Anthelmintic treatments to ewes around lambing time, often with long acting products, have become common practice on UK sheep farms, but these treatments have also been shown to be highly selective for anthelmintic resistance in New Zealand and Australia, with field data supported by modelling results.
By: Julie Stepanek Shiflett, Ph.D.
Agricultural exports spur domestic economic growth. In 2017, $14.2 million in American lamb and mutton was exported primarily to Mexico and Caribbean nations. American wool exports – primarily to China – were valued at $31.8 million. United States pelts and leather contribute an estimated additional $15.4 million. Although exports leave the country, the domestic benefit is still significant.
A switch from plastic to metal ear tags could spell trouble for sheep shearers and the animals they shear if the tags are applied incorrectly, said Dr. Reid Redden, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service state sheep and goat specialist at San Angelo, Texas.
By: Nat Williams
INA — Some of the most important weed control devices in a pasture are the animals grazing it.
By: Mike Rankin
In the February issue of Hay & Forage Grower, I shared a story about Reed Edwards, a South Carolina farmer who had been growing sericea lespedeza hay for about 10 years.
Edwards sold his hay about as fast as he could make it, mostly to customers with Boar show goats or dairy goats.
By: Sean Cummins
Ensuring that newborn lambs receive adequate supplies of colostrum is critical, according to Teagasc. Achieving adequate colostrum intake is critical to guarding against lamb mortality. It also ensures that lambs get a good start in life and hit the ground running.
By: Alexis Griffee
New dairy goat buyers should remember housing, breed traits, feed, and health before bringing animals home.