Sheep Community of Practice

Sheep January 10, 2013 Print Friendly and PDF

Although sheep inventories have declined, the sheep industry is a still a substantial component of the US livestock industry. There is a need to connect current sheep research outcomes and the extension and industry communities.


The purpose of the Sheep CoP is to transfer knowledge regarding sheep production and products to producers, stakeholders, and consumers. The Sheep CoP  covers a wide variety of topics of interest to the sheep, including (among others): Sheep Management Practices;  Sheep Breeds;  Sheep Purpose (wool versus meat versus dual-purpose);  Markets;  History;  International Perspectives (how the industry differs in other countries);  Showmanship;  Wool;  Meat Products (available products, how to prepare, etc.);  Producer Profiles;  Feed Efficiency;  Genetic Selection;  Prolificacy; Seasonality; Shearing; Feeding/Nutrition;  Feedlot;  Grazing/Pasture;  Organic Sheep Production;  Natural Sheep Production;  Health;  and Veterinary Care.



This is where you can find research-based information from America's land-grant universities enabled by



Sheep experts are coming together to provide research based information to improve the health, care and production of your sheep flock. New materials to support sheep production are coming soon in the following areas:

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This work is supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, New Technologies for Ag Extension project.