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Information in managing sheep nutrition, feeding and delivery, testing water quality and estimating flock’s water needs. Tips on accelerated lamb production and managing parasites with good nutrition.
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Monitor Body Condition Scoring and Nutrition Throughout Pregnancy
Monitor Body Condition Scoring and Nutrition Throughout Pregnancy - Articles Articles
Meeting ewe nutritional requirements becomes especially important throughout a pregnancy and can impact the health of the ewe and the health and vigor of the newborn lamb. More
Sheep and Goat Pasture and Forage Quality Management
Sheep and Goat Pasture and Forage Quality Management - Workshops Workshops
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Design your very own landscape project in this four-week Landscaping For Our Environment workshop. Learn the proper way to carefully design a sustainable, balanced habitat for plants More
Know what you are putting in your hay rack.
How's Your Forage Quality this Year? - Articles Articles

How's Your Forage Quality this Year?

乐动体育注册 Melanie Barkley

Producers should test forages in order to correctly balance rations to meet sheep nutritional requirements. More
Pastured Livestock Production
Pastured Livestock Production - Workshops Workshops
The Pastured Livestock Production workshop is an educational day and pasture walk for livestock producers who operate predominantly on a pasture-based housing and nutrition system. More
Check Your Feed Supply! Check Your Feed Supply! - News

Check Your Feed Supply!

05/10/2019

Cargill feed recalled due to high aflatoxin levels More
Pasture often provides a large portion of a sheep's daily ration.
Sheep and Goat Workshops: Nutrition School - Workshops Workshops
Nutrition plays a major role in producing efficient and healthy animals. More
Poison hemlock in the spring time along a fencerow. Image from Ohio State University.
Livestock Producers Should Recognize and Manage Poison Hemlock - Articles Articles

Livestock Producers Should Recognize and Manage Poison Hemlock

乐动体育注册 Dwight Lingenfelter, William S. Curran, Ph.D.

“This is the time of year when you start to notice poison hemlock. Best management practices should take place before it flowers, produces more seed, and continues to spread”. More
Grazing Residue Height Matters
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Grazing Residue Height Matters

乐动体育注册 Jessica A. Williamson, Ph.D.

It is important to remember to keep an eye on residue heights to eliminate over-grazing and the problems that occur as a result. More
Most forages and a good quality mineral mix meet nutritional requirements of mature ewes. But, ewes will need additional mineral supplements, particularly during the last third of gestation. Photo: Melanie Barkley, Penn State
Are Your Sheep Consuming Enough Calcium? - Articles Articles

Are Your Sheep Consuming Enough Calcium?

乐动体育注册 Melanie Barkley

Minerals are essential to support skeletal and nervous system functions. But, have you balanced your current mineral program lately with the forages and other feeds that your sheep are consuming? More
Integrating grazing livestock into cropping systems has many potential benefits as well as potential drawbacks.
Central Susquehanna Valley Beef Producer Twilight Meeting - Workshops Workshops
The twilight meeting will feature discussion about integrating grazing livestock into cropping systems. More
Overgrazing pastures compromises pasture production and exposes the soil to erosion
Avoid Overgrazing Your Pastures - Articles Articles

Avoid Overgrazing Your Pastures

乐动体育注册 Justin Brackenrich, Sjoerd Willem Duiker, Ph.D., CCA

The summer is upon us and cool season grasses are slowing down their growth. This is the time to pay attention so you don’t overgraze those pastures. More
Hairy vetch, rye, annual ryegrass, and clover cover crop being grazed. Photo Credit: Sjoerd Duiker, Penn State University
Grazing Crop Residues and Cover Crops - Articles Articles

Grazing Crop Residues and Cover Crops

乐动体育注册 Sjoerd Willem Duiker, Ph.D., CCA

Grazing has been largely excluded from our croplands but is receiving new interest as an additional profit center for farmers as well as a way to improve soil. More
Grazing Warm-Season Annuals
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Grazing Warm-Season Annuals

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This webinar discusses the role and management of warm-season annuals in a grazing system. More
Preventive Controls for Animal Food
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Preventive Controls for Animal Food

02/18/2020

Butler, PA

$475.00
Provides the credentials to meet FDA requirements for development and implementation of a preventive system for food safety as stated within the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) regulations. More
Successful sheep production in SW PA often takes advantage of pasture resources.
So You Want to Raise Sheep or Goats? - Workshops Workshops

So You Want to Raise Sheep or Goats?

02/04/2020

乐动体育注册Montoursville, PA

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Discover production basics for raising sheep and goats. More
During early spring, sheep often meet their water requirements through consuming lush pasture.
Have You Tested The Water Lately? - Articles Articles

Have You Tested The Water Lately?

乐动体育注册 Melanie Barkley

One of the most important components of a sheep's diet is water. Poor water quality can affect intake, which in turn affects animal growth and milk production. More
St. Croix sheep have shown resistance to parasites and tolerance to hot weather. Photo by ARS.
Prevent Parasites Through Grazing Management - Articles Articles

Prevent Parasites Through Grazing Management

乐动体育注册 Melanie Barkley

Grazing management and genetic selection can help your flock minimize the impact of parasites. More
The most accurate method to assess parasite resistance in an individual sheep is through the use of an EBV for worm egg count.
Using EBV Data to Promote Parasite Resistance - Articles Articles

Using EBV Data to Promote Parasite Resistance

乐动体育注册 Melanie Barkley

Internal parasites have been an issue in sheep production for a long time. More
Optimal nutrition promotes lamb survival and can help lead to optimal performance and profitability.
Do Your Sheep Receive Optimal Nutrition? - Articles Articles

Do Your Sheep Receive Optimal Nutrition?

乐动体育注册 Melanie Barkley

Sheep that receive optimal nutrition are more likely to perform at higher levels than sheep that receive less than optimal nutrition. More
Blooming multiflora rose in a pasture.
Multiflora Rose Control in Pastures - Articles Articles
The spread of multiflora rose in PA caused it to be designated as a noxious weed. Multiflora rose can be controlled but it takes considerable effort. More
Sheep Safety and Quality Assurance Program (SSQA)
Sheep Safety and Quality Assurance Program (SSQA) - Articles Articles
Animal Safety Quality Assurance Programs are national programs that provide guidelines and strategies for producers which promote animal quality and safety to ensure safe food for human consumption. More
Evaluating body condition is an important evaluation tool for sheep producers.
Body Condition: One More Evaluation Tool - Articles Articles

Body Condition: One More Evaluation Tool

乐动体育注册 Melanie Barkley

Body condition, or fat cover, is one more evaluation tool that sheep producers can use to evaluate their sheep flock and management practices. More
Good nutrition is very important to help sheep better handle internal parasites.
Managing Parasites with Good Nutrition - Articles Articles
We all know that if we eat better, we feel better. More
Mold and Mycotoxin Problems in Livestock Feeding
Mold and Mycotoxin Problems in Livestock Feeding - Articles Articles
This article explores effects of mycotoxins on animals, testing feeds for toxins, dealing with contaminated feeds, and limiting mycotoxin production. More
Ewe lambs that lamb at one year of age have increased nutritional requirements to account for the growth of lambs in the uterus as well as the continued growth of the ewe.
Feeding and Managing Your Bred Ewe Lambs - Articles Articles
Lifetime performance is an often overlooked measurement in sheep operations. More
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