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Looking back on 'Future Woolscapes'
My mind sometimes wanders off to the time when I did my internship at the University of Sydney (back in 1999). What did I see during these nine months of being down under, nothing but sheep, sheep and more sheep. This triggered me to look for some data on the current sheep sector in Australia and wh...
Extrusion improves digestibility of sorghum starch
Researchers found out that extrusion of sorghum starch shows positive effects enhances ruminal and intestinal digestibility, rumen microbial yield and growth in lambs fed on high-concentrate diets. Sorghum was extruded using the following four temperature and pressure combinations: T1 = 90 °C/17 bar...
How to prepare grassland for post-lambing
Many sheep producers aren’t getting the most they can out of grass. But measuring and monitoring grass growth in accordance with sheep demands during lambing could help drastically reduce feed costs and achieve finishing targets earlier. "You have to rest leys to grow more grass and that's the ...
Researchers dive into other protein sources for sheep
Two projects commissioned by the English Beef and Lamb Executive (EBLEX) are investigating whether alternative protein sources, such as rapeseed meal, beans, peas and wheat distillers' grains, can be used as substitutes for soya bean meal in sheep diets without affecting performance. The level of so...
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The IDF International Symposium on Sheep, Goat and other non-Cow Milk
The IDF International Symposium on Sheep, Goat and other non-Cow Milk The IDF International Symposium on Sheep, Goat and other non-Cow Milk aims to provide the most up to date knowledge and research for scientists and other professionals involved in the sheep and goats dairy sectors (milk produc...