Sheep: Any of the ruminant mammals with curved horns in the genus Ovis, family Bovidae. They possess lachrymal grooves and interdigital glands, which are absent in GOATS.Sheep Diseases: Diseases of domestic and mountain sheep of the genus Ovis.Breeding: The production of offspring by selective mating or HYBRIDIZATION, GENETIC in animals or plants.Sheep, Domestic: A species of sheep, Ovis aries, descended from Near Eastern wild forms, especially mouflon.Hybrid Vigor: The adaptive superiority of the heterozygous GENOTYPE with respect to one or more characters in comparison with the corresponding HOMOZYGOTE.Cattle: Domesticated bovine animals of the genus Bos, usually kept on a farm or ranch and used for the production of meat or dairy products or for heavy labor.Weaning: Permanent deprivation of breast milk and commencement of nourishment with other food. (From Stedman, 25th ed)Wool: The hair of SHEEP or other animals that is used for weaving.Crosses, Genetic: Deliberate breeding of two different individuals that results in offspring that carry part of the genetic material of each parent. The parent organisms must be genetically compatible and may be from different varieties or closely related species.Goats: Any of numerous agile, hollow-horned RUMINANTS of the genus Capra, in the family Bovidae, closely related to the SHEEP.Least-Squares Analysis: A principle of estimation in which the estimates of a set of parameters in a statistical model are those quantities minimizing the sum of squared differences between the observed values of a dependent variable and the values predicted by the model.Dog Diseases: Diseases of the domestic dog (Canis familiaris). This term does not include diseases of wild dogs, WOLVES; FOXES; and other Canidae for which the heading CARNIVORA is used.Animal Husbandry: The science of breeding, feeding and care of domestic animals; includes housing and nutrition.Genetic Variation: Genotypic differences observed among individuals in a population.Meat: The edible portions of any animal used for food including domestic mammals (the major ones being cattle, swine, and sheep) along with poultry, fish, shellfish, and game.Dogs: The domestic dog, Canis familiaris, comprising about 400 breeds, of the carnivore family CANIDAE. They are worldwide in distribution and live in association with people. (Walker's Mammals of the World, 5th ed, p1065)Sheep, Bighorn: A species of sheep, Ovis canadensis, characterized by massive brown horns. There are at least four subspecies and they are all endangered or threatened.Species Specificity: The restriction of a characteristic behavior, anatomical structure or physical system, such as immune response; metabolic response, or gene or gene variant to the members of one species. It refers to that property which differentiates one species from another but it is also used for phylogenetic levels higher or lower than the species.Litter Size: The number of offspring produced at one birth by a viviparous animal.Body Weight: The mass or quantity of heaviness of an individual. It is expressed by units of pounds or kilograms.Microsatellite Repeats: A variety of simple repeat sequences that are distributed throughout the GENOME. They are characterized by a short repeat unit of 2-8 basepairs that is repeated up to 100 times. They are also known as short tandem repeats (STRs).Animals, Inbred Strains: Animals produced by the mating of progeny over multiple generations. The resultant strain of animals is virtually identical genotypically. Highly inbred animal lines allow the study of certain traits in a relatively pure form. (Segen, Dictionary of Modern Medicine, 1992)Reproduction: The total process by which organisms produce offspring. (Stedman, 25th ed)Swine: Any of various animals that constitute the family Suidae and comprise stout-bodied, short-legged omnivorous mammals with thick skin, usually covered with coarse bristles, a rather long mobile snout, and small tail. Included are the genera Babyrousa, Phacochoerus (wart hogs), and Sus, the latter containing the domestic pig (see SUS SCROFA).Animals, Domestic: Animals which have become adapted through breeding in captivity to a life intimately associated with humans. They include animals domesticated by humans to live and breed in a tame condition on farms or ranches for economic reasons, including LIVESTOCK (specifically CATTLE; SHEEP; HORSES; etc.), POULTRY; and those raised or kept for pleasure and companionship, e.g., PETS; or specifically DOGS; CATS; etc.Scrapie: A fatal disease of the nervous system in sheep and goats, characterized by pruritus, debility, and locomotor incoordination. It is caused by proteinaceous infectious particles called PRIONS.Weight Gain: Increase in BODY WEIGHT over existing weight.Jaagsiekte sheep retrovirus: A BETARETROVIRUS that causes pulmonary adenomatosis in sheep (PULMONARY ADENOMATOSIS, OVINE).Genotype: The genetic constitution of the individual, comprising the ALLELES present at each GENETIC LOCUS.Horses: Large, hoofed mammals of the family EQUIDAE. Horses are active day and night with most of the day spent seeking and consuming food. Feeding peaks occur in the early morning and late afternoon, and there are several daily periods of rest.Inbreeding: The mating of plants or non-human animals which are closely related genetically.Sus scrofa: A species of SWINE, in the family Suidae, comprising a number of subspecies including the domestic pig Sus scrofa domestica.Animal Feed: Foodstuff used especially for domestic and laboratory animals, or livestock.Equidae: A family of hoofed MAMMALS consisting of HORSES, donkeys, and zebras. Members of this family are strict herbivores and can be classified as either browsers or grazers depending on how they feed.Pregnancy: The status during which female mammals carry their developing young (EMBRYOS or FETUSES) in utero before birth, beginning from FERTILIZATION to BIRTH.Birth Weight: The mass or quantity of heaviness of an individual at BIRTH. It is expressed by units of pounds or kilograms.Seasons: Divisions of the year according to some regularly recurrent phenomena usually astronomical or climatic. (From McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 6th ed)Fertility: The capacity to conceive or to induce conception. It may refer to either the male or female.Goat Diseases: Diseases of the domestic or wild goat of the genus Capra.Phylogeny: The relationships of groups of organisms as reflected by their genetic makeup.PortugalQuantitative Trait, Heritable: A characteristic showing quantitative inheritance such as SKIN PIGMENTATION in humans. (From A Dictionary of Genetics, 4th ed)Dystocia: Slow or difficult OBSTETRIC LABOR or CHILDBIRTH.Lactation: The processes of milk secretion by the maternal MAMMARY GLANDS after PARTURITION. The proliferation of the mammary glandular tissue, milk synthesis, and milk expulsion or let down are regulated by the interactions of several hormones including ESTRADIOL; PROGESTERONE; PROLACTIN; and OXYTOCIN.Haplotypes: The genetic constitution of individuals with respect to one member of a pair of allelic genes, or sets of genes that are closely linked and tend to be inherited together such as those of the MAJOR HISTOCOMPATIBILITY COMPLEX.Models, Genetic: Theoretical representations that simulate the behavior or activity of genetic processes or phenomena. They include the use of mathematical equations, computers, and other electronic equipment.Gene Frequency: The proportion of one particular in the total of all ALLELES for one genetic locus in a breeding POPULATION.Animal Identification Systems: Procedures for recognizing individual animals and certain identifiable characteristics pertaining to them; includes computerized methods, ear tags, etc.Body Composition: The relative amounts of various components in the body, such as percentage of body fat.Polymorphism, Single Nucleotide: A single nucleotide variation in a genetic sequence that occurs at appreciable frequency in the population.Chromosomes, Mammalian: Complex nucleoprotein structures which contain the genomic DNA and are part of the CELL NUCLEUS of MAMMALS.Milk: The white liquid secreted by the mammary glands. It contains proteins, sugar, lipids, vitamins, and minerals.Alleles: Variant forms of the same gene, occupying the same locus on homologous CHROMOSOMES, and governing the variants in production of the same gene product.Pregnancy, Animal: The process of bearing developing young (EMBRYOS or FETUSES) in utero in non-human mammals, beginning from FERTILIZATION to BIRTH.Hybridization, Genetic: The genetic process of crossbreeding between genetically dissimilar parents to produce a hybrid.Genetic Markers: A phenotypically recognizable genetic trait which can be used to identify a genetic locus, a linkage group, or a recombination event.Phenotype: The outward appearance of the individual. It is the product of interactions between genes, and between the GENOTYPE and the environment.Sexual Maturation: Achievement of full sexual capacity in animals and in humans.Fetus: The unborn young of a viviparous mammal, in the postembryonic period, after the major structures have been outlined. In humans, the unborn young from the end of the eighth week after CONCEPTION until BIRTH, as distinguished from the earlier EMBRYO, MAMMALIAN.Heterozygote: An individual having different alleles at one or more loci regarding a specific character.Cattle Diseases: Diseases of domestic cattle of the genus Bos. It includes diseases of cows, yaks, and zebus.Selection, Genetic: Differential and non-random reproduction of different genotypes, operating to alter the gene frequencies within a population.Genetics, Population: The discipline studying genetic composition of populations and effects of factors such as GENETIC SELECTION, population size, MUTATION, migration, and GENETIC DRIFT on the frequencies of various GENOTYPES and PHENOTYPES using a variety of GENETIC TECHNIQUES.Genome: The genetic complement of an organism, including all of its GENES, as represented in its DNA, or in some cases, its RNA.Sequence Analysis, DNA: A multistage process that includes cloning, physical mapping, subcloning, determination of the DNA SEQUENCE, and information analysis.Scrotum: A cutaneous pouch of skin containing the testicles and spermatic cords.Pulmonary Adenomatosis, Ovine: A contagious, neoplastic, pulmonary disease of sheep characterized by hyperplasia and hypertrophy of pneumocytes and epithelial cells of the lung. It is caused by JAAGSIEKTE SHEEP RETROVIRUS.Animal Nutritional Physiological Phenomena: Nutritional physiology of animals.Ovulation: The discharge of an OVUM from a rupturing follicle in the OVARY.Hair Color: Color of hair or fur.Rumen: The first stomach of ruminants. It lies on the left side of the body, occupying the whole of the left side of the abdomen and even stretching across the median plane of the body to the right side. It is capacious, divided into an upper and a lower sac, each of which has a blind sac at its posterior extremity. The rumen is lined by mucous membrane containing no digestive glands, but mucus-secreting glands are present in large numbers. Coarse, partially chewed food is stored and churned in the rumen until the animal finds circumstances convenient for rumination. When this occurs, little balls of food are regurgitated through the esophagus into the mouth, and are subjected to a second more thorough mastication, swallowed, and passed on into other parts of the compound stomach. (From Black's Veterinary Dictionary, 17th ed)Abattoirs: Places where animals are slaughtered and dressed for market.Random Allocation: A process involving chance used in therapeutic trials or other research endeavor for allocating experimental subjects, human or animal, between treatment and control groups, or among treatment groups. It may also apply to experiments on inanimate objects.Prions: Small proteinaceous infectious particles which resist inactivation by procedures that modify NUCLEIC ACIDS and contain an abnormal isoform of a cellular protein which is a major and necessary component. The abnormal (scrapie) isoform is PrPSc (PRPSC PROTEINS) and the cellular isoform PrPC (PRPC PROTEINS). The primary amino acid sequence of the two isoforms is identical. Human diseases caused by prions include CREUTZFELDT-JAKOB SYNDROME; GERSTMANN-STRAUSSLER SYNDROME; and INSOMNIA, FATAL FAMILIAL.Analysis of Variance: A statistical technique that isolates and assesses the contributions of categorical independent variables to variation in the mean of a continuous dependent variable.Eating: The consumption of edible substances.Pedigree: The record of descent or ancestry, particularly of a particular condition or trait, indicating individual family members, their relationships, and their status with respect to the trait or condition.Adipose Tissue: Specialized connective tissue composed of fat cells (ADIPOCYTES). It is the site of stored FATS, usually in the form of TRIGLYCERIDES. In mammals, there are two types of adipose tissue, the WHITE FAT and the BROWN FAT. Their relative distributions vary in different species with most adipose tissue being white.HornsBody Size: The physical measurements of a body.DNA, Mitochondrial: Double-stranded DNA of MITOCHONDRIA. In eukaryotes, the mitochondrial GENOME is circular and codes for ribosomal RNAs, transfer RNAs, and about 10 proteins.Molecular