SUGAR BEET BYPRODUCTS ALTERNATIVE FEED FOR SHEEP

Sugar beet byproducts could be a viable option to provide high-quality forage in sheep operations in the upper Midwest, according to Reid Redden, North Dakota State University Extension Service sheep specialist, and Alison Crane, a graduate student in NDSU’s Animal Sciences Department. Minnesota, North Dakota, Idaho and Montana together generate about 74 percent of the country’s sugar beets.

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NONTRADITIONAL MARKETS DRIVE OPPORTUNITIES FOR LAMB

PEGGY COFFEEN

In a combined effort, the U.S. Department of Agriculture divisions of Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), Veterinary Services (VS) and National Animal Health Monitoring System (NAHMS) have compiled and released a study of the American sheep industry. Among key findings from this data, opportunity lies in demand growth for lamb, particularly through specialty markets.

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