweden and it is known to be a descendant of remnant flocks of the Swedish landrace sheep breeds. This breed is small, with rams weighing up to 110 pounds and ewes weighing between 80 and 90 pounds. Its wool is typically white or ivory in color, although in can be bicolored or black, and it contains a curly or straight top coat of guard hair and an undercoat of thick wool. Rams will grow horns while...

Romney Sheep
2014-11-03 12:24:43

The Romney sheep, also known as the Romney marsh sheep or the Kent, is a breed of domestic sheep that originated in England and was recognized as an official breed by 1800. The breed at this time was an improved breed that had been developed from medieval longwool breeds and crossbred with Bakewell’s English Leicester. This breed was first exported in 1853, when twenty individuals were sent to New Zealand, and by the 1990’s the breed comprised over half of New Zealand’s sheep...

Romanov
2014-11-03 11:26:46

The Romanov is a breed of domestic sheep that originated from the Upper Volga region of Russia. This breed was named after the town of Romanov-Borisoglebsk and was first brought to other countries during the eighteenth century when they were imported into Germany and France. It was not until 1980 that the breed was brought to North America, first to Canada and then to the United States. The Romanov is a Northern European short-tailed sheep breed that varies in weight depending upon the...

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