And all at once, summer collapsed into fall
Western FAMACHA© Training
Video: Measuring Packed Cell Volume
The latest Facebook live video from Texas A&M AgriLife's is about measuring packed cell volume to determine anemia and parasite resistance. The 2 minute 37 second Youtube video is presented by Jake Thorne, an Extension Assistant. Thorne was the recent recipient of the Sheep Heritage Foundation Scholarship, which he will use to complete his PhD remotely through the University of Idaho.
New Small Ruminant Specialist
Dr. Andrew Weaver has been hired as the new Small Ruminant Specialist at North Carolina State University. Dr. Weaver grew up in central Michigan and was active in 4-H. He is a graduate of Michigan State University, Virginia Tech, and West Virginia University.
Timely Topic: January 2014
Blueprint for Selecting Parasite Resistant Sheep: A Shepherd's Perspective
by Kathy Bielek
The concept of selecting parasite resistant sheep is simple: consistently select the animals with the best resistance. Putting the concept into practice, however, can be more challenging. This paper will share some of the lessons learned over the last 10 years through several North Central Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (NC SARE) grants and on-farm experience.
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