Chilton, Wis. – Healthy baby goats are filled with personality. From playing and jumping to kicking up their hooves, they bring fun and laughter to your farm. This entertainment hinges on their first feeding.
February 6th, 2018 (Sacramento, CA) – Superior Farms, North America’s largest lamb processor, announced that it has received approval from the USDA to begin grading carcasses with the VSS2000 System camera (Electronic Grading), the first digital camera to be approved for use in the US lamb industry. The new digital camera was installed in October 2015, and Superior Farms has worked hand-in-hand with the USDA to secure approval since then.
By: Ted Wiseman
Water is essential for all livestock regardless of the time of year. So far this year we have certainly had our share of chopping ice, thawing water lines and troughs. With recent temperatures many of us often focus on keeping livestock well fed and with adequate shelter.
By: Agriland Team
On average, 10-25% of total lamb deaths occur within the first 48 hours after birth. However, this could be reduced to 5% by improving lambing routines.
A 3-year study (2006-2008) was conducted at the Appalachian Farming Systems Research Center in Beaver, West Virginia to determine the effects of selective deworming on performance and parameters associated with gastro-intestinal parasite management.
Colder than average temperatures are likely to carry through March 2018, according to the latest National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Climate Outlook released today, Feb. 15, 2018.
“The last two weeks of February will likely be colder than average, and that pattern is likely to carry into March,” explained Laura Edwards, SDSU Extension State Climatologist.
URBANA, Ill. — Join the Illinois Lamb and Wool Producers for an informative program and annual meeting Saturday, March 17.
The event will be held at the University of Illinois Stock Pavilion, 1402 W Pennsylvania Ave., Urbana. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.
The program includes informative topics for those who have raised sheep for many years and those new to sheep production. Several different topics will be discussed by industry experts, as well as current sheep producers.