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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 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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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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NSIP genetic tool helps producers make breeding decisions
The National Sheep Improvement Program is a quantitative genetic selection tool designed to help sheep and goat producers make good breeding decisions, according to Reid Redden, North Dakota State University Extension Service sheep specialist.
Monday, February, 17, 2014 - - 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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Plans devloping to protect sheep against OPP
Sheep producers should develop a plan to keep ovine progressive pneumonia (OPP) out of their flock, says North Dakota State University Extension Service sheep specialist Reid Redden.
Monday, February, 17, 2014 - - News

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Black Hills sheep show leads in dog trials, shearing
Sheep-related shows are becoming more important at the Black Hills Stock Show and Rodeo in Rapid City, S.D. Events this year included working dog trials, sheep shearing, “mutton-bustin’” riding events for kids and wool spinning.
Friday, February, 07, 2014 - 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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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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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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WATCH: A sneak peek into the next issue of Agweek
Agweek Editor Lisa Gibson is back to tell you all about the upcoming issue. The cover story features a sheep company that lost its leader unexpectedly this year. Pick up the May 26 issue to find out who is taking over the operation and how that leader was a huge influence in his industry. The next issue will also touch on crop insurance deadlines that are looming and passing, as well as planting progress, rail delays, sugar industry news and more.
Thursday, May, 22, 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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Library lost: remembering the stories
A Scandinavian friend of mine once told me an African proverb. It said, “When an old man dies, a library has burned to the ground.” I thought of that when I was asked to eulogize my mother’s “Norwegian rancher bachelor” cousin, Orlin.
Monday, August, 25, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Despite cool spring, calving and lambing going well
Upper Midwest livestock producers generally have come through the long, cold winter and cool, wet spring just fine.
Monday, June, 09, 2014 - Agweek - News

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EU will test imports of live pigs for PED, callers posing as FSA attempt to scam farmers and FSA nominations begin.
Monday, June, 16, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Donations to help SD ranchers hits $3 million
A fund aimed at helping western South Dakota ranchers who lost tens of thousands of cattle in an early October blizzard has collected $3 million, three times as much as had originally been expected.
Friday, December, 27, 2013 - - News

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South Korea ramps up disinfection after foot-and-mouth outbreak in North Korea
South Korea has stepped up disinfection of citizens returning from North Korea after an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease in pigs in the communist state.
Thursday, February, 20, 2014 - - News

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Spirits high at stock show
Strong cattle markets made for an excellent mood at the Black Hills Stock Show and Rodeo in Rapid City, S.D., as well as a spirit of camaraderie in coming together in the midst of a cold winter that started with a devastating blizzard.
Friday, February, 07, 2014 - Agweek - News

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