Nearly 120 dogs from three large breeds perfected over centuries in Europe and Asia to be gentle around sheep and children but vicious when confronting wolves recently underwent a study to see how they’d react to their old nemesis on a new continent.
By: Jennifer Stultz
By general consensus of those who have attempted to define them, goat wattles are simply hair-covered appendages of flesh hanging from the throat area.
By: American Sheep Industry Association
The Valais Blacknose Sheep Association of North America announces the successful launch of a “breed up program” for introducing the breed to North America. The first generation of lambs are being born in 2018.
By: Sean Cummins
The vast majority of March-lambing flocks are in the throes of lambing and looking after the ewe’s health can play a huge role in reducing lamb losses.
By: David Rowe
Food for thought as spring is upon us and the 2018 shearing season begins.
Colostrum, the first milk a doe produces after she gives birth, is key to giving baby goats a strong, healthy start. US company Milk Products developed a list of 5 things to consider.
By: Kathy Voth
A team of researchers at the USDA Agricultural Research Service’s (ARS) Forage-Animal Production Research Unit has found that an antimicrobial compound in red clover can increase feed efficiency in ruminants. Biochanin A could be an alternative to using antibiotics to promote growth in feedlots, and could benefit livestock on pasture too.