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Sheep Shearing Facts - AS1744
This fact sheet describes the process and benefits to sheep and man from shearing sheep in a safe and professional manner.
Located in Landing Pages / Livestock
Abortions in Sheep - AS1317
The lambing season can be the most exciting time of the year for a sheep producer. The long awaited opportunity to evaluate that new ram or great set of replacement ewes finally arises. So, when the first two ewes abort, the next ewe has a stillborn lamb and the fourth ewe has a set of twins that are weak at birth and soon die, the experience can be very depressing and frustrating. These are all signs of an infectious abortion outbreak that should motivate you to 1) identify the cause(s) of abortion in your flock and 2) develop a plan to control or prevent abortions from occurring in the future.
Located in Landing Pages / Livestock
Early Weaning Lambs - AS1318
Benefits of Early Weaning Range sheep operations traditionally have allowed lambs to graze with ewes until late summer or early fall. In years when pasture is abundant and lamb growth is satisfactory, producers have little or no reason to wean lambs before they are ready to be finished.
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Ultrasound Pregnancy Detection in Sheep - AS1611
Why should I ultrasound my flock?
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Understanding Sheep Estimated Breeding Values - AS1621
Since sheep were domesticated, shepherds have been trying to select breeding animals that will have progeny that are bigger and better. Most often, the traits selected, such as weaning or fl eece weight, affect the productivity of the flock.
Located in Landing Pages / Livestock
Feeding Barley to Sheep - AS1624
Barley is a useful feedstuff for sheep. It contains a similar level of energy and higher level than corn. Barley is an excellent supplement to ewe diets during late gestation and lactation or when forage quality is low. Similarly, barley is a good grain source for lamb finishing; however, better feed management may be needed because it tends to ferment more rapidly than corn.
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Campylobacteriosis - V1211
Campylobacteriosis is a bacterial disease transmissible between humans and animals. The onset of the disease is very rapid, with symptoms that include diarrhea, abdominal pain, malaise, fever, nausea and vomiting. The illness frequently lasts two to fi ve days and usually ends in 10 days.
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Feeding Value of Sprouted Grains - AS647
In North Dakota, having wet weather conditions that delay the harvest is not unusual. These conditions can cause small grains to sprout in the swath or in the head, making them unsuitable for use in the milling, brewing and food industries. However, this grain can be fed to livestock.
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