Sequence Data: Descriptions of specific amino acid, carbohydrate, or nucleotide sequences which have appeared in the published literature and/or are deposited in and maintained by databanks such as GENBANK, European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), National Biomedical Research Foundation (NBRF), or other sequence repositories.Parasitic Diseases, Animal: Infections or infestations with parasitic organisms. The infestation may be experimental or veterinary.Tropical Climate: A climate which is typical of equatorial and tropical regions, i.e., one with continually high temperatures with considerable precipitation, at least during part of the year. (McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed)Animals, Wild: Animals considered to be wild or feral or not adapted for domestic use. It does not include wild animals in zoos for which ANIMALS, ZOO is available.Polymorphism, Genetic: The regular and simultaneous occurrence in a single interbreeding population of two or more discontinuous genotypes. The concept includes differences in genotypes ranging in size from a single nucleotide site (POLYMORPHISM, SINGLE NUCLEOTIDE) to large nucleotide sequences visible at a chromosomal level.DairyingNematode Infections: Infections by nematodes, general or unspecified.Abomasum: The fourth stomach of ruminating animals. It is also called the "true" stomach. It is an elongated pear-shaped sac lying on the floor of the abdomen, on the right-hand side, and roughly between the seventh and twelfth ribs. It leads to the beginning of the small intestine. (From Black's Veterinary Dictionary, 17th ed)Estrus: The period in the ESTROUS CYCLE associated with maximum sexual receptivity and fertility in non-primate female mammals.Erythrocytes: Red blood cells. Mature erythrocytes are non-nucleated, biconcave disks containing HEMOGLOBIN whose function is to transport OXYGEN.Sex Characteristics: Those characteristics that distinguish one SEX from the other. The primary sex characteristics are the OVARIES and TESTES and their related hormones. Secondary sex characteristics are those which are masculine or feminine but not directly related to reproduction.Buffaloes: Ruminants of the family Bovidae consisting of Bubalus arnee and Syncerus caffer. This concept is differentiated from BISON, which refers to Bison bison and Bison bonasus.Horse Diseases: Diseases of domestic and wild horses of the species Equus caballus.Food Technology: The application of knowledge to the food industry.Wolves: Any of several large carnivorous mammals of the family CANIDAE that usually hunt in packs.Chromosome Mapping: Any method used for determining the location of and relative distances between genes on a chromosome.Spain: Parliamentary democracy located between France on the northeast and Portugual on the west and bordered by the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea.Time Factors: Elements of limited time intervals, contributing to particular results or situations.Hair: A filament-like structure consisting of a shaft which projects to the surface of the SKIN from a root which is softer than the shaft and lodges in the cavity of a HAIR FOLLICLE. It is found on most surfaces of the body.Animals, Suckling: Young, unweaned mammals. Refers to nursing animals whether nourished by their biological mother, foster mother, or bottle fed.Linkage Disequilibrium: Nonrandom association of linked genes. This is the tendency of the alleles of two separate but already linked loci to be found together more frequently than would be expected by chance alone.Lymph: The interstitial fluid that is in the LYMPHATIC SYSTEM.Base Sequence: The sequence of PURINES and PYRIMIDINES in nucleic acids and polynucleotides. It is also called nucleotide sequence.PrPSc Proteins: Abnormal isoform of prion proteins (PRIONS) resulting from a posttranslational modification of the cellular prion protein (PRPC PROTEINS). PrPSc are disease-specific proteins seen in certain human and animal neurodegenerative diseases (PRION DISEASES).Zeranol: A non-steroidal estrogen analog.Cluster Analysis: A set of statistical methods used to group variables or observations into strongly inter-related subgroups. In epidemiology, it may be used to analyze a closely grouped series of events or cases of disease or other health-related phenomenon with well-defined distribution patterns in relation to time or place or both.Polymerase Chain Reaction: In vitro method for producing large amounts of specific DNA or RNA fragments of defined length and sequence from small amounts of short oligonucleotide flanking sequences (primers). The essential steps include thermal denaturation of the double-stranded target molecules, annealing of the primers to their complementary sequences, and extension of the annealed primers by enzymatic synthesis with DNA polymerase. The reaction is efficient, specific, and extremely sensitive. Uses for the reaction include disease diagnosis, detection of difficult-to-isolate pathogens, mutation analysis, genetic testing, DNA sequencing, and analyzing evolutionary relationships.Animals, Newborn: Refers to animals in the period of time just after birth.Food Quality: Ratings of the characteristics of food including flavor, appearance, nutritional content, and the amount of microbial and chemical contamination.Poaceae: A large family of narrow-leaved herbaceous grasses of the order Cyperales, subclass Commelinidae, class Liliopsida (monocotyledons). Food grains (EDIBLE GRAIN) come from members of this family. RHINITIS, ALLERGIC, SEASONAL can be induced by POLLEN of many of the grasses.SicilyHip Dysplasia, Canine: A hereditary disease of the hip joints in dogs. Signs of the disease may be evident any time after 4 weeks of age.Ruminants: A suborder of the order ARTIODACTYLA whose members have the distinguishing feature of a four-chambered stomach, including the capacious RUMEN. Horns or antlers are usually present, at least in males.Muscle, Skeletal: A subtype of striated muscle, attached by TENDONS to the SKELETON. Skeletal muscles are innervated and their movement can be consciously controlled. They are also called voluntary muscles.Plant Poisoning: Poisoning by the ingestion of plants or its leaves, berries, roots or stalks. The manifestations in both humans and animals vary in severity from mild to life threatening. In animals, especially domestic animals, it is usually the result of ingesting moldy or fermented forage.Omasum: The third stomach of ruminants, situated on the right side of the abdomen at a higher level than the fourth stomach and between this latter and the second stomach, with both of which it communicates. From its inner surface project large numbers of leaves or folia, each of which possesses roughened surfaces. In the center of each folium is a band of muscle fibers which produces a rasping movement of the leaf when it contracts. One leaf rubs against those on either side of it, and large particles of food material are ground down between the rough surfaces, preparatory to further digestion in the succeeding parts of the alimentary canal. (Black's Veterinary Dictionary, 17th ed)Encephalopathy, Bovine Spongiform: A transmissible spongiform encephalopathy of cattle associated with abnormal prion proteins in the brain. Affected animals develop excitability and salivation followed by ATAXIA. This disorder has been associated with consumption of SCRAPIE infected ruminant derived protein. This condition may be transmitted to humans, where it is referred to as variant or new variant CREUTZFELDT-JAKOB SYNDROME. (Vet Rec 1998 Jul 25;143(41):101-5)History, Modern 1601-: The period of history from 1601 of the common era to the present.Age Factors: Age as a constituent element or influence contributing to the production of a result. It may be applicable to the cause or the effect of a circumstance. It is used with human or animal concepts but should be differentiated from AGING, a physiological process, and TIME FACTORS which refers only to the passage of time.Stomach, RuminantFoot Rot: A disease of the horny parts and of the adjacent soft structures of the feet of cattle, swine, and sheep. It is usually caused by Corynebacterium pyogenes or Bacteroides nodosus (see DICHELOBACTER NODOSUS). It is also known as interdigital necrobacillosis. (From Black's Veterinary Dictionary, 18th ed)Myostatin: A growth differentiation factor that is a potent inhibitor of SKELETAL MUSCLE growth. It may play a role in the regulation of MYOGENESIS and in muscle maintenance during adulthood.Bluetongue: A reovirus infection, chiefly of sheep, characterized by a swollen blue tongue, catarrhal inflammation of upper respiratory and gastrointestinal tracts, and often by inflammation of sensitive laminae of the feet and coronet.
The Såne-sheep is a breed of Danish origin. In the making of the breed, the purpose was to produce a hardy sheep that could ... In addition, the breed is polled in both sexes. Ram size: 90-120 kg. Eve size: 65-85 kg. Lamb birth size: approx. 4.5 kg.. ... unlike most other sheep breeds, a feature that is somewhat preserved in the Såne-sheep. The Karakul sheep contributed with its ... To start with, Shropshire sheep were crossed with Karakul sheep. The shropshire contributed with its size, plus the fact, that ...
There are two sub-types of the breed, a dark-faced and a blonde. The breed is a medium or small-sized sheep with long, coarse ... List of sheep breeds Basque breeds and cultivars Gomez, M; I. Amezaga (2003). "Conservation of livestock genetic resources in ... The Latxa (Basque pronunciation: [latʃa]; Spanish: Lacho/Lacha) is a breed of domestic sheep native to the Basque Country of ... ISBN 978-90-76998-56-5. Schmitt, Maggie (May 27, 2009). "Sheep vs. Sheep in Basque Country". The Atlantic. Ugarte, E.; Urarte, ...
... s are medium-sized, robust sheep with dark faces and short wool. Prior to the importation of Continental breeds like ... "Sheep Breeds D-F". sheep101.info. "Dorset Down". National Sheep Association. "Dorset Down". Watchlist. Rare Breeds Survival ... The breed is not closely related to the Dorset (a.k.a. Dorset Horned), which is a white-faced sheep. ... The Dorset Down is a breed of sheep native to the Dorset Downs region of England. It originated in the early 19th century from ...
Charles Schreiner III
He also experimented with cross-breeding cattle. In 1960, Charlie III was elected president of the 12,000-member Texas Sheep ... As the herds prospered, management was required to limit size. Hunting the exotics for profit became one of the revenue sources ... It's bred into us," said Schreiner. The ranch shrank from 500,000 acres in the heyday of the first Charles Schreiner to 70,000 ... As part of his experiment with exotics Charlie III cross-bred a domestic goat from the YO herd with an ibex, a species of wild ...
The Swiss Valais Blacknose sheep is a large-sized breed with a robust and symmetrical physique. Mature females, from two years ... Valais Sheep Breed information, 03 September 2017 Valais Blacknose Sheep Society UK, Valais Sheep Breed information, 03 ... The breed is horned with both rams and ewes having spiral or helical-shaped horns. The blacknose sheep is a coarsewooled breed ... is a breed of domestic sheep originating in the Valais region of Switzerland. It is a dual-purpose breed, raised both for meat ...
... s are an all-white, medium-sized sheep, prolific and able to breed out of season. The carcases are muscular with ... Storey's Illustrated Breed Guide to Sheep, Goats, Cattle and Pigs: 163 Breeds from Common to Rare, Storey Pub., pp. 236-237, ... The success of the Polled Dorset has made it considered to be the second most popular sheep breed in the United States. A ... The Dorset is an ancient breed that was most likely developed from horned sheep that lived in the valleys and pastures of ...
... while rams can breed at one year. The Istrian Milks' average litter size is about 1.21 lambs. The Istrian Milk sheep's milk is ... The breed likely developed out of indigenous sheep being crossed with Apulian and Syrian breeds during Roman times, and balkan ... Today, the breed is endangered. The Istrian Milk sheep is native to the Istrian peninsula of Croatia and the Karst region of ... In Italy, the breed was especially threatened by a general collapse of sheep raising in the Karst upland after World War II, ...
The breed is of small size and low weight. Cows measures 1.15 m and 280 kg, the bulls 1.20 and 350 kg. Today the breed is ... It is not used for cheese because the Corsican cheese tradition was based on sheep and goat. Therefore, milk production is low ... There is no breed registry and therefore is not considered a breed in a narrow sense but rather a population. There is no ... The breed has a tan coat with shades ranging from blond to dark wheat and gray. The belly is often lighter. The mucous ...
"ASDWA - Australian Sheep Dog Workers' Association -". asdwa.org.au. "Dog Breeds - Types Of Dogs". AKC.org. American Kennel Club ... It is a medium-sized dog and comes in a variety of colours. The Kelpie has been exported throughout the world and is used to ... Today's Collie breeds were not formed until about ten or 15 years after the Kelpie was established as a breed, with the first ... The Kelpie's signature move is to jump on the backs of sheep and walk across the tops of the sheep to reach the other side and ...
Beulah Speckled Face
The Beulah Speckled Face is a medium-sized breed although it is fairly large for a hill sheep. The face is free of wool and is ... The Beulah Speckled Face is a breed of domestic sheep originating in the United Kingdom. Having been bred in the uplands of ... When bred pure, the lambs do not meet today's export demand for lean, fast-growing sheep. However, the ewes make good mothers ... The origins of the breed are unclear; it may be a truly native breed that has been selected to suit the local environment for ...
Cardigan Welsh Corgi
Originally bred for farm work, including herding sheep and cattle. Cardigan Welsh Corgis were bred long and low to make sure ... Litter size can vary; usually four to six puppies. The most common causes of death for the breed were cancer (28.3%), old age ( ... It is one of the oldest breeds of the British Isles. Cardigan Welsh Corgis are known to be an extremely loyal dog breed. They ... Both groups have worked hard to ensure the appearance and type of breed are standardized through careful selective breeding. ...
... is a breed of domesticated sheep found in Spain. Most recently, the Guirra has been bred mostly for meat. Lambs have a reddish- ... The ears, medium in size, project horizontally from the top of the head. The fleece covers the trunk, neck, and part of legs. ... "Guirra". Sheep Breeds G - I. Sheep101.info. Retrieved 2014-07-29. ...
Mason's World Encyclopedia of Livestock Breeds and Breeding, 2 Volume Pack. CABI. p. 855. ISBN 1845934660. "Manchega Sheep". ... The Manchega is a medium-sized, entrefino type sheep. The Manchega come in two colors, white and black, although the white ... The Manchega is a breed of sheep native to the La Mancha region of Spain. The Manchega is most famous for producing the milk ... The breed was domesticated by the early residents of La Mancha and bred to its current state. The Manchega were typically only ...
North Country Cheviot
... sheep are a type of Cheviot. They are bred predominantly in Scotland, but are also bred in other parts of ... The result was a larger sheep that had a longer fleece, and one that matured earlier. The North Country is about twice the size ... He named these sheep "Cheviots" after the hill area they originated. Another hill breed was introduced into the ranges of ... "Breed Standard". The American North Country Cheviot. The American North Country Cheviot Sheep Association, Inc. Retrieved 2010- ...
Flora and fauna of the Outer Hebrides
There is also a breed of feral sheep residing on Boreray, which is one of the most endangered British sheep in existence. There ... There are numerous molluscs, sponges, brittlestars and starfish, the latter growing noticeably larger in size than normal. Cup ... Soay sheep are a very primitive breed that do not require shearing. Numbers vary from 600 to 1,700 on Hirta, and 200 remain on ... The grey seal now breeds on Hirta but did not do so before the 1930 evacuation. The beach at Village Bay in St Kilda is unusual ...
De Grey Station
The station has sheep, breeding mares and camels and now runs 6,000 head of cattle. De Grey is the earliest pastoral lease in ... Pardoo Station was established as an outstation of De Grey in 1869 and has a size of over 200,000 hectares (494,211 acres). ... At this time the manager of the station was Mr John Stewart and 30,000 sheep were being run on the property. The party stayed ... The Rubin family bought the lease on the property in 1912 for A£100,000 with 75,000 sheep and provided the wool for the ...
Polish Lowland Sheepdog
The Polish Lowland Sheepdog (Polish: Polski Owczarek Nizinny, also PON), is a medium-sized, shaggy-coated, sheep dog breed ... These dogs were bred with the local Scottish dogs to produce the Scottish herding dogs, most obviously the Bearded Collie. ... Kazimierz Grabski, a Polish merchant, traded a shipment of grain for sheep in Scotland in 1515, and brought six PONs to move ... His moderate build lends itself to working effortlessly all day long, running with ease to herd the sheep. Pictures of Smok can ...
... and in 2013 the total numbers for the breed were reported as 3363. The Alpagota is a small to medium-sized breed with a white ... the Italian national association of sheep-breeders. Of the twelve local sheep breeds present in the Veneto fifty years ago, ... The Alpagota is a breed of sheep from the province of Belluno in the Veneto, in north-eastern Italy. It is particularly ... It is one of the forty-two autochthonous local sheep breeds of limited distribution for which a herdbook is kept by the ...
The Cine Capari is a domesticated breed of sheep originating from Aydin Province in Turkey. In 1998, there were 300 Cine Capari ... Cemal, Ibrahim; Karaca, Orhan (2007). "Phenotypic and Genetic Parameters for Litter Size in Some Regional Synthetic Sheep ... "Cine Capari/Turkey". Breed data sheep. Domestic Animal Diversity Information System. Retrieved 2009-05-20. ... The Cine Capari is a fat-tail breed. The decline in population has been due to local farmers crossing this breed with the Chios ...
... is a breed of medium-to-large-sized herding dog. It originated in Belgium and is similar to other sheep herding dogs from that ... both for purebred dogs in general and for breeds similar in size. The longest-lived of 113 deceased Belgians in the UK survey ... at rates similar to breeds in general. They differ most notably from other breeds in the high incidence of seizures and/or ... Official breed creation occurred around 1891, when the Club du Chien de Berger Belge (Belgian Shepherd Dog Club) was formed in ...
It is bred predominantly for its wool, and its carcass size is generally smaller than that of sheep bred for meat. South ... Merino sheep bred for meat do not produce a fleece with a fine enough staple for this purpose. The Phoenicians introduced sheep ... Her sons, Andrew and William, studied sheep breeding and wool classing. The selected 100 sheep were driven (herded) to Hamburg ... The Merino is an economically influential breed of sheep prized for its wool. The breed originated in Southwestern Iberia ( ...
Few towns of any size have developed in the Camargue. Its "capital" is Arles, located at the extreme north of the delta where ... The Camargue has an eponymous horse breed, the famous white Camarguais. Camargue horses are ridden by the gardians (cowboys), ... who rear the region's cattle for fighting bulls for export to Spain, as well as sheep. Many of these animals are raised in semi ...
Miniature American Shepherd
These dogs were bred with a goal of maintaining their small size, active character and intelligence. The breed was first ... The breed has been used for herding smaller stock such as sheep and goats, although they have the heart to tackle larger stock ... The first parent breed club and registry, MASCUSA, was formed in 1990 and incorporated in 1993. The breed entered the AKC ... "Miniature American Shepherd Dog Breed Information". Vetstreet. Retrieved 2017-05-15. "Breed Health". mascusa.org. Retrieved ...
In 2013 the total number for the breed was 120. The Savoiarda is of medium size. Weight is variable, but averages 65-70 kg for ... The Savoiarda or razza di Cuorgné is a threatened breed of upland sheep from the province of Turin, in Piemonte, north-west ... It is one of the forty-two autochthonous local sheep breeds of limited distribution for which a herdbook is kept by the ... The coat is off-white.:275 The Savoiarda was traditionally a triple-purpose breed, raised for meat, milk and wool. It is now ...
Miniature bull riding
Miniature bulls are bred to buck, just like full-sized bulls. Because of these attributes and the fact that they are ... One of his friends added that he feels it is harder to ride a sheep because the sheep does not kick, and kicking can push you ... "Staying on a sheep is more about squeezing with your legs and leaning to the front," Griego said. "Riding a bull takes a lot ... a miniature bull gives a youngster a better idea of what riding a junior or full-size bull will be like than what a sheep or ...
The Orobica or Valgerola is a breed of domestic goat from the Val Gerola in the province of Sondrio, in the Bergamo Alps of ... The Orobica goat is of medium size; males weigh on average 80 kg, females about 65 kg. Both sexes have long horns and erect ... the Italian national association of sheep-breeders. At the end of 2013 the registered population was 1109. ... The origins of the breed are unknown; it is first documented at the beginning of the twentieth century. The Orobica is one of ...
Breed data sheet: Alpina/Italy. Domestic Animal Diversity Information System of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the ... It is highly variable in size, in morphological characteristics such as the type, colour and pattern of its coat and the shape ... the Italian national association of sheep- and goat-breeders. At the end of 2013 the registered population was variously ... Figures for the total size of the population vary widely. It was estimated at 22,000 in 1973, and in 2001 at 55,000. Another ...
The Polypay sheep breed is a white, medium-sized, polled sheep which was developed in the 1960s at the U.S. Sheep Experiment ... List of sheep breeds Sheep shearing Wool "American Polypay Sheep Association". American Polypay Sheep Association. Retrieved ... early puberty and long breeding season, Targhee for their large body size, long breeding season and quality fleeces, and ... In general, Polypay sheep are noted for being a highly prolific maternal dual-purpose (meat and wool) breed. Dr. C. V. Hulet ...
Amphibian - Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Sheep frog · Rainforest rocket frog · Plectrohyla guatemalensis · Ptychohyla salvadorensis · Craugastor adamastus · Craugastor ... Eryops, typical of the large-size early amphibians 310-295 million years ago ... swamps and lakes to breed.p10 Male frogs and toads may croak to attract a female. When a female frog has chosen a mate, the ... Sheep frog · Mexican tree frog · Wood frog ...
Females first come into estrus and breed as yearlings or as 2-year-olds. They breed only once in a year. ... Black wildebeest are sexually dimorphic, with females being smaller in size and more slender than males. The head-and- ... Oestrid fly larvae of sheep, goats, springbok and black wildebeest in the Eastern Cape Province". Onderstepoort Journal of ... During the breeding season, the male loses condition as he spends little time grazing. Males are known to mount other males ...
The Charollais sheep is a medium to large sized breed used as a terminal sire. The head is pinkish-brown and is usually free of ... "Breed history". Charollais Sheep Society. Retrieved 2015-08-15. The British Charollais Sheep Society Canadian Charollais Sheep ... The Charollais is a breed of domestic sheep originating in east central France, in the same region in which Charollais cattle ... "British Charollais Sheep". Retrieved 2015-08-15. "Charollais/France". Breed Data Sheet. Domestic Animal Diversity Information ...
Comparison of a particular animal's brain size with the expected brain size based on such allometric analysis provides an ... Small whales, such as belugas, are sometimes kept in captivity and trained to perform tricks, but breeding success has been ... Whales range in size from the 2.6 metres (8.5 ft) and 135 kilograms (298 lb) dwarf sperm whale to the 29.9 metres (98 ft) and ... Whales range in size from the 2.6-metre (8.5 ft) and 135-kilogram (298 lb) dwarf sperm whale to the 34-metre (112 ft) and 190- ...
Cooperative breeding, where birds other than the breeding pair help raise the young and is common in some bird families, is ... Masello, J; Pagnossin, M; Sommer, C; Quillfeldt, P (2006). "Population size, provisioning frequency, flock size and foraging ... Golden-winged parakeets prey on water snails, the New Zealand kea can, though uncommonly, hunts adult sheep, and the ... Living species range in size from the buff-faced pygmy parrot, at under 10 g (0.4 oz) in weight and 8 cm (3.1 in) in length,[21 ...
The last pair bred on the coast of Mayo in 1912. In 2007, a hundred local sheep farmers gathered at Kerry airport to ... Now the brood sizes have increased, at somewhat less than 1 brood size on average, but still somewhat less productivity than ... a b c d e f g h i j k Mori, S. (1980). Breeding biology of the White-tailed Eagle Haliaeetus albicilla in Hokkaido, Japan. ... a b c d e Yurko, V.V. (2016). Diet of the White-Tailed Eagle During the Breeding Season in the Polesski State Radiation- ...
Breeding. An adult with a 30-day-old chick in a cave nest near Hopper Mountain National Wildlife Refuge, California, USA ... Its low clutch size (one young per nest), combined with a late age of sexual maturity, make the bird vulnerable to artificial ... They still prefer to feast on large, terrestrial mammalian carcasses such as deer, goats, sheep, donkeys, horses, pigs, cougars ... "Last Wild California Condor Capture for Breeding Program" (PDF). U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (press release). Retrieved May 6, ...
Muslims had to slaughter sheep in secret.. Among all the [subject] alien peoples only the Hui-hui say "we do not eat Mongol ... He forbade the selling of women, theft, fighting among the Mongols, and the hunting of animals during the breeding season. ... an empire twice the size of the Roman Empire or the Muslim Caliphate at their height. Genghis named his third ... "If you slaughter sheep, you will be considered guilty of a crime." He issued a regulation to that effect ... [In 1279/1280 ...
Fauna of Scotland
There are various notable domesticated Scottish mammal breeds including Highland Cattle, the Shetland Pony, Soay Sheep and ... Kilda field mouse, Apodemus sylvaticus hirtensi, is an endemic subspecies of the wood mouse that reaches twice the size of its ... It has isolated populations of feral goats Capra hircus and feral sheep (Ovis aries), such as the herd of 1,000 Soay sheep ... Scotland is the breeding station for about 90% of the UK's Arctic terns, the majority of which make use of colonies in Orkney ...
As herd sizes increased a door was set into the front of each bail so that when the milking was done for any cow the milker ... With industrialisation and urbanisation, the supply of milk became a commercial industry, with specialised breeds of cattle ... sheep, horses, or camels - for human consumption. A dairy is typically located on a dedicated dairy farm or in a section of a ... As herd sizes increased there was more need to have efficient milking machines, sheds, milk-storage facilities (vats), bulk- ...
... after eradication of the tsetse farmers will be able to replace their local breeds with improved breeds and increase their ... The crop is large enough to accommodate a huge increase in size during the bloodmeal since tsetse can take a bloodmeal equal in ... sheep, goats, and pigs. These diseases are caused by several different trypanosome species that may also survive in wild ... These organisms are about the size of red blood cells. Different species of trypanosomes infect different hosts. They range ...
... and currently stay at 600 to 700 with an improved breeding and grazing management. Sheep raising is now confined to the ... The blocks are not waterworn, their angles being only a little blunted; they vary in size from one or two feet in diameter to ... Sheep were farmed commercially for wool on the islands from the 1860s. Sheep raising on Weddell Island was established in ... the remainder of the island being run as a sheep farm and wildlands. Sheep numbers have varied greatly under different island ...
It is likely that the Shetland sheep breed, Shetland collie breed of dogs, and various pony breeds of horses developed in this ... Some have been breeds of smaller animals that were not originally selected for size, but are now held to specific sizes by a ... Smaller stature may be a deliberate goal of breeding programs, or it may be a side effect of other breeding goals. ... which may be encouraged by deliberate breeding. This often takes the form of in-breeding to concentrate recessive genes, and ...
There are many retriever breeds, such as Labrador Retrievers and Chesapeake Bay Retrievers, specifically bred for the task. ... Hunters use pellet sizes 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, or BB for ducks, and 2, BB, BBB or T shot for geese. Buckshot is legal. ... shotguns that can hold more than three shells must be modified to reduce their magazine size. A wooden plug is installed in the ... as they have started breeding with lesser snow geese and their migration range is ever increasing. ...
... sheep, pigs, goats, and fowl. It may have been the most common breed in America during the 19th and early 20th century. ... The English Shepherd is a medium-sized dog, usually somewhat longer than it is tall. It generally weighs between 20 and 30 ... English Shepherds were bred to do many tasks on the small diversified farms of the 17th through early 20th centuries that had ... This breed was selected on diverse small family farms in the past and has been selected to work in a partnership arrangement ...
The primary purpose was to create means to breed endangered species, specifically: the Arabian oryx, gazelles, ostriches, and ... Some famous Hungarian animal species live in Hortobágy National Park, such as the grey cattle, racka long-wool sheep living ... The environmental organization Pro Natura takes care of about 650 nature reserves of various sizes throughout Switzerland (250 ...
Middle-sized gardens will have a single lake with one or more streams coming into the lake, with bridges crossing the streams, ... There are fields, two hundred sheep, chickens, pigs, geese and ducks...There is also a water mill, a fish pond, caves, and ... Ji Cheng built a garden for Wu Youyu, the Treasurer of Jinling, that was just under one hectare in size, and the tour of the ... Chinese classical gardens varied greatly in size. The largest garden in Suzhou, the Humble Administrator's Garden, was a little ...
Calves usually suffer less lethal wounds than sheep due to their size and the protection by the adult cattle, so have a higher ... White dingoes breed true, and black and tan dingoes breed true; when these cross, the result is a sandy colour. The coat ... Of 68 chases of sheep, 26 sheep were seriously injured, but only eight were killed. The dingoes could outrun the sheep and the ... if breeding only in the wild, or a hybrid of a dingo and a domesticated dog. It is a medium-sized canid that possesses a lean, ...
The risk of osteosarcoma increases with increasing breed size and especially height. ... Male castrated goat or sheep.. Religious views. Islam. While there are differing views in Islam with regard to ... The incision size varies depending upon the surgeon and the size of the animal. The uterine horns are identified and the ... The risk of a non-spayed bitch developing pyometra by age 10 is 25% across all breeds, but can be as high as 54% in some breeds ...
Human male sexuality
The world is not to be divided into sheep and goats. Not all things are black nor all things white." ... Margolin, L; Morgan, P. B.; Miller, M (2013). "Men's Oppressive Beliefs Predict Their Breast Size Preferences in Women". ... "Cooperative breeding in South American hunter-gatherers". Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B: Biological Sciences ...
Big game: white-tailed deer, mule deer, moose, elk, caribou, bear, bighorn sheep, pronghorn, boar, javelina, bison ... Different breeds of dogs are used for different types of hunting. Waterfowl are commonly hunted using retrieving dogs such as ... There is a very active tradition of hunting of small to medium-sized wild game in Trinidad and Tobago. Hunting is carried out ... While these are all associated with medieval hunting, over time, various dog breeds were selected for very precise tasks during ...
231,000 sheep sets price record". BBC News. 28 August 2009.. *^ "Texel". Sheep Breeds - St-U. Sheep101.info. Retrieved 2009-05- ... Medium-sized sheep with a well-muscled body. *Fleece must be dense ... The Texel is a breed of domestic sheep originally from the island of Texel in the Netherlands. A heavily muscled sheep, it ... It was slowly bred into a meat breed of outstanding carcass quality. It is now one of the most common meat breeds in the ...
Thus, kangaroos deplete the water table at a slower rate than cattle or sheep and would even be viable in the absence of any ... Although most species of macropod are protected from hunting by law, a small number of the large-sized species which exist in ... lack of domestication and breeding rate. Kangaroos are eaten in most states. ... Also, the kangaroo's paw is softer and does not compact the ground as hoofed cattle and sheep do. Instead, its hopping leaves ...
The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore
"The Cave": a beautifully sculpted life-size model of a cave, featuring more than a dozen small exhibits including snakes, bats ... "The Farmyard": features a variety of rare domestic breeds that can be touched; the highlight is a petting area of friendly ... Other animals included in the section include Cotswold sheep, Donkey, barn owl, chicken, alpaca, trumpeter swan, Ossabaw Island ... In 2004, the zoo was struck by financial problems and was forced to reduce its collection size temporarily by closing parts of ...
Great Famine (Ireland)
He was quoted as saying that "he would not breed paupers to pay priests". Having turned out in the parish of Ballinrobe over ... In 1845, 24% of all Irish tenant farms were of 0.4-2 hectares (1-5 acres) in size, while 40% were of 2-6 hectares (5-15 acres ... Tenants could be evicted for reasons such as non-payment of rents (which were high), or a landlord's decision to raise sheep ... Leon Uris suggested that "there was ample food within Ireland", while all the Irish-bred cattle were being shipped off to ...
Today, sheep thrive on the xerophytes, though each sheep requires about 4 ha of grazing to sustain itself. ... bred in captivity, and the eggs hatched in incubators, while still producing the magnificent feathers. This idea was ... The number of mainly succulent plant species is very high for an arid area of this size anywhere in the world. ... Sheep farming and the fencing off of the land have meant that antelope numbers have dwindled significantly, and with them, the ...
A moderate-sized deer, male chital reach nearly 90 cm (35 in) and females 70 cm (28 in) at the shoulder. While males weigh 30- ... If the fawn dies, the mother can breed once again so as to give birth twice that year. The males continue their growth till ... "Alleged animal smugglers used helicopters to fly sheep to Maui, deer to Big Island". Associated Press. Retrieved 22 August ... The chital is a moderately sized deer. Males reach nearly 90 cm (35 in) and females 70 cm (28 in) at the shoulder; the head-and ...
The LFA is significant in England's farming on a whole despite these disadvantages: 30% of beef cows and 44% of breeding sheep ... Since 1900 there has been: An approximately 500% increase in the number of sheep livestock A decrease in medium-sized farms, ... Sheep farms and mixed sheep and cattle farms constitute approximately 55% of the agricultural land in Scotland. These areas ... Through grazing, sheep and cattle maintain a variety of tall grasses and short vegetation. This in turn supports local wildlife ...
After the island was used to feed thousands of sheep for almost a century, by the mid-1900s the island was mostly covered in ... Heyerdahl 1961 Heyerdahl's view was that the two islands were about the same size, and that "big" and "small" were not physical ... Potential breeding areas for fin whales have been detected off northeast of the island as well. ... This process seems to have been gradual and may have been aggravated by sheep farming throughout most of the 20th century. ...
The rest of the island was rented to the Williamson-Balfour Company as a sheep farm until 1953. The island was then managed ... Anywhere from 180 to 250 men were required for pulling, depending on the size of the moai. Some 50 of the statues were re- ... Potential breeding area for fin whales have been detected off northeast of the island as well. ... After the island was used to feed thousands of sheep for almost a century, by the mid-1900s the island was mostly covered in ...
Investigation in early growth traits, litter size, and lamb survival in two Iranian fat-tailed sheep breeds.
... litter size, and lamb survival in sheep reared in Fars Province, southern Iran, during a 5-year-long ... breeds were used to evaluate the early growth traits, ... litter size, and lamb survival in sheep reared in Fars Province ... Previous Document: Estrus induction in anestrous mixed-breed goats using the female-to-female effect. Next Document: ... In the present study, 1,635 lambing records of Ghezel (n = 766) and Mehraban (n = 869) breeds were used to evaluate the early ...
Visual Appraisal Checklist for Sheep Breeding
Whether you are planning to buy, sell, or choose sheep from your existing flock, it is important to know what a veteran sheep ... Sheep breeding starts with good genes and focused care. ... For sheep breeding, recommended scrotal sizes range between 30 ... Size. Also called hip height, sheep skeletal size is an important features for breeding. Sheep with larger frames tend to ... Like size, volume and capacity speak to the integrity of the spring of rib. This means a good breeding sheep should have a deep ...
Analysis of DRB1 exon 2 genotyping by STR size analysis in Suffolk and Texel sheep breeds
... Irish Journal of Agricultural and ... Analysis of DRB1 exon 2 genotyping by STR size analysis in Suffolk and Texel sheep breeds. ... Texel crossbred progeny or in other breeds where the relationship between STR size and DRB1 exon 2 allele is not known. ... Thus, irrespective of the STR size identified, STR analysis by Genescan™ identified the correct allele in all cases within both ...
PuppyFind | Shetland Sheep Dog Puppies for Sale
Shetland Sheep Dog dogs for adoption and Shetland Sheep Dog dog breeders. Find the perfect Shetland Sheep Dog puppy at ... Breed Info. Shetland Sheep Dog. Country of Origin. Scotland. Size. Height: 35.5 - 37 cm (14 - 14.5 inches); Weight: 14-27 ... Shetland Sheep Dog dog breeders, Shetland Sheep Dog dogs for adoption, and Shetland Sheep Dog puppy for sale listings with ... Shetland Sheep Dog Puppies for Sale - Shipped Worldwide! Finding the right Shetland Sheep Dog puppy can be dog gone hard work. ...
Southdown | breed of sheep | Britannica.com
... hornless sheep originating in the Sussex hills of England. The oldest of all British breeds of sheep, it has an ideal body ... Its fleece is close and is the finest of the British breeds; but, though white and of good ... medium-sized, white-faced. small wool yield; out-of-season lambs; horned and hornless varieties. ... See the Table of Selected Breeds of Sheep for further information.. Selected breeds of sheep. name. type of wool. distribution ...
NDLI: Repeatability of ovulation rate and its relationship with litter size in four sheep breeds
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British Sheep Breeds Fine Bouclé is an extension to our popular British Sheep Breeds range and is a lightweight textured yarn ... Needle size. US 9 - 5.5 mm. Fibers. 91% Wool. 9% Manufactured Fibers - Nylon / Polyamide ... Purelife British Sheep Breeds Fine Bouclé from Rowan yarns > Rowan > Purelife British Sheep Breeds Fine Bouclé ...
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Mixed Breeds. * Police Dogs. * Poodles. * Rare Breed Dogs. * Retrievers. * Rottweiler. * Sheep Dog. * Small-sized Dogs. * St ... History of Dog Breeds. * Hound. * Hunting with Dogs. * Irish Setter. * Large-Sized Dogs. * Medium-sized Dogs. * ... Also, can you add American Pit Bull Terrier to the list of dog breeds? Although, the breed may not be accepted by the AKC, it ... Rare Breed Cats. * Selecting a Cat. * Toys. (7) Circus Animals (2nd Level Category). * Animal Trainers. * Animal Tricks. * Big ...
Eazi-Breed CIDR Sheep Inserts and Applicators | Jeffers Pet
Use for induction of estrus in sheep during seasonal anestrus. ... Eazi-Breed CIDR Sheep Inserts & Applicators (Sold Separately). ... Eazi-Breed CIDR Sheep Inserts and Applicators. Each insert contains 0.3g Progesterone. Use for induction of estrus in sheep ... Eazi-Breed CIDR Sheep Inserts & Applicators (Sold Separately). Each insert contains 0.3g Progesterone. Use for induction of ... Attached to each Eazi-Breed CIDR Sheep Insert is a nylon tail.. Administer one insert per ewe for 5 days. Estrus generally ...
Gaddi sheep - Wikipedia
This breed is small in size. It is strong and a good climber. Ears are also short. Fleece is fine and can grow up to 5m length ... Gaddi is a breed of domesticated sheep found in India. They are one of eight different breeds of sheep found in the northern ... "Gaddi". Breeds Profile. Central Sheep and Wool Institute, India. Retrieved 2014-09-18. "Gaddi/India". Breed data sheet. ... The breed is considered medium-sized. The Gaddi ewe averages 56 cm at the withers and weighs on average 26.5 kg. Lambs at birth ...
Border Collie Breed Information and Photos | ThriftyFun
... athletic dog bred to herd and control livestock, particularly sheep. ... This is a guide about Border Collie breed information and photos.The Border Collie is a medium sized, ... The Border Collie is a medium sized, athletic dog bred to herd and control livestock, particularly sheep. This is a guide about ... Purpose of Breed: Herding Sheep Country of Origin: Great Britain (developed on the border between Scotland and England) Average ...
Shropshire sheep - Wikipedia
Size: Medium-sized; in breeding condition when fully matured, rams should weigh 180 to 240 lbs, and ewes should be 140 to 200 ... The breeders in the area used the local horned black-faced sheep and crossed them with a few breeds of white-faced sheep ( ... which helped once again to produce a breed of sheep with medium size and good wool and meat production. The Shropshire became ... the worlds first such society for sheep. The same year the Society published the first Flock Book, a record of sheep bred and ...
Mammals Browse - Page 5 | Britannica
Merino Merino, breed of fine-wool sheep originating in Spain; it was known as early as the 12th century and may have been a ... The marbled cat is about the size of a domestic cat; it measures roughly 45-60 cm (18-24 inches) long, excluding a tail of ... Karakul Karakul, sheep breed of central or west Asian origin, raised chiefly for the skins of very young lambs, which are ... In 1860 the breed was named after the city of Manchester, a breeding centre, but it was often called the black-and-tan terrier ...
Charles Schreiner III - Wikipedia
He also experimented with cross-breeding cattle. In 1960, Charlie III was elected president of the 12,000-member Texas Sheep ... As the herds prospered, management was required to limit size. Hunting the exotics for profit became one of the revenue sources ... Its bred into us," said Schreiner. The ranch shrank from 500,000 acres in the heyday of the first Charles Schreiner to 70,000 ... As part of his experiment with exotics Charlie III cross-bred a domestic goat from the YO herd with an ibex, a species of wild ...
Scottish Blackface Sheep - Hobby Farms
This medium-sized breed also produces a lean, fine-grained, and flavorful meat. .. 0 Shares- ... Today, this hardy breed makes up a good chunk of Britains sheep population, although it remains a minor breed in the United ... This medium-sized breed also produces a lean, fine-grained, and flavorful meat. Plus, their lovely horns can be used in the ... Raisers describe the breed as smarter than your average sheep - if you have poor fences, theyll find the weak spots and escape ...
Damani sheep - Wikipedia
The Damani is a thin tail, meat and wool breed which is found in the Dera Ismail Khan district and part of Bannu district in ... Average litter size is one. Average milk production during lactation is 80 kg (180 lb) over about 120 days with 5.8% fat. The ... "Damani". Breeds of Livestock. Oklahoma State University, Dept. of Animal Science. Archived from the original on 2008-10-10. ...
Breeding & Service Record Book for Sheep & Goats, Farm Record Books
Breeding & Serice Record Book for Sheep & Goats is 32 pages in length and allows you to record details of each lamb born. ... This farm record book Breeding and Service Record Book for Sheep and Goats is ideal for farmers and smallholders. ... Size: A4. Pages: 32. Status: In Stock. First Pasture Price £4.00. Designed to allow you to view each ewe in your herd with the ... SHEEP BOOKS. CATTLE BOOKS. FARM RECORD BOOKS. LAND & DIY BOOKS. DVD SETS. TRACTOR BARN DVDs. CHRIS LOCKWOOD DVDs. TRACTOR DVDs ...
Frontiers | An Integrated Analysis of miRNAs and Methylated Genes Encoding mRNAs and lncRNAs in Sheep Breeds with Different...
The methylated genes encoding lncRNAs identified here may play a vital regulatory role in sheep breeding. Our results suggest ... The methylated genes encoding lncRNAs identified here may play a vital regulatory role in sheep breeding. Our results suggest ... and methylated genes encoding lncRNAs associated with tight junctions might contribute to the high breeding rate in Han sheep. ... and methylated genes encoding lncRNAs associated with tight junctions might contribute to the high breeding rate in Han sheep. ...
Breeds of Sheep for the Farm - Digital Library
Report discussing the different breeds of sheep raised by farmers and their suitability for either wool or mutton. ... 16 image files available in multiple sizes * Metadata API: descriptive and downloadable metadata available in other formats ... Breeds of Sheep for the Farm One of 1,873 pamphlets in the series: Farmers bulletin (United States. Dept. of Agriculture) ... Marshall, F. R. Breeds of Sheep for the Farm, pamphlet, 1925; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc85780/ ...
Rowan British Sheep Breeds DK Woolrich Pullover Kit - Women's Pullovers Kits at Jimmy Beans Wool
This pattern is in Purelife Wintertide, page 8. Size US 3 and US 6 straights. Sizes: Small (Medium, Large, XLarge, XXLarge) ... Rowan British Sheep Breeds DK Woolrich Pullover Kit - Womens Pullovers Kits are available now at Jimmy Beans Wool with Free U. ... Jacob and Suffolk breeds of sheep and comprising 100 percent British wool. This knitting pattern is suitable for the more ... A design by Martin Storey using British Sheep Breed DK Undyed, a beautiful soft yarn spun entirely from the Bluefaced Leicester ...
Transhumant grazing systems in temperate Asia
The Kaghani breed of sheep is small to medium sized, and are mostly white; males have horns. The liveweights of male and female ... The herd size of nomads was 149 head, of which 108 (72 percent) were goats, 40 (27 percent) sheep and 1 (0.8 percent) equine; ... Nomads have clearly specified periods for breeding and lambing. Two-year-old sheep or goats are mated in September-October and ... Sedentary graziers have no specified time period for breeding or calving and lambing. The breeding age for cows or buffaloes is ...
Zhang X[au] - PubMed - NCBI
Genetic variations in the sheep SIRT7 gene and their correlation with body size traits. ... Arch Anim Breed. 2019 Jul 3;62(2):375-382. doi: 10.5194/aab-62-375-2019. eCollection 2019. ... Arch Anim Breed. 2019 Jun 17;62(1):353-360. doi: 10.5194/aab-62-353-2019. eCollection 2019. ... Arch Anim Breed. 2019 Apr 16;62(1):189-197. doi: 10.5194/aab-62-189-2019. eCollection 2019. ...
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Sheep producer finds a high heritability for resistance to parasites in the breed - Farm and Dairy
Flock sizes range from 25 to 32 ewes.. Each farm uses at least two rams, some closely related to rams used on other farms. ... Sheep producer finds a high heritability for resistance to parasites in the breed. By Farm and Dairy Staff - ... They started with Shetlands, but then switched to Katahdins in 2001, and grew to love the breed. Katahdins are a hair sheep ... After attending Ohio Sheep Day in Wooster in 2000, they decided on sheep. ...
The Big Sheep | Robert Kroese | Macmillan
Size is one of the easiest variables to control. Once the problem of organ viability has been solved, the next step is to breed ... "But better a sheep than a human being.". I nodded. "Why do you use such a large breed of sheep?" I asked. "Even allowing for ... The sheep bore this indignity with aplomb.. Dr. Takemago shook her head. "No, in fact the plan was to breed them. Unfortunately ... "Largest breed of sheep in the world." She had introduced herself as Dr. Kelly Takemago, Director of Research for the Esper ...
Dorset--(1) A medium-sized breed of sheep originating in southern England. (2) A hard, blue-veined, English cheese made from ... Flock Book--The record of breeding and ancestry of sheep, kept privately by the flock owner or officially by the Sheep Breed ... Fur-bearing Sheep--The Karakul; the only breed of sheep in the United States kept primarily for the fur pelts of its young. G ... Down Breeds--One of two English types of sheep that produce a small sheep of the medium wool class. It includes the common ...
Great Pyrenees Dog Breed - Facts and Traits | Hill's Pet
Find more dog breeds and dog care information at Hillspet.com ... The Great Pyrenees was bred to be left alone and guard sheep in ... Norfolk terriers are small-sized dogs weighing 11 to12 pounds (5 to 6 kilograms). Find more dog breeds and dog care information ... Bred For:. Sheep guardian. Coat:. Length: Medium. Characteristics: Double coat, straight, dense. Colors: White with markings of ... The Great Pyrenees was bred to be left alone and guard sheep in mountain valleys, so they are by nature relatively independent ...
America's Own Sheep Breeds - The American Blackbelly - InfoBarrel
The American Blackbelly sheep is a hybrid. This exotic-looking breed is what is known as a hair breed. Instead of having wool ... The American Blackbelly is sometimes called the Barbado sheep. This is not the same breed as the Barbados Blackbelly. ... America has developed a number of domestic animal breeds. ... The head is of medium size with a Roman or convex nose. The ... Like the Quarter horse, the American Blackbelly sheep is a hybrid. This exotic-looking breed is what is known as a hair breed ...
