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Direct Marketing Lamb – A Pathway

By   /  January 16, 2017  /  Livestock, Sheep  /  3 Comments

When I was done reading this great new resource from ATTRA/NCAT I thought, “Wow! I could raise lamb AND be successful!”

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The Lambulator: A Cut-Yield Calculator for the Lamb Direct Marketer

By   /  November 7, 2016  /  Livestock, Marketing, Money Matters, Sheep  /  Comments Off on The Lambulator: A Cut-Yield Calculator for the Lamb Direct Marketer

You’ve gone to great effort to raise a nice set of finished lambs and have them processed. Now what? It’s great if you can sell them all as wholes or halves. But maybe you can’t. How do you go about pricing individual cuts for profit? What is the smallest lamb that you should have in […]

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FAMACHA Score Four Sheep in 30 Seconds

By   /  June 27, 2016  /  Goats, Livestock, Sheep  /  2 Comments

Last week we shared an article about the problem of parasite resistance to worming medications and covered worming practices that may help or hurt resistance. FAMACHA© scoring is one of the tools available to help prevent resistance in your herd. It’s a test for barberpole worms (Haemonchus contortus) in your herd, and uses the symptoms […]

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Test Your Knowledge of Management Practices That Affect Dewormer Resistance

By   /  June 20, 2016  /  Goats, Livestock, Sheep  /  2 Comments

There are many important diseases in goats but none are as common or threaten the health of goats as much as internal parasites (worms). Although there are many types of worms that may contribute to a parasite problem, the blood-sucking barber pole worm (Haemonchus contortus) is the most prevalent and most important, especially in the […]

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Selecting Rams for Rangeland Production

By   /  May 9, 2016  /  Livestock, Sheep  /  3 Comments

Editors Note: This article was written by Sandra Avant and was published in the August 2013 issue of Agricultural Research magazine. In western states, where almost half of U.S. sheep are produced, the Suffolk ram is commonly used as the “terminal sire” – an animal with the best genetics to sire lambs for meat production. […]

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