Management Guidelines for Efficient Sheep Production

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DIANE Publishing, 1993 - Sheep - 63 pages
Chapters: sheep production systems; crossbreeding and selection; using production records to help develop a more profitable flock; national sheep improvement program; ram testing; considerations during the breeding season; sheep health management; common sheep diseases; parasite control; foot health; nutrition; ewe management during gestation, lambing and lactation; artificial rearing of lambs; feeding and management of lambs to weaning and from weaning to market; feeding replacement lambs; breeding ewe lambs; management on pasture; sheep handling facilities; lamb marketing; lamb carcass shows; and wool production and marketing.

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Page 8 - True, the show ring is one system of evaluation, but it is not the only way, and it is not the best way. A state fair champion ram has not really "won his spurs...
Page 5 - ... is not something that can be done on the spur of the moment or as a copy of other countries.
Page 63 - If the variability of the individual fibers is greater than the limits specified in the standards, the wool will be graded at the next, lower grade.
Page 15 - FEPDs are the most accurate estimate of genetic value available, because their calculation is based on not only the performance of the individual but also the performance of all relatives of the individual in the flock with a record for the same trait.

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