Cattle and Sheep Together a Good Thing

By Kris Ringwall, NDSU Extension Beef Specialist, Tri-State Livestock News

For thousands of years, meat, milk, leather, wool, mohair and cashmere have been essential components of human survival.

Producers historically have utilized a combination of cattle, sheep, goats and other ruminants to graze grasslands and provide the necessary food and clothing.

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Sheep Heritage Foundation Scholarship Available

By High Plains/Midwest Ag Journal

Through the American Sheep Industry Association, a Sheep Heritage Foundation Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $3,000 is being made available for sheep-related graduate studies. The scholarship is for the advancement of the sheep industry through financial support of a graduate-level (M.S. or Ph.D.) student who is attending a school in the United States.

The applicant form can be downloaded at www.sheepusa.org/About_Events_Scholarship, or call 303-771-3500, ext. 107, or email angela@sheepusa.org.

All applications must be received by ASI by May 31st and the scholarship recipient will be announced in June.

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Silver Bullet of Parasite Control in Small Ruminants

By Kathy Voth, On Pasture News

If you’d like to know how to reduce deworming and still have healthy goats or sheep, you’ll want to check out the the ATTRA/NCAT publication “Managing Internal Parasites: Success Stories.” It includes stories from two sheep producers and one goat producer on the management steps they took to almost permanently eliminate deworming from their operations.

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Sheep Industry Calls for Modernization of Risk Management Programs

By Andrew Flinn, Brownfield Ag News for America

An American Sheep Industry leader says risk management tools for sheep producers need to be modernized in the next farm bill.

Bob Buchholz, an ASI Executive Board member from Texas, told a House Ag subcommittee Tuesday, that the Wool Marketing Assistance Loan Program operates on a rate established in 2002 and doesn’t reflect modern markets and production expenses.

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