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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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Livestock Guardians Protect the Flock

By   /  April 11, 2016  /  Goats, Livestock, Sheep  /  6 Comments

Some great tips for working with guardian animals along with additional resources where you can learn more, or even call a person for help!

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Making a Livestock Farm Work

By   /  April 4, 2016  /  Beef Cattle, Livestock, Pigs, Poultry, Sheep  /  Comments Off on Making a Livestock Farm Work

Got some chores to do and need something to listen to while you’re at it? Here’s a great podcast about raising and direct marketing chickens, pigs, sheep and cows, all on leased land!

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