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Team of researchers completes sheep genome sequence
A large international team of researchers has completed the sequence of the sheep genome, to be published in a study entitled, “The Sheep Genome Illuminates Biology of the Rumen and Lipid Metabolism.” The completion of the genome follows eight years of work by a team of more than 70 researchers from 26 institutions located in eight countries around the world.
Friday, June, 06, 2014 - - News

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Sheep program application deadline nears
May 1 is the deadline to apply for funding through the Let’s Grow Program, which the American Sheep Industry Association operates to strengthen sheep production nationally.
Friday, April, 24, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Sheep poised for a comeback
Cade and Casey Koenig carry pails of corn as impatient sheep wait expectantly. It’s a raw, blustery early winter morning and the pails are heavy, but the teenaged brothers smile as they do their chores.
Monday, December, 01, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Domestic sheep can manage fallow
Domestic sheep rather than traditional farming equipment can be used to manage fallow and terminate cover crops for farmers who grow organic crops. The sheep can help save money, reduce tillage, manage weeds and pests and reduce the risk of soil erosion
Thursday, April, 02, 2015 - Montana State University News Service - News

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Family steps up after death of sheep industry giant
Dion Van Well towered over the sheep industry in the Upper Midwest like few do. He was dubbed the “Lion of the Lambs,” in a 2009 Agweek story, and his family vows to continue his legacy. Van Well, 47, died in his sleep of heart failure on Jan. 5 while on a pheasant hunting trip with buddies near Hoven, S.D.
Tuesday, May, 27, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Spring is a busy time for sheep-farming family
Jake Cuperus always knew he wanted to be a farmer. Jill always hoped she would marry a farmer. Luckily, life brought them together. “Our moms were good friends. I’m a year older than him so I’ve actually known him his entire life.” Jill says. “I went to college at Winona State, and one summer I came back and we worked at a barn together milking cows. The rest is history.”
Friday, April, 24, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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USDA announces sheep marketing changes
U.S. sheep producers soon will have two new tools with which to market their animals. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s newly created sheep production and marketing grant program will allocate about $1.5 million. Also, an existing USDA program aimed at small-scale livestock producers is being expanded to the grass-fed sheep industry.
Tuesday, July, 29, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Big horn die-off burns sheep growers
Sheep growers say they feel they’ve been unfairly blamed for the worst pneumonia die-off of wild bighorn sheep in North Dakota’s 50-year program history.
Monday, October, 06, 2014 - Bismark Tribune - News

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R-CALF USA expands focus into sheep
It’s called R-CALF USA, but the organization officially adopted a new species — sheep — as part of its representation in August 2014.
Monday, February, 23, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Sheep report shows small decline in region
WOONSOCKET, S.D. — Rick Tobin, of Woonsocket, S.D., farms along State Highway 281. His 160-head cattle herd is his main enterprise, but he farms and has 100 white face ewes. He sells market-ready sheep either in Platte, S.D., or Chamberlain, S.D.
Monday, February, 23, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Travelers settle in MN with Icelandic sheep
LITTLE FALLS, Minn. — There are farms all over central Minnesota, but perhaps none operated by as unlikely farmers as a stretch of acreage east of Little Falls on Minnesota Highway 27.
Monday, November, 03, 2014 - St. Cloud Times - News

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Supplement feed to balance cold
Production systems in upper Midwest sheep operations often revolve around winter.
Monday, December, 22, 2014 - - News

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Farmers want changes to wolf management plan
PARIS — French farmers, who regularly bring livestock into Paris to punctuate their protests, drove some 250 sheep into the shadow of the Eiffel Tower on Nov. 27 to highlight an unusual concern — that a growing wolf population is killing their flocks.
Monday, December, 01, 2014 - - News

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Wolf damage claims remain unpaid for some livestock producers
Silence greeted Kelly Bellefy Jr. when he went to check on his sheep late one August night on his Bagley, Minn., property. “When I first walked in the pen, I didn’t hear any sheep,” he says. “That was unusual.”
Monday, March, 02, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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VIDEO: AgweekTV, Episode 7
This week's episode of AgweekTV highlights the recent Northern Soybean Expo in Fargo, including noted speaker Patrick Moore. The show also delves into the recent increase in sheep numbers across the nation and profiles one of the nation's top auctioneers. Catch the latest weather forecasts and more every week on AgweekTV.
Monday, February, 23, 2015 - Agweek - News

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NDSU's Little International slated for Feb. 13 and 14
The Little “I” Livestock Show is the largest student-run event on the NDSU campus involving more than 300 students. The show features showmanship classes of beef, dairy, sheep, and swine, as well as ham curing and public speaking.
Wednesday, February, 04, 2015 - - News

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Harvesting varieties of hay can be difficult
Improperly curing hay made from certain sweet clover varieties such as white and yellow sweet clover can cause severe and often fatal hemorrhages in livestock such as cattle, sheep and goats.
Monday, October, 27, 2014 - - News

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WATCH: A sneak peek into the next issue of Agweek
Join Editor Lisa Gibson for a glimpse into the Dec. 1 issue of Agweek. The cover story explores the sheep industry and one family that serves as a perfect example of how the industry could be poised for growth. Agweek also will look at criticisms of farm bill safety-net programs and hear what farmers and experts have to say about the federal payments. The Dec. 1 issue is packed with news. Don't miss it.
Tuesday, November, 25, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Tiny insect delays lucrative Australia-China cattle trade
An insect the size of a pen tip is frustrating efforts by Australia to sign a deal, potentially worth billions of dollars, to export live cattle to China to feed its fast-growing appetite for red meat. Talks have stalled over the presence in the Australian herd of Bluetongue disease, a virus which is spread by midges, a tiny fly. While the disease usually has little effect on cattle, it would pose a major threat to China’s 140 million-strong sheep flock, the world’s largest.
Tuesday, October, 28, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Producers should have right to protect livestock from wolves
CHISHOLM, Minn. — Once again, the wolf debate is raging, and the numbers game is being played. The statement that less livestock are being killed by predators than by disease, weather or dogs is accurate — as far as it goes.
Tuesday, March, 17, 2015 - - News

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