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Breeding - HEC Directory


Location: Main > Agriculture and Forestry > Livestock > Sheep > Management > Breeding


 Breeding Program -- Fact sheet presents a breeding and management schedule and flock management plan that incorporate successful management strategies for fall lambing.
 Breeding Replacement Ewe Lambs -- Many producers are breeding ewe lambs instead of holding them over to breed as yearlings. A major reason for this (in both commercial and purebred flocks) is simply economics.
 Breeding Soundness Examination -- A ram not only represents a sizeable investment but he also influence the economic return from the flock for years to come. Through a breeding soundness examination prior to the breeding season, rams of questionable or unsatisfactory breeding potential can be identified.
 Breeding Soundness in Rams: How to Conduct Exam -- [PDF]The easiest guide ever to find out if your ram has a problem.
 GENELINK -- Genelink, in conjunction with Advanced Breeding Services, offers clients a total livestock project management service.
 Gestation Table for Sheep and Goats -- Based on 150 day gestation. Calculate breeing dates based on when you want to have lambs 'on the ground.'
 Pipestone's Teaser Ram Effect -- An explanatory site of how the ram's presence affects the ewes, why this happens, and how to get the maximum results of your sheep breeding management program.
 Reproductive Characteristics of Sheep -- Factors affecting fertility and reproduction in rams and ewes.
 Reproductive Management of the Ewe Flock and the Ram -- Reproduction in sheep is influenced by numerous factors. These include: genetic potential, nutritional status, environmental factors, daylength or photoperiod effects, health status and other factors. These factors are important in both the ram and the ewe.
 Selecting the Right Ram with EPDs -- Tells how to use EPDs to select the right ram for your breeding program.
 Sheep Management: Recommendations for Sheep Selection Programs -- Sheep producers can improve their flocks by selecting superior replacements from high producing ewes, and culling inferior, low producing females. Records of previous performance must be used. This fact sheet outlines a nationally recommended program.
 The Role of Genetics in Selection of Sheep -- Basic principles for flock improvement. Includes explanations of common genetic terms.
 Using Ram Lambs for Breeding -- This NebGuide explains how ram lambs can be most efficiently used in a breeding program and provides management suggestions for a successful program.


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