Sheep and Goats

Douglas County Lamb Show

79th Annual Douglas County Lamb Show & Barbecue

Announcement

Join us for the 79th Annual Douglas County Lamb Show and Barbecue

Artificial Insemination of Goats

Presentation

Why AI?; Synchronization of estrus; Semen handling; Semen storage and shipping; AI equipment; AI techniques

By Charles Estill

Desert bighorn sheep are crossing Interstate 40 in California

News Story

Jun 5, 2018
Desert bighorn sheep are able to climb steep, rocky terrain with speed and agility. New research shows that they can cross a four-lane highway.

By Chris Branam

Goat Nutrition: Feeds & Feeding

Presentation

Goat Nutrition: Feeds & Feeding

By Shelby Filley

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Disposal of Animal Mortality and Byproducts

Article

This article discusses alternate disposal options for animal mortalities and byproducts where rendering services are not available or economical.

Flushing Ewes: Don’t start too late or stop too soon

Article

Increasing the plane of nutrition for ewes 2–3  weeks prior to and 3 weeks into the breeding season can  improve lamb  crop  in some instances.

By Shelby Filley

Goat Resources for Small Farms

Collection

An informational collection providing links and pages for the goat producer.

Sheep Resources for Small Farms

Collection

This page provides information for the sheep producer. Some of the topics available are production, breeds, reproduction, lambing, nutrition, health, and other sheep resources.

Merck Veterinary Manual

Online Resource

The Merck Manuals, is a series of books for human and animal health care professionals and for the general public. As a service to the community, the content of The Manuals is available free of charge in enhanced online versions. The online versions are updated periodically with new information and contain illustrations and audio and video material not present in the print versions.
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Integrated Parasite Management for Livestock

Online Resource

Internal parasites can be a major problem for producers. With parasites developing resistance to all dewormers and more farmers producing livestock by 'natural' methods, there is interest in looking for alternative ways to managing parasite problems. This ATTRA (1999) publication covers aspects of the whole system affecting internal parasites, including nutrition, pasture management, soil organisms, and strategic deworming.

Meat Goats: Sustainable Production

Online Resource

This publication offers information specific to meat goat production, and should be read after the companion publication, Goats: Sustainable Production Overview. This document discusses topics including selection, breeds, marketing, feeding, profitability and other topics. It includes sample budgets, case studies, and many further resources.