Featured Cheese: Mons-Cazelle de Saint Affrique
Sheep are one of the key farm animals in this area and the breed used for many famous cheeses from the south of France is the ... This is the same breed used to supply the milk for Roquefort cheese. The average size of the herd for this area is 250. Many of ... Sheeps milk is rich in protein and calcium with the highest level of B vitamins of all dairy animals milk. Sheeps milk ... This is the case for the Cazelle de Saint Affrique sheeps milk cheese aged by Hevre Mons that we are featuring in April The " ...
Sheep Breeds Endemic to the United Kingdom - The Oxford Down - InfoBarrel
It is a heavy breed which produces a long-stapled heavy fleece. It was once the third most popular breed in America. ... The Oxford sheep is one of the Downs breed of sheep. The Oxford is only slightly smaller than the Lincoln and does best on lush ... If crossed with small ewes, rams pass on their superior size and weight. It may lack conformity of type compared to some meat ... British Sheep Breeds. The Oxford Down. The Oxford sheep (or Oxford Down) is one of Great Britains indigenous breeds and is ...
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Cattle and sheep1
- Kerry blue terrier Kerry blue terrier, versatile breed of working terrier that is used as a hunter, land and water retriever, and sheep and cattle herder. (britannica.com)
- When the seven year drought of the 1950s begin, Myrtle and Charlie, phased out Herefords and begin breeding Charolais, Brangus and Charbray cattle. (wikipedia.org)
- Dairy Breed--Any of the breed of cattle especially developed for milk production such as Holstein, Ayrshire, Jersey, Guernsey, Brown Swiss, Dutch Belted, or Red Dane. (thefreelibrary.com)
- Dairy Science--(1) The care, breeding, feeding, and milking of dairy cattle, and the production and sale of milk. (thefreelibrary.com)
- Dairy Shorthorn--A type of the shorthorn breed of cattle that originated in northeastern England. (thefreelibrary.com)
- Some farms specialise in either cattle or sheep production, but many farms keep both. (nfus.org.uk)
- In Scotland, cattle and sheep are usually reared extensively - they are mainly fed outside and on grass and they are only housed in the worst weather or when they are lambing or calving. (nfus.org.uk)
- Scotland has almost 30% of the UK herd of breeding cattle and 4% of the EU herd. (nfus.org.uk)
- Some lowland farmers only keep cattle for fattening or "finishing" and do not have any breeding animals. (nfus.org.uk)
- The rest are cross-bred with a variety of beef breeds to produce calves - some of which become breeding cattle in the beef herd. (nfus.org.uk)
- Loco weeds are poisonous plants that have caused heavy losses of horses, cattle, and sheep in some parts of the West and Southwest. (unt.edu)
- Thought to be originally from Britain, it later spent some time in Scotland as a sheep and cattle herder before coming to America. (petmd.com)
- 26 ] provided a first comparative map of CNVs of the sheep genome referred to the cattle genome using a cross-species array comparative genome hybridization(aCGH). (biomedcentral.com)
- However, the cross-species analysis based on heterologous hybridization couldn't identify all detectable CNVRs due to low homology between cattle probes and sheep DNA for some regions and doesn't show the CNVR distributions on the sheep genome. (biomedcentral.com)
- Several genomic markers have been associated with body size traits and genes have been identified as causative candidates in humans, dog and cattle. (pubmedcentralcanada.ca)
- Bearded collies are domestic dogs which have been used for herding sheep and cattle for many years. (ebscohost.com)
- they were used on farms and worked with sheep and cattle. (pethealthnetwork.com)
- The Bouvier Des Flandres, also referred to as the Flanders Cattle Dog or the Vlaamse Koehond, originated in Belgium and the Ter Duinen monastery monks are some of the earliest contributors to the breed. (puppyfind.com)
- The Bouvier Des Flandres was typically utilized for work such as cart pulling, cattle driving and sheep herding. (puppyfind.com)
- Fine Art Photography: Charolais beef cattle on a mountain pasture, France, Europe Author: Guenter FischerDate: 2008-10-12 Maximum available size: 18.2 Mpi. (tradebit.com)
- Information about genetic diversity and population structure among cattle breeds is essential for genetic improvement, understanding of environmental adaptation as well as utilization and conservation of cattle breeds. (frontiersin.org)
- This study investigated genetic diversity and the population structure among six cattle breeds in South African (SA) including Afrikaner ( n = 44), Nguni ( n = 54), Drakensberger ( n = 47), Bonsmara ( n = 44), Angus ( n = 31), and Holstein ( n = 29). (frontiersin.org)
- Genetic diversity within cattle breeds was analyzed using three measures of genetic diversity namely allelic richness (A R ), expected heterozygosity (H e ) and inbreeding coefficient ( f ). (frontiersin.org)
- Afrikaner cattle had the lowest level of genetic diversity (H e = 0.24) and the Drakensberger cattle (H e = 0.30) had the highest level of genetic variation among indigenous and locally-developed cattle breeds. (frontiersin.org)
- The level of inbreeding was lower across the studied cattle breeds. (frontiersin.org)
- As expected the average genetic distance was the greatest between indigenous cattle breeds and Bos taurus cattle breeds but the lowest among indigenous and locally-developed breeds. (frontiersin.org)
- The results of this study provided useful insight regarding genetic structure of SA cattle breeds. (frontiersin.org)
- African cattle breeds can be divided into two major categories, namely Taurine cattle ( Bos taurus ) and Indicine cattle ( Bos indicus ). (frontiersin.org)
- The Bonsmara cattle was developed at Mara and Messina Research Station from 1937 to 1963 using Milk Short Horn, Hereford, and Afrikaner cattle with the aim to produce a locally adapted beef breed ( Bonsma, 1980 ). (frontiersin.org)
- The Belted Galloway is an heirloom breed of beef cattle originating in the mountainous region of Galloway in southwestern Scotland. (hmdb.org)
- These dogs were tireless herders of sheep and drovers of cattle over rough terrain in the cold Scottish mists. (petfinder.com)
- Dogs have lived and worked with humans in so many roles-hunting, herding and protecting sheep and cattle , guarding people and property, rescuing people, companionship, and so forth-that their loyalty has earned them the unique sobriquet, "man's best friend. (newworldencyclopedia.org)
- A pasture is vegetation-covered plot of land that is used for grazing by farm and ranch animals such as horses, cattle and sheep. (pioneerthinking.com)
- Lastly, always keep clean drinking water available because sheep, unlike cattle, do not drink dirty water. (pioneerthinking.com)
- Investigation in early growth traits, litter size, and lamb survival in two Iranian fat-tailed sheep breeds. (biomedsearch.com)
- In the present study, 1,635 lambing records of Ghezel (n = 766) and Mehraban (n = 869) breeds were used to evaluate the early growth traits, litter size, and lamb survival in sheep reared in Fars Province, southern Iran, during a 5-year-long period. (biomedsearch.com)
- In the 1950s, some Shropshire breeders began going back to the original traits that made the breed so popular. (wikipedia.org)
- Breeds are grouped together because they share traits of form and function or a common heritage. (akc.org)
- Sheep farmers blend different breeds to get the traits they want in a flock. (grit.com)
- Although sheep have the reputation of lacking individual identities, each sheep has its own character, and breeds differ in general behavioral traits. (grit.com)
- GBA-based PA identified 39 genes that were significantly associated with gene networks relevant to body size traits. (pubmedcentralcanada.ca)
- The results of this GWAS provide evidence for 39 causative candidate genes across nine chromosomal regions for body size traits, some of which are novel and some are previously identified candidates from other studies (e.g. (pubmedcentralcanada.ca)
- The successful traits include high carcass quality, virile, aggressive boars and sows with excellent milking ability, large litter sizes and strong, vigorous piglets. (sporcle.com)
- Hi-5: A composite breed Lea developed to take advantage of size, weight, and fecundity traits in sheep. (goodfoodworld.com)
Different breeds of sheep2
- Breeders ultimately want a healthy and capable set of sheep to breed. (pioneerthinking.com)
- You can find Shetland Sheep Dog puppies priced from $400 USD to $2500 USD with one of our credible breeders. (puppyfind.com)
- Take advantage of our PuppySearch or leisurely browse our directory of hundreds of dog breeds, Shetland Sheep Dog dog breeders, Shetland Sheep Dog dogs for adoption, and Shetland Sheep Dog puppy for sale listings with photos and detailed descriptions. (puppyfind.com)
- Many Shetland Sheep Dog dog breeders with puppies for sale also offer a health guarantee. (puppyfind.com)
- With thousands of Shetland Sheep Dog puppies for sale and hundreds of Shetland Sheep Dog dog breeders, you're sure to find the perfect Shetland Sheep Dog puppy. (puppyfind.com)
- The breeders in the area used the local horned black-faced sheep and crossed them with a few breeds of white-faced sheep ( Southdown , Cotswold , and Leicester ). (wikipedia.org)
- The popularity of the Shropshire breed grew rapidly in England, and in 1882 Shropshire breeders founded the Shropshire Sheep Breeders' Association and Flock Book Society, the world's first such society for sheep. (wikipedia.org)
- The same year the Society published the first Flock Book, a record of sheep bred and their breeders. (wikipedia.org)
- Breeders in Texas crossed the Barbados Blackbelly (a polled breed) and Rambouilette to start with but the resulting hybrids had poor quality horns which often interfered with the animal's ability to feed and/or see. (infobarrel.com)
- Like the Caliornia Red, American Blackbellys are aseasonal breeders which means they can breed all year round. (infobarrel.com)
- These sheep went mainly to breeders in Ontario and Quebec. (infobarrel.com)
- Breeders will explain in their presentations the characteristics of the breed, advantages and disadvantages of the breed, and other pertinent information. (sheepandwool.org)
- This move signifies that the Tunis registry has outgrown its physical offices, previously based in the homes of Tunis breeders, but is also the fastest-growing sheep breed. (farmanddairy.com)
- Expert forecasts predict that this number will continue to climb in future years and exhibits the dedication of Tunis breeders to the longevity of the breed. (farmanddairy.com)
- However, due to the diligence and dedication of Tunis breeders, the Tunis sheep breed has moved up on the conservation priority list to "watch" status. (farmanddairy.com)
- According to Don Schrider, communication director of American Livestock Breeds Conservancy, "This move reflects the excellent job Tunis breeders are doing to promote this American treasure. (farmanddairy.com)
- Since moving its National Tunis Sale from the northeast to Wooster, Ohio, in 2003, the registry has seen growth in the number of Tunis breeders selling and buying Tunis sheep from Ohio westward. (farmanddairy.com)
- To help young sheep breeders interested in purchasing Tunis sheep, there will be a free drawing for more than $300 in sale credits for a youth and new breeders that go toward purchases at the Tunis sale. (farmanddairy.com)
- The August show will not only be for established Tunis breeders from across the country, but the Indiana State Fair will offer a 4-H Tunis market lamb class and a breed class for Indiana 4-H members. (farmanddairy.com)
- Though their ancestors hailed from the former emirate of Bokhara, a land located in present-day Turkmenistan and Afghanistan, early breeders tweaked the sheep breed's genetics, making today's American Karakul unique among the world's fat-tailed sheep breeds. (hobbyfarms.com)
- Importations by other breeders in the U.S. and in Canada continued through 1929, but the number of sheep imported was relatively few. (hobbyfarms.com)
- Breeders and judges should at all times be careful to avoid obvious conditions or exaggerations which would be detrimental in any way to the health, welfare or soundness of this breed. (thekennelclub.org.uk)
- From time to time certain conditions or exaggerations may be considered to have the potential to affect dogs in some breeds adversely, and judges and breeders are requested to refer to the Breed Watch section of the Kennel Club website here http://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/services/public/breed/watch for details of any such current issues. (thekennelclub.org.uk)
- I. INTRODUCTION Various breeding plans are available to animal breeders, and the choice of a plan is influenced by many factors, including the type of animal and the particular aspect of its performance in which the breeder is interested. (livestocklibrary.com.au)
- The experiment was carried out by collaboration of Center for Integrative Genetics (CIGENE), Department of Animal and Aquacultural Sciences (IHA), University of Life Sciences (UMB) and The Norwegian Association of Sheep and Goat Breeders (NSG). (bibsys.no)
- Like the stature of a sheep, conformation speaks to the overall body form. (pioneerthinking.com)
- The oldest of all British breeds of sheep, it has an ideal body conformation for meat production. (britannica.com)
- It has the typical characteristics of a desert breed, namely long legs, fat tail, short hair and a respiratory rather than a cylindrical conformation. (okstate.edu)
American Livestock B2
- This breed is well-known for its ability to herd sheep and control livestock with its intense gaze (also known as "eye") and stalking-like movements. (thriftyfun.com)
- Breeds of Livestock. (wikipedia.org)
- The breed is listed as "threatened" on the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy's conservation priority list, having fewer than 1,000 annual registrations and an estimated global population less than 5,000. (hobbyfarms.com)
- In the May issue, we covered the factors involved in nurturing sheep and keeping the livestock in excellent condition. (farmingmagazine.com)
- Dot Perkins of the University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension, a Field Specialist in Livestock and lifelong resident and small farmer in the region, talks about the basics of breeding and birthing sheep. (farmingmagazine.com)
- It was concluded that native sheep had a possible for the versatile role to generate income for livestock keepers. (springer.com)
- Generally, the current state of knowledge on the characterization of farm animal generic resources in Ethiopia shows that there is still lack of information about the production characters of local breeds managed in their native production system [ 4 ] although the country is widely known to possess a large population of livestock with enormous diversity. (springer.com)
- Sheep can be frequently transported throughout their lives and are often sold via livestock markets. (rspca.org.uk)
- While Andrew Jackson would not have had this particular breed, he did have livestock on The Hermitage. (hmdb.org)
- Part of having a good livestock produce is by keeping your sheep healthy and well fed. (pioneerthinking.com)
- It requires extensive, hands-on experience and high attention to detail, as well as, superior lamb caring ethics to learn exactly how to appraise a ewe or ram for breeding. (pioneerthinking.com)
- To expand the sheep breed and produce lamb pelts for the trade, imported Karakuls were crossed with sheep of other breeds. (hobbyfarms.com)
- Sheep that breed out of season are best if you want to sell lamb for the Easter market. (grit.com)
- Even the song, "Mary had a little lamb" shows how a baby sheep can connect with humans. (interestinganimals.net)
- Romney Salt Marsh Lamb is produced by traditional grazing of the Romney breed on the salt marshes of Romney in Kent. (slowfood.org.uk)
- She now sells the larger modern southdowns to prime lamb producers, while breeding the babydolls more for the pet market. (abc.net.au)
- According to the Eblex/NFU report Vision for British Lamb Production , sheep producers can boost productivity and deliver greater economic, environmental and social benefits. (fwi.co.uk)
- Focuses on the ability of Border collies to herd sheep. (ebscohost.com)
- The breed originally descended from the ancient northern Spitz breeds that were first brought to Europe in order to herd sheep. (greatdogsite.com)
- Highly honored and well acknowledged for the work as military or police dogs, the German Shepherd is a furry force, originally spawned to herd sheep. (amazonaws.com)
- Average litter size is one. (wikipedia.org)
- Later chapters consider the control of postpartum ovarian activity, seasonal breeding, multiple births and litter size, pregnancy testing, parturition, and the onset of puberty. (pighealth.com)
- However, at present there are conflicting data regarding seasonality in oestrus (and litter size) in domestic dogs. (bmj.com)
- The primary objective of this study was to investigate seasonal variations in oestrus and litter size in a large assistance dog breeding colony in the UK in order to optimise colony management. (bmj.com)
- The authors also evaluated the relationship between month and litter size for 1609 litters observed during the same period. (bmj.com)
- There was no evidence of regular seasonal variations in oestrus or litter size by meteorological season or month. (bmj.com)
- The authors' findings suggest that special consideration of the annual distribution of oestrus and litter size is unnecessary for the management of assistance dog breeding colonies similar to those in the UK. (bmj.com)
- Knowledge of seasonality in oestrus and litter size of bitches in assistance dog breeding colonies may support colony management through the efficient allocation throughout the year of resources required for the breeding programme. (bmj.com)
- This breed is mainly kept for the meat production, and litter size is therefore a trait of large economic value. (bibsys.no)
- Handling of c.1111A allele in NWS will significantly influence the future litter size in this population. (bibsys.no)
- It is a very large breed, renowned for the quality of its mutton. (infobarrel.com)
- Although pure breeding is still done, cross breeds with dorpers and Hampshires has offspring's with fast growth rates and quality mutton. (agriville.com)
- This is an improved hair sheep and it is important for mutton in marginal areas. (agriville.com)
- the skin quality is higher than other indigenous hair sheep and is important for mutton production. (agriville.com)
- Good milk production is useful if you want to have a sheep dairy (see " Milk Not Mutton ") or if you have a flock that has a lot of triplets or even quadruplets. (grit.com)
- WOOSTER, Ohio - In Wooster, a producer of Katahdin sheep is working with producers from two other states on the heritability of parasite resistance. (farmanddairy.com)
- The Bieleks, along with a group of 10 Katahdin producers, submitted a proposal to the North Central Region Sustainable Research and Education Program's Farmer Rancher Grant Program in 2005 and were awarded $17,950 for their project, Selecting Sheep for Parasite Resistance. (farmanddairy.com)
- In their current project, David Coplen of Birch Cove Farm in Missouri, Donna Stoneback of Wade Jean Farm in Pennsylvania, and the Bieleks are raising registered Katahdin hair sheep. (farmanddairy.com)
- Data collected on 10 farms as part of the initial Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education grant was submitted to David Notter, professor of animal science at Virginia Tech and head of the National Sheep Improvement Program, for analysis and for use in his work on developing a fecal egg count measure of expected progeny differences in Katahdin sheep. (farmanddairy.com)
- Notter reported a fairly high heritability for resistance to parasites in the Katahdin breed. (farmanddairy.com)
- If you don't want fleece and the associated work and cost of shearing, consider a hair sheep such as Dorper, Katahdin or Barbados Blackbelly. (grit.com)
- The hair-type breeds of Katahdin, Dorper, Barbados Blackbelly, and St. Croix are used in some systems. (georgiaencyclopedia.org)
- The sheep herding dogs featured in the children's movie, "Babe," were Border Collies. (thriftyfun.com)
- The breed became known in the West when Commodore Matthew Perry returned from Japan in 1853 with several dogs that had been presented to him. (britannica.com)
- While black and tan is the most common colour, at the end of the 19th century there were also grey and totally black, and even wholly tan Beauce Sheep Dogs. (royalcanin.com)
- Beauce Sheep Dogs are big, solidly built, powerful and muscular, but not at all lardy. (royalcanin.com)
- As part of the group of herding dogs, German Shepherds are work dogs originally developed for guarding sheep and herding. (hubpages.com)
- At one point, this breed was almost exclusively selected to be utilized as guiding dogs for people impaired visually. (hubpages.com)
- For this reason, this is the perfect breed for search and rescue dogs, guard dogs and police dos as it takes them less time to interpret instructions and learn many different tasks compared to almost every other large breed. (hubpages.com)
- Some breeds tend to flock and can be herded easily by dogs, whereas others (often the best foragers) disperse over the land. (grit.com)
- Basing on conducted analysis it was determined that in hair coat of collie breed dogs fluff hair were predominant (about 75%) that influenced its high spinning properties. (ebscohost.com)
- Most of Eddie's clients are dogs, which come in more or less standard sizes because of AKC breeding specifications. (telegram.com)
- Neighborhood and wild dogs as well as coyotes are the most prevalent predators of sheep in Georgia. (georgiaencyclopedia.org)
- This breed has a tendency to be oblivious of its small size, and they will not hesitate to attack strange dogs that are much larger than they are. (greatdogsite.com)
- Some dogs of this breed gets like a whistler when they breathe. (greatdogsite.com)
- Evidence of seasonality in oestrus in bitches within specialist breeding programmes, such as those for assistance dogs, may support colony management through tailoring the distribution of resources required for breeding throughout the year. (bmj.com)
- The lack of seasonality in oestrus may be a function of dogs in the UK, particularly valuable breeding bitches, being exposed to fairly constant environmental conditions throughout the year as a consequence of artificial light and heating during the winter months. (bmj.com)
- 2-5 This may reflect the diversity of the study populations, which include free-roaming, predominately mixed breed dogs in less developed communities, and purebreed or first crossbreed pet and laboratory dogs in developed communities. (bmj.com)
- Guard dog breed are special dogs that are used to protect people and belongings from dangers. (amazonaws.com)
- Cataracts describes the transparency of the lens in the eye.While cataracts are a common finding in older dogs, many breeds, including Cavaliers, have a genetic predisposition to juvenile cataracts, i.e., occurring in young animals. (gopetplan.com)
- Morey considers pedomorphosis in dogs a byproduct of natural selection for earlier sexual maturity and smaller body size, features that, according to evolutionary theory, ought to increase the fitness of animals engaged in colonizing a new ecological niche. (freerepublic.com)
- Although dogs strongly resembling Bearded Collies are depicted in art dating from the eighteenth century, hard evidence of the breed cannot be found until the early nineteenth century, when the first breed description was published. (petfinder.com)
- In a process generally thought to span at least 14,000 years, humans have domesticated the dog, produced innumerable breeds, and bred and trained them to perform a great variety of useful services and sometimes dubious actions, including as guard dogs trained to instill fear in people and as sports dogs taught to fight other dogs to the death. (newworldencyclopedia.org)
- After nearly 46 years of raising and caring for as many as 300 sheep on 80 acres with just the help of her dogs for most of those years, Lea is selling her last remaining flock. (goodfoodworld.com)
- See Dairy Breed. (thefreelibrary.com)
- The UK has the third largest dairy herd in the EU after France and Germany, and the largest average herd size. (nfus.org.uk)
- More than 50% of dairy cows are bred pure to produce replacement heifers. (nfus.org.uk)
- Also included are all aspects of specific production and management practices - as well as concepts in the marketing of animals and the processing of their products - as these aspects relate to beef, dairy, horse, poultry, sheep, swine, and aquaculture industries. (nhbs.com)
- Larger than most dairy breeds, but their size is highly variable. (sporcle.com)
- A "sound" sheep is one in good, overall physical condition and mostly free of physical or genetic defects. (pioneerthinking.com)
- Alleles of the DRB1 exon 2 locus of the major histocompatibility complex have recently been associated with genetic resistance to gastrointestinal nematodes in sheep. (teagasc.ie)
- Although existing genetic studies have already identified numerous sheep fecundity genes, the underlying genetic mechanism(s) remain largely undefined. (frontiersin.org)
- By cross-breeding, cross-fostering newborns, and even transferring embryos between foxes of different behavior, they determined that about 35 percent of the foxes' defense response was attributable to genetic factors. (creation.com)
- Study - breeds of genetic interest that lack definition, genetic or historical documentation. (grit.com)
- Breeding and genetic technology research workers will also find the book to be full of very helpful advice, information and key research literature references. (pighealth.com)
- Genetic distances between breed pairs were evaluated using Nei's genetic distance. (frontiersin.org)
- Breeding Plans for Sheep - Past and Possible Progress By HELEN NEWTON TURNER* SUMMARY THIS paper outlines the general structure of the Merino industry in Australia, and reviews its influence on plans for genetic improvement. (livestocklibrary.com.au)
- The size of a flock has a direct bearing on the type of breeding plan which might be considered, and on the amount of genetic progress which might be made. (livestocklibrary.com.au)
- However, recent genetic studies question the validity of some of these subspecies and suggest a need to re-evaluate overall bighorn sheep taxonomy. (fws.gov)
British Sheep Breeds1
- By 1920, when Professor Charles S. Plumb updated his classic textbook, Types and Breeds of Farm Animals , flocks were well-established in Canada (Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Alberta for a total of about 600 head) as well as Texas, New Mexico, Kansas, Colorado, Maryland and New York. (hobbyfarms.com)
- People have been keeping flocks of sheep for as long as history has been written down - longer actually. (grit.com)
- But Ms Nolan wanted something closer to the ground to run in her olive groves as part of an integrated farming system, and after a lengthy search she found a few remnant flocks of the original-sized southdowns, which are now known as babydolls. (abc.net.au)
- The breed's adaptability to most environments and their dual-purpose nature led to them quickly becoming a popular breed. (wikipedia.org)
- It should include origin of the breed, the breed's primary purpose, and other information of interest to the general public. (sheepandwool.org)
- The National Tunis Sheep Registry, Inc. sponsors shows and sales across the United States that help maintain the integrity of Tunis sheep bloodlines, furthering the breed's longevity. (farmanddairy.com)
- While the Pomeranian has since been bred down in size, the breed's ancestors weighed up to thirty pounds. (greatdogsite.com)
- Topics discussed include flock size, breeding, seasonal care and behaviors, and the lambing season. (unt.edu)
- They should be good representatives of their breed and in proper fleece for the season. (sheepandwool.org)
- the non-breeding season. (famu.edu)
- However, despite all of these adjustments to our new way of life, the seasons continue to change and the sheep breeding season is just around the corner. (teagasc.ie)
- It can take up to eight weeks for a ram to build his body condition up to the optimum for breeding season. (teagasc.ie)
- Before the breeding season, sheep should be examined, dewormed, vaccinated and have their hooves trimmed. (farmingmagazine.com)
- The season and number of hours of daylight profoundly affect the estrous cycle in sheep. (farmingmagazine.com)
- In order to have time to make sure the ram is in good body condition, purchase or select him well in advance of the breeding season. (farmingmagazine.com)
- Based on gravid females found throughout the winter and early spring, Bishop (1943) suggests an early spring breeding/nesting season. (amphibiaweb.org)
- Or it could trim a couple of weeks off the hunting season to give young males a chance to breed without getting shot. (cbc.ca)
- What do sheep eat during winter or dry season? (pioneerthinking.com)
- Hoof colors differ among breeds, but colored hooves are generally preferred over light-colored ones. (pioneerthinking.com)
- Generally, the breed is uncolored and white. (wikipedia.org)
- Generally, medium to large breeds are good for meat. (grit.com)
- The sheep is generally a gentle animal, one with a sweet personality. (interestinganimals.net)
- Sheep are likely to be more intelligent than generally regarded. (merckvetmanual.com)
- In comparison to many other desert bighorn sheep, the horns of the Sierra Nevada bighorn sheep are generally more divergent as they coil out from the base (Wehausen 1983). (fws.gov)
- Generally sheep are grazers and prefer to eat grass, clover and weeds. (pioneerthinking.com)
- Merino sheep are generally very fertile compared to other types of sheep, and they often give birth to twins or even quadruplets. (reference.com)
- Sheep that are alert, bright, and social exhibit healthy behavior. (pioneerthinking.com)
- In this breeding experiment silver foxes ( Vulpes vulpes ) 1 were selected solely on their behavior towards humans. (creation.com)
- Through continued selective breeding, this behavior has become characteristic of the entire domesticated fox population. (creation.com)
- In a wide range of mammals - herbivores and predators, large and small - domestication seems to have brought with it strikingly similar changes in appearance and behavior: changes in size, changes in coat color, even changes in the animals' reproductive cycles. (freerepublic.com)
- Experts say sheep were first domesticated about 10,000 years ago in central Asia, but they weren't favored for their hair. (grit.com)
- From a national high of nearly 40 million sheep in the 1940s, there are now about 7.5 million in the United States and fewer than 10,000 in Georgia. (georgiaencyclopedia.org)
- Around 10,000 BC, sheep were first domesticated by people who raised them to become gentle and tame animals. (interestinganimals.net)
- of sheep are on holdings running 10,000 or more. (livestocklibrary.com.au)
- All three couples learned methods they could use to better manage parasites in addition to selecting more resistant sheep. (farmanddairy.com)
- Hair sheep in general have a high resistance to parasites. (infobarrel.com)
- It has a fairly high resistance to most sheep diseases and also good tolerance against internal parasites. (okstate.edu)
- During this period before breeding, treat your ram for parasites, put him on the flock vaccination schedule, and trim his hooves. (farmingmagazine.com)
- They may be more tolerant of internal parasites than are the traditional breeds. (georgiaencyclopedia.org)
- Of the Down breeds, it produces the heaviest fleece. (infobarrel.com)
- It may lack conformity of type compared to some meat breeds and the fleece quality and weight is not always consistent throughout a flock. (infobarrel.com)
- Janet Wallace has raised sheep for fleece, food and fun. (grit.com)
- The sheep are bred for the beauty of their fleece as well as overall health. (mountainx.com)
- The sheep were also an important commodity as their fleece was highly prized within the woollen industry. (slowfood.org.uk)
- Attached to each Eazi-Breed CIDR Sheep Insert is a nylon tail. (jefferspet.com)
- An excellent local breed in the Shandong province in north China that is a rich source of meat is the Small Tail Han sheep (Han sheep). (frontiersin.org)
- The tail of show sheep should reach to the hocks and may end with a distinct white tip. (infobarrel.com)
- Areas that need improvements in crossbreeding are size, fertility, fat distribution from the tail and behind the neck and growth rate. (agriville.com)
- With his athletic build, streamlined coat, featured cropped ears, and docked tail, this breed looks like an aristocrat. (amazonaws.com)
- Plain black (34%) and red (19.6%) are the dominant color types with long thin tail (88.2%) in both ewe and ram sheep. (springer.com)
- The majority (90.4%) of the sheep had a straight tail form at the tip, straight head profiles (88.7%) and also horizontal ear forms (51.2). (springer.com)
- Six DRB1 exon 2 alleles were identified by sequence-based typing in Suffolk (n = 31) and eight in Texel (n = 60) sheep. (teagasc.ie)
- However, the Genescan™ method of allele identification cannot be used for Suffolk × Texel crossbred progeny or in other breeds where the relationship between STR size and DRB1 exon 2 allele is not known. (teagasc.ie)
- An old and primitive breed, the Scottish Blackface may have originated in the border areas between Scotland and England. (hobbyfarms.com)
- Repeated crossing back to the more primitive Mouflon sheep resulted in much more impressive horn growth. (infobarrel.com)
- Most of the primitive breeds are adapted to surviving on marginal land without human intervention. (grit.com)
- The crossbred ewe had a good milk supply, high fertility, a passive temperament and good size and frame. (infobarrel.com)
- The Damara sheep has a high fertility rate, strong maternal instincts and potential to grow well under unfavorable conditions. (okstate.edu)
- Specialist vets and consultants who advise on farm animal fertility and breeding programmes will find this comprehensive manual especially valuable. (pighealth.com)
- By the 19th century, Scottish Blackface sheep had radiated into the highlands, Ireland, and over to the United States. (hobbyfarms.com)
- In the 19th century, the sheep formed an important part of the Romney Marsh landscape and economy, soon becoming one of the most successful breeds in the world. (slowfood.org.uk)
- The foxes were evaluated based on their responses and only the tamest were bred to develop a population of domesticated foxes. (creation.com)
- In addition to the population of foxes bred for tameness, they maintained a separate population bred for aggressiveness. (creation.com)
- In the tenth generation comparisons began of blood cortisol levels between domesticated foxes and their farm-bred counterparts. (creation.com)
- In generation 45 both the basal and stress-induced blood cortisol levels were three to five-fold lower in the domesticated foxes than in farm-bred foxes. (creation.com)
- Foxes bred for tameability in a 40-year experiment exhibit remarkable transformations that suggest an interplay between behavioral genetics and development. (freerepublic.com)
- The dam breed is very fertile producing enough milk for the young ones and has good temperament. (agriville.com)
- In terms of temperament, this breed is not only self-assured but also active. (hubpages.com)
- This breed is strongly built that has great intelligence and a temperament to delight. (amazonaws.com)
- Sheep with opposite features are less likely to be good producers. (pioneerthinking.com)
- In 2007, they applied for another grant to continue their work with three producers from three states, and were awarded a subsequent grant from the Farmer Rancher Grant Program for $14,215 for their project, Building on Parasite Resistance Selection in Sheep. (farmanddairy.com)
- There have been such large requests from the western United States for Tunis breeding sheep that Eastern producers are having trouble filling the orders. (farmanddairy.com)
- Sheep producers have tremendous scope to improve productivity and profitability, says Adas sheep consultant Kate Phillips. (fwi.co.uk)
- But rather than buy breeding stock at market, producers should see the chain as an extension of their farm, and build a relationship with suppliers and customers. (fwi.co.uk)
- Coat colors for this breed include black and tan, brindle, parti-color, and a number of other shades. (greatdogsite.com)
- Two strains, the Border strain, which was brown and white with a slightly wavy coat, and the Highland strain, which had a gray and white coat, have since been interbred and merged into one breed. (petfinder.com)
- They are hairy sheep, as a woolly coat would be a disadvantage in the African climate. (banhamzoo.co.uk)
- The Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep, with its iconic curling horns that adorn many a sportsman's rec-room, is starting to show the effects of generations of trophy hunting, a new study finds. (cbc.ca)
- The Afrikaner is one of the oldest breeds with a medium-frame, yellow to red colored with lateral horns with a typical twist. (frontiersin.org)
- Social rank depends on the presence and size of horns, body mass, and height at the withers and hocks. (merckvetmanual.com)
- This bulletin gives concise information regarding the breeds of light horses and will be of particular usefulness to the farmer in those sections where light horses are preeminently fitted for his work, such as mountainous and hilly sections and where there are markets for horses for saddle and driving purposes. (unt.edu)
- Same for domesticated ducks, domesticated geese, domesticated horses - when you get bred for gentleness, for human uses, apparently you get stupider. (nhpr.org)
- Shetland Sheep Dog Puppies for Sale - Shipped Worldwide! (puppyfind.com)
- Finding the right Shetland Sheep Dog puppy can be dog gone hard work. (puppyfind.com)
- PuppyFind® provides a convenient and efficient means of selecting and purchasing the perfect Shetland Sheep Dog puppy (or Shetland Sheep Dog puppies) from the comfort of your home, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. (puppyfind.com)
- Some Shetland Sheep Dog puppies for sale may be shipped Worldwide and include crate and veterinarian checkup. (puppyfind.com)
- Take a gander at Sycamore Farms' flock of Shetland sheep during year-round tours. (mountainx.com)
- Shetland sheep graze in the shadow of the Blue Ridge Mountains at Sycamore Farms. (mountainx.com)
- It is of the North European Short Tailed type, related to such breeds as the Finnsheep, Romanov, Shetland, Spelsau sheep and the Swedish Landrace, all of which are descendants of this type of sheep which was predominate in Scandinavia and the British Isles during 8th and 9th century. (nat.is)
- Today, this hardy breed makes up a good chunk of Britain's sheep population, although it remains a minor breed in the United States. (hobbyfarms.com)
- The hardy environment conditions cause the sheep to produce extra fat which marbles the meat, adding to the flavour and making it moist. (slowfood.org.uk)
- A hardy breed, they are naturally polled (hornless) and are distinguished by their thick heavy coats and white belt banding their middle. (hmdb.org)
- In 1503, James the IV of Scotland established a flock of some 5,000 Scotties in Ettrick Forest, and during the 17th and 18th Centuries the breed went by the name of Linton sheep. (hobbyfarms.com)
- Scotland had just over 436,000 breeding beef cows in 2016. (nfus.org.uk)
- Scotland has more than 20% of the UK breeding flock. (nfus.org.uk)
- Long popular as a herding dog in Scotland, after the Victorian era the breed also gained favor as a show dog. (petfinder.com)