A nearly extinct breed of sheep brought over in the mid-1500s by the Spanish is getting a new life in New Mexico. One breeder is bringing the exceedingly rare New Mexico Dahl sheep back from the brink of extinction.
Don Chavez, a rancher near Albuquerque, New Mexico has a mission unlike most sheep ranchers.
Read the full story at ModernFarmer.com.
Webinar Jun 23, 2015: Optimizing Reproductive Efficiency in Sheep Production with Strategic Nutritional Management
Purdue Extension will be offering the Southern Regional Sheep and Goat Conference in Scottsburg, Indiana on May 15-16, 2015. The May 15 program runs from 5-8 pm at Scottsburg High School and will be focused on training how to use the FAMACHA parasite diagnostic test. Participants who complete the training will be FAMACHA-certified. The May 16 program runs from 9 am to 3:30 pm at the Scott County Fairgrounds and will feature speakers covering a variety of animal health and production topics.
To learn more about the program go to https://extension.purdue.edu/Pages/article.aspx?intItemID=9907.
The registration deadline is May 8, 2015.
RightRisk News Release: March 10, 2015
The Federal Crop Insurance Corporation Board of Directors recently approved a number of program changes to the LRP-Lamb plan of insurance.
LRP-Lamb is targeted to have sales resume in May 2015. . .
To read more point your browser to: http://RightRisk.org/news
July 28, 2014
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) announced today two new programs to assist the sheep industry with the production and marketing of their products in the United States.
Through the new Sheep Production and Marketing Grant Program, approximately $1.5 million in grant funds are now available to assist the sheep industry. Additionally, AMS’ existing verification program for small-scale livestock producers will now include opportunities for the grass-fed sheep industry. The Prairie Star (7/28/14)