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