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This new breed in New Zealand has a mix of Romney, Perendale, Texel and Finn genetics.

https://www.farmersweekly.co.za/…/new-zealands-new-fatter-…/

A decade of intense research and development in New Zealand has led to a new breed of lamb that is claimed to offer improved health benefits, while retaining excellent flavour.
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Cook the Pasta per box instructions and set aside. Dice the onion and sauté with ground lamb in a dutch oven over medium heat. Once onion and lamb are cooked, add pasta, cheese, and BBQ sauce to dutch oven and stir until combined. Spoon into bowl and top with fresh parsley for color and a …
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"A lifetime of bragging rights" for this young cowgirl in the Mutton Bustin' ride last night. Tune into tonight's ProRodeo.com Xtreme Bulls at the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo at 7:30 PM CT. Link to stream: http://bit.ly/2rjnYxl

Mark your calendars for this Lambing Time Management short course:

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If you have an outbreak of abortions in your flock, it is possibly due to Q-fever. As always, consult with your local vet.

https://www.producer.com/…/q-fever-particularly-hard-sheep…/

Our disease investigation unit at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan is helping a veterinarian investigate a seri
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The South Dakota Sheep Growers Association is looking for an Executive Secretary! Applications are due February 1, 2018.

http://www.sdsheepgrowers.org/

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Both Adult and Youth classes will be offered at the Southern New England Shepherds Forum this March (see info below):

Sign up now for the Southern New England Shepherds Forum on Saturday, March 3, 2018. Held at the Norfolk Ag School in Walpole, Massachusetts. Sponsored by the R...hode Island Sheep Cooperative. OPEN TO ALL. Classes for Adults and Youth. Quiz Bowl too! Nine Guest Speaks!! For more information go to: http://www.risheep.org/2018-03-03-Flyer.pdf Pass the word!

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Northeast Sheep Shearing School (see details below):

Rhode Island Sheep Cooperative

for those who may be interested....

NORTHEAST SHEEP SHEARING SCHOOL

Dates: March 10 and 11, 2018

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Location: 623 Bird Cemetery Rd.
Shepherds Locke, new York

Cost: $185.00 and bring own equipment

For more information
and to sign up contact: Doug Rathke at 320-583-7281

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Lambing school January 23, 2018 at the University of Kentucky (see details below):

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Kentucky Sheep and Goat Development Office

Lambing School will be held Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at the University of Kentucky C. Oran Little Research Center Sheep Unit (see attached map).

This school is... designed for new and prospective sheep producers, although veteran producers are welcome. Topics of discussion, demonstration and hands-on include ewe management prior to, during, and after lambing. Greatest shepherding expertise is required during the first week after lambing, therefore attendees will have the opportunity to work with and learn from ewes that will be lambing at the Sheep Unit on January 23, 2018.

The school begins at 10 a.m. (EST), with lunch on your own from 12 to 1 p.m., and will conclude by 3 p.m. There is no preregistration or fee. However, the school does ask that participants call Dr. Don Ely at 859-257-2717 or email him at dely@uky.edu prior to January 19 to verify attendance.

Event: Lambing School
Date: January 23
Time: 10 a.m.
Location: 1171 Midway Rd., Versailles, KY 40383

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When it is finalized, researchers hope this sensor will be a game-changer for farmers.

https://phys.org/…/2018-01-smart-sensor-farmers-lameness-sh…

A new smart wearable device that can automatically detect lameness in sheep is being developed by veterinary researchers at the University of Nottingham and industry partners Intel and Farm Wizard.
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Don't miss this exciting sale! Enter using our secure online form or call our office to have the forms mailed to your home.

http://www.bannersheepmagazine.com/saleentry.html

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Lots of great photos of the sheep to shawl process at the Pennsylvania Farm Show!

http://lancasteronline.com/…/article_5a77e2c2-f6e9-11e7-8fd…

One of the more unusual events at the Pennsylvania Farm Show is the sheep-to-shawl competition.
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Check your water tank heaters. Thankfully, all the sheep in the barn were saved before the structure became fully engulfed.

http://www.amestrib.com/…/nevada-fire-burns-barn-sheep-resc…

A fire in Nevada this week believed to be caused by a malfunctioning animal water tank heater burned a barn and the hay stored in it, but sheep inside
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Certain rams in the Icelandic breed have traits that make them "Leader Sheep." Farmers in Iceland are breeding these rams specifically to serve this role in their flocks.

http://icelandreview.com/…/growing-interest-breeding-leader…

Farmers around Iceland are showing increasing interest in breeding so-called ‘leader sheep,’ unique to the Icelandic breed.
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Want to attend ASI but cannot afford the cost? Apply for the Young Entrepreneur program! Two scholarships are being offered this year (a single registration and a couple registration).

Contact Chase Adams (see article) for additional information.

http://www.hpj.com/…/article_086e9cf3-c120-5827-ab98-e13a7e…

With the national sheep industry convention just around the corner, the American Sheep Industry Association wants to remind young and beginning sheep producers that once again scholarships are available to
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