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Goat Brands Nutrition -- Standard Edition Module
The Goat Brands Nutrition Standard Edition Modules are designed for ration evaluation and manual formulation of growing and mature dairy, meat, and mohair goats. The software utilizes the guidelines outlined in the National Research Council's 2007 publication The Nutrient Requirements of Small Ruminants as the primary basis for these guidelines.

Please download the free documentation/help file for further instructions, a preview of what you can expect to find within the software as well as instructions on how to get started once you've purchased the software.
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$100.00
Documentation / Help file
$0.00
ISU Sheep Feedlot Monitor Software
The software is specialized to assist sheep feedlot managers with both detailed monitoring of animal performance along with business transactions involving the sheep feeding enterprise.

Please download the free documentation/help file for further instructions, a preview of what you can expect to find within the software as well as instructions on how to get started once you've purchased the software.
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Digital Download (.zip)
$600.00
Documentation / Help file
$0.00
National Sheep Symposium - 2012 (eCourse)
The 2012 National Symposium is an educational program of the North Central Extension and Research Activity (NCERA) committee. The target audience is sheep producers looking to advance their production skills. This year’s symposium featured some of the foremost experts from across the country. The goal is to increase productivity, helping those already in the industry to achieve new levels of production efficiency.

The Symposium is titled "Using Technology to Attack the Let's Grow with twoPLUS Initiative" and featured some of the top sheep production experts in the country speaking on topics that should be of interest to all producers.
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Moodle eCourse
$25.00
BRaNDS -- Sheep Companion Module -- Standard Edition
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$100.00
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BRaNDS -- Sheep Companion Module -- Professional Edition
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Digital Download (.zip)
$475.00
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Enterprise Budget: Sheep
Find facts about raising and marketing sheep to help you decide whether or not this industry will fit your enterprise budget. Includes an assessment showing capital needed for startup, labor input, years to break even, return on investment, and more
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Plastic Grid for Quick Measurement of Loin Eye (Pork and Lamb) with envelope
Plastic Grid for Quick Measurement of Loin Eye (Pork and Lamb) with envelope
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Publication
$1.50
Pasture Management Guide for Livestock Producers
This guide provides a general pasture management reference for livestock producers, agriculture advisors, and teachers and students. The color publication covers practices to increase production and returns by improving management of grassland.
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Publication
$10.00
Contagious Ecthyma (Sore Mouth) -- Sheep Health Fact Sheet No. 1
Contagious ecthyma (CE), also known as sore mouth or orf, is an acute infectious disease of sheep characterized by sores and scabs on the face, eyelids, teats, feet, and occasionally inside the mouth. The disease is widespread in the sheep population and affects all breeds. Includes facts about symptoms, treatment, and vaccination.
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Urinary Calculi (Water Belly) -- Sheep Health Fact Sheet No. 3
Urinary calculi, or water belly, a common disease of male sheep, is caused by the formation of small stones in the urinary tract. This causes the retention of urine and rupture of the urinary bladder or urethra. Includes information about contributing factors, symptoms, treatment, and prevention of urinary calculi.
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Enterotoxemia (Overeating Disease) of Lambs -- Sheep Health Fact Sheet No. 4
Enterotoxemia, or overeating disease, is a major killer of young lambs, and is characterized by acute indigestion, convulsions, colic, and sudden death. With proper feeding, management and immunization, the disease can be controlled.
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Pneumonia -- Sheep Health Fact Sheet No. 5
Pneumonia may occur in all ages of sheep, but causes the most loss in lambs. Includes information about pneumonia in nursing lambs, feeder lambs, chronic progressive pneumonia, and lungworms.
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Dystocia (Lambing Problems) - Sheep Health Fact Sheet No. 7
Dystocia, or difficult birth, is common in sheep and causes the death of many lambs and ewes. Includes detailed information about assisting with delivery, normal and abnormal presentation of the lamb, and consulting professional help.
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Control of Internal Parasites of Sheep -- Sheep Health Fact Sheet No. 8
Internal parasites, or worms, can cause major economic losses to the sheep industry without proper flock management. Additional consequences are reduced feed efficiency, slow rate of gain, poor reproductive efficiency and difficult labor. Includes information about the life cycle of nematodes (stomach worms, stomach hairworms, intestinal hairworms), lungworms, tapeworms, and treatment using drenches, specifically phenothiazine, thaibendazole, levamisol.
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Scrapie of Sheep -- Sheep Health Fact Sheet No. 9
Scrapie is a transmissible degenerative disease of the nervous system of sheep characterized by a long incubation period and a protracted, debilitating condition. Includes information regarding pathogenesis, transmission, susceptibility, clinical signs, diagnosis, and prevention of scrapie, as well as related diseases such as bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE).
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Productivity of Ewes Bred at 6- or 8- Month Intervals - Sheep Management
Sheep have a short gestation period, and many producers and research workers have been concerned with whether it is practical to lamb ewes more than once per year. This publication looks at the productivity of ewes bred at 6- or 8- month intervals.
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Recommendations for Sheep Selection Program - Sheep Management
The information in this fact sheet outlines a nationally recommended sheep selection program. Learn about keeping basic records and learning instructions for record keeping and selection.
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Managing the Replacement Ewe Lamb - Sheep Management
Once you have selected the replacement ewe lamb, a management program should be followed that will allow her to express her genetic potential for reproduction. Learn about this program for both native and imported replacements.
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Colostrum and Health of Newborn Lambs - Sheep Management
Keeping newborn lambs alive and healthy is a challenge. Help meet this challenge by making sure lambs receive adequate colostrum during the first two to three hours of life. The effect of colostrum on the health, survival, and performance of newborn lambs cannot be overrated.
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Guard Llamas: A Part of Integrated Sheep Protection
Guard llamas offer a viable, non-lethal alternative for reducing sheep predation, while requiring little specialized training and care to manage.
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Ewe Selection for Starting a Flock - Sheep Management
There are many variables and considerations in selecting ewes to start a flock. This fact sheet includes a review of the alternatives and some general information in ewe procurement.
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Breeding Programs and Ram Selection for the Production of Replacement Ewes in Iowa - Sheep Management
Iowa-produced ewe lamb replacements should be superior to alternative sources and provide the additional benefits of being healthy, adapted, and bred specifically for use as replacement ewes. Thought and planning must be given to breeding programs for replacement ewes.
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Sheep Identification - Sheep Management
Identifying ewes in a purebred or commercial flock is a good management procedure. It helps during selection, culling, breeding, and lambing. This fact sheet outlines several common methods for identifying individual animals in a flock.
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Condition Scoring of Ewes - Sheep Management
Condition scoring the ewe flock can be a useful management tool. A producer can classify ewes into groups according to fullness of muscling and amount of fat cover and to indicate their nutritional status.
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Ventilation Systems for Sheep Barns - Sheep Management
Lamb pneumonia is often related to poorly ventilated sheep barns. The primary functions of the ventilation system in warm and cold environments are to provide draft-free air and to remove moisture. Two basic types of ventilation systems are natural and mechanical.
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Lamb Feeding Simplified -- Sheep Management
This fact sheet is concerned with feeding lambs, from birth to market, on the farms where they are born. The nutrition and feeding of these lambs are significantly different than feeding "old crop" lambs.
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Reducing Baby Mortality - Sheep Management
Lamb death loss from birth to weaning is a major factor affecting profitability of any sheep operation. This fact sheet presents management and health procedures to reduce this death loss.
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Estimated Values for Budgeting a Sheep Enterprise - Sheep Management
This fact sheet provides inputs for projecting the profitability of a sheep enterprise.
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Producing, Harvesting and Marketing Wool - Sheep Management
This fact sheet discusses growing the wool crop, value characteristics, discounts assessed on faulty and contaminated wool, harvesting, and marketing.
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Diagnosing Pregnancy in Ewes - Sheep Management
Pregnancy diagnosis is a sheep management tool that can help make flocks more profitable. This fact sheet discusses three methods of pregnancy detection: rectal-abdominal palpation, fetal heartbeat, and ultrasonic scanning.
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Recognizing and Reducing Sheep Predators - Sheep Management
Predators, mainly coyotes and dogs, are a major problem of sheep producers in Iowa and the Midwest as well as in range states. This pamphlet describes how to recognize the losses caused by predators and how to reduce those losses.
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