Wormer Resistance: “The Need to Change”

By Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales

The prevalence of wormer resistance in sheep flocks in the UK has risen sharply in recent years and results from the 2005 Wales “Worm Watch” project showed that some degree of wormer resistance exists on more than 80% of Welsh flocks. However, in most cases the levels of resistance found were relatively low which means that if changes are made to worming programmes now, most farms could still maintain effective worm control. This booklet aims to provide up to date information about wormer resistance and the strategies available to slow its progress. However, here is no magic formula which can be applied to all farms. Specific advice should always be sought from veterinary surgeons and sheep advisors.

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“Moove” over cows, Va. sheep milk ice cream is here

By Malissa Watterson

Dairy farm in Painter, Va. produces rarity, sheep’s milk ice cream. Catherine Harrison makes seasonal ice cream flavors with the milk produced on her farm. Jay Diem video.

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Meat goat industry continues growth

By Jeff DeYoung

Several years in the meat goat industry have convinced Steve Logsdon of one thing — demand is just going to get stronger.

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Good record keeping helps sheep producers make quality choices

By Melonie Barkely

Have you reviewed your sheep records lately? Record keeping is certainly not one of my favorite tasks related to raising sheep, but it certainly is necessary.

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Not a baaaad deal: N.J. solar farm uses sheep to maintain lawn (Video)

By Don E. Woods

A flock of sheep take a break from grazing on the grass to check out the visitors at the KDC Solar Farm in Vineland, Tuesday, June 30, 2015. The flock of about 50 — owned by Julie Bishop of Franklin Township — are at the solar farm to maintain the grass in a more eco-friendly manner.

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Heat Stress & Sheep

By Laurie Ball-Gisch

The heat and humidity of summer can be some of the most stressful of times for the sheep and their shepherd, second only to the stresses of the lambing season. The most dangerous times are when the temperatures suddenly soar (with no gradual increase in temperature). This does not allow the sheep to adapt to progressively warmer weather. The danger comes when the temperatures stay in the 80-90-100 degree range, there is high humidity and it does not cool off at night.

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Animal Behavior with Temple Grandin – Part 1

By SUNUPTV
In part 1 of our 3-part series, SUNUP’s Austin Moore introduces us to livestock handling expert Temple Grandin and talks with her about her extensive research into livestock handling techniques.
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