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Exploring Warm Season Grasses for Parasite Control and Performance in Sheep
HIDDENITE, North Carolina – A North Carolina livestock producer is exploring the use of native warm season grasses as forage for Katahdin Hair sheep as a way quickly bring the animals to market weight, and for better parasite control. Lee Holcomb of LeeDer Farm, situated in a rural area just north of Charlotte, is establishing […]
FAMACHA is a diagnostic tool to help farmers identify parasite infection in small ruminants, allowing them to cut the cost of deworming agents by targeting treatments only to infected animals. Training is required before purchase.
Searching for New Strategies to Control Gastrointestinal Parasites in Small Ruminants
PROSPECT, Tennessee – Jo Ann Harris calls out to a flock of Dorper sheep in a pasture: “Sheeep. C’mere sheep.” Almost immediately the animals come running to her side, head bumping her leg and begging for a head scratch before moving on to the food pellets Harris has laid out for them in containers. With […]
Sustainable Year-Round Forage Production and Grazing/Browsing Management in the Southern Region
An educational training video to increase the productivity, quality, and production of forages, as well as to improve management of existing pastures for sustainable livestock production.
Managing Pasture Resources
A fact sheet developed by the University of Virgin Islands Agricultural Experiment Station to help grazing managers maintain long-term sustainability of their pasture resources.
Pasture Establishment in U.S. Virgin Islands
A fact sheet developed by the University of Virgin Islands Agricultural Experiment Station on successful pasture establishment for livestock operations.