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Sheep & Goats

Below is a list of sheep and goat production and marketing resources. 
Click on the links to access the information:
 

General Information

NEW - Sheep Management Basics - It All Starts with Grass (PDF)

Goats...A Species Whose Time Has Come (PDF)

Sheep Production in South Carolina -Clemson Extension (PDF)


Breeds

Breed Selection: A Beginners Guide to Raising Sheep – Sheep 201

Sheep Breeds A to Z – Sheep 101

Breeds of Livestock – Oklahoma State University


Maryland Small Ruminant Page: Breeds – Sheep and Goat.com


Breeding and Lambing

Some Ideas About Crossbreeding Sheep - Oklahoma Cooperative Extension (PDF)

Flock Improvement Through Ram Selection - Oklahoma Cooperative Extension (PDF)

A Beginner's Guide to Raising Sheep - Sheep 101


Grazing and Feeding

Grazing Systems - Alabama Cooperative Extension

Sheep Grazing Management - Virginia Cooperative Extension

Multispecies Grazing - ATTRA

Targeted Grazing with Sheep and Goats in Orchard Setting - University of Idaho (PDF)


Health and Management

The Merck Veterinary Manual

Sheep Health and Management (PDF)

Foot Rot Control - Oklahoma State Cooperative Extension (PDF)

Scrapie - APHIS Fact Sheet (PDF)

Eradicate Scrapie - National Scrapie Education Initiative (PDF)

Managing Internal Parasites in Sheep and Goats - ATTRA

Famacha: For the Treatment and Control of Barber's Pole Worm in Sheep and Goats - University of Tennessee (PDF)

Livestock Disease: Cause and Control - Oklahoma Cooperative Extension (PDF)

Multi-Species Academy Reference

The following are pdf files of Powerpoint presentations at the California Multi-Species Academy:

 

Multispecies Academy Powerpoints in PDF format

For more information, check out the California Multi-Species Academy page!

 

Vines & Ovines

In 2006, we ran a trial in training sheep to have a dietary aversion to grape leaves in order to use them in vineyards to control floor vegetation. This could lead to reduced chemical and machine use in vineyards, and a new production means for shepherds. Find out more.

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