THE RED SHEEP OF SCOTLAND

Andrew Jack, a farmer of Scotland, painted his flock of sheep bright red in an effort to “brighten things up”. This 54-strong flock of red sheep, grazing on a hillside, have been entertaining motorists driving past the business park in West Lothian, Scotland. The sheep were painted using animal friendly dye and the color remains for about a month until sheared. This is quite a sight! 

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BREEDS AND PRODUCTION TRAITS OF MEAT GOATS

JEAN-MARIE LUGINBUHL

Goats of any breed or crossbreed are eventually slaughtered for human

consumption. With the exception of the South African Boer goat imported via New Zealand in early 1993, there are no true meat goat breeds in the U.S. However, there are a few breeds that stand out as more specialized for meat production. These breeds are the Spanish, Myotonic, Nubian and Pygmy goats. 

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PRODUCING AND SELLING SHEEP AND GOATS 
TO THE ETHNIC/RELIGIOUS MEAT MARKETS

The per capita consumption of sheep and goat meat in the United States is less than one pound per person. Americans (or immigrants) of Northern European descent traditionally do not consume much lamb or goat; however, lamb and goat hold a significant meaning in the observances of many religions and are a dietary staple in many countries. In the U.S., the largest consumers of lamb are Middle Easterners, Greeks, and Hispanics. Goat consumers include Middle Easterners, Hispanics, Asians, Africans, and Caribbean Islanders. Population demographics and immigration patterns generally favor an increase in demand for lamb and goat.

 

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