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Targhee sheep and their place in range sheep production

by D. A. Spencer

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Published by United States Dept. of Agriculture, Bureau of Animal Industry, Animal Husbandry Division in Washington, D.C .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Sheep,
  • Sheep farming,
  • Breeding

  • Edition Notes

    StatementDamon A. Spencer, John A. Stoehr
    SeriesA.H.D -- no.43, AHD -- no.43.
    ContributionsStoehr, John A., United States. Bureau of Animal Industry. Animal Husbandry Division
    The Physical Object
    Pagination2 pages ;
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26435410M
    OCLC/WorldCa1019431445

    can usually handle 1, to 1, sheep. Range lambs are smaller than purebred or farm flock animals and are raised for meat production. Range producers choose this method of sheep production due to the lack of quality grazing land available in the area. The majority of range operations exist in the western states. Club Lambs.   Although other raids took place in and , no more sheep raisers were murdered. The conflict over the range itself would simmer until the Taylor Grazing Act was put into place in , which provided for a federal lease for the open range, thereby separating sheep and cattle herds. Johnson County Invasion.

    Sheep are raised mainly for their wool, milk, skins and manure production. Sheep meat is very tasty, nutritious and popular to all types of people throughout the world. Sheep farming business can be a great source of income and for eradicating poverty from the barren, desert, semiarid and mountainous areas. Sheep, domesticated ruminant (cud-chewing) mammal, raised for its meat, milk, and wool. Over breeds exist, and the animals are produced dominantly in countries with large areas of grassland. Learn about the characteristics, breeds, and uses of sheep.

      The photographs in the book range from snapshots to art. Wide-angle sheep and sky photos show the beauty of the life, but the portraits of the people show the reality. Giles begins with his initial forays into the sheep world – backyard sheep, working in stockyards during college and for friends who were in the sheep business. Sheep can be incorporated into existing grazing operations with goats, cattle, or horses. In fact, multi-species grazing is use-ful in increasing pasture effi ciency. It has been demonstrated that grazing sheep with cattle can increase total meat production by 24% compared to raising cattle alone, and by 9% compared to raising sheep alone.


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Targhee sheep and their place in range sheep production by D. A. Spencer Download PDF EPUB FB2

Targhee Sheep Characteristics. The Targhee sheep is among the medium to large sheep breeds. It is light brown or pure white in color. These animals are very good for quality wool production.

Each ewe on average will produce about to kg fleece. The fibre diameter is about 21 to 25 micrometers and spinning count of 64 to   In the flock book for these sheep were closed with meant that only the off-spring from the registered new breed of Targhee sheep could be registered.

The U.S. Targhee Sheep Association was formed in Dubois, Idaho in September The Targhee sheep breed are easy to keep, they are long lived with an excellent fleece and carcass.

The Targhee is a breed of domestic sheep developed in early 20th century by the USDA's Agricultural Research Service. Targhee sheep are a dual-purpose breed, with heavy, medium quality wool and good meat production characteristics.

They are hardy, and are especially suited to the ranges of the West where they were developed. Targhee are especially popular in Montana.

The U.S. Targhee Sheep Association now registers over 2, sheep per year and has members Targhee sheep and their place in range sheep production book 38 states and Canada. Physical Description Mature body weight in the rams is pounds ( kg) with the ewes weighing slightly less at pounds ( kg).

Sheep Production and Management Revised by Clay P. Mathis, Extension Livestock Specialist Tim Ross, Professor, Animal Science Many New Mexico livestock producers could profit by including sheep in their farm enterprises.

Sheep are among the most efficient of all the domestic animals and have been for thousands of years. Different from cattleFile Size: 1MB. Sheep are among the major economically important livestock species worldwide because the animals produce milk, wool, skin, and meat.

In the present study, the Illumina OvineSNP50 BeadChip was used to investigate genetic diversity and genome selection among Suffolk, Rambouillet, Columbia, Polypay, and Targhee sheep breeds from the United States. Mature Targhee ewes raise a high percentage of twins under range conditions.

Targhee ewes excel in pounds of lamb weaned per ewe bred. Lambs at weaning should be thick and in good body condition. Fleece Production.

Mature Targhee ewes shear heavy fleeces with a yield of 5 or 6 pounds of clean scoured wool (10 to 12 pounds of grease wool). This past July at the U.S.

Targhee Sheep Association Show in Wisconsin, her ram earned second place in its class and one of her yearling Targhee rams sold for $ Like Routier, Padula got his start in the sheep industry as a youngster in 4-H. The U.S.

Targhee Sheep Association was founded Septem in Dubois, Idaho. The goal of these pioneers was to develop profitable range raised sheep requiring minimal human intervention. They succeeded. Today’s Targhee sheep are hearty enough to withstand the elements while producing high quality lamb and wool for market.

Targhees are cream-colored animals with good muscling. Ewes range in size from 56 to 90 kilograms while the rams are 90 to kg. A sheep producer for 22 years, Lundberg switched to Targhee. An illustration of an open book. Books. An illustration of two cells of a film strip.

Video. An illustration of an audio speaker. Audio. An illustration of a " floppy disk. Software. An illustration of two photographs. Full text of "Range sheep production in Western Canada". Although supplementation had positive effects on reproduction (a maximum increase of %) the flocks' reproductive performance was still below that of other range sheep operations.

For example, Basuthakur et al. () and Stobart et al. () reported reproductive rates of over % for Columbia, Rambouillet and Targhee range ewes. Fleeces from Targhee sheep have a yield of up to 55%. Ewes have excellent mothering abilities and produce an abundance of milk for their young.

Targhee ewes are known to have a high twinning percentage. Best suited to their native climates, Targhee sheep are a very hardy and strong sheep. Targhee Sheep. Fleece Weight: 10 to 12 lbs. Fiber diameter: 22 to 24 microns Wool Type: Heavy, Soft, medium-wool fleece Length: Good staple length of to 5 inches.

The Targhee sheep breed has soft lustrous wool that if full of elasticity and resilience. The wools are mostly used for garments that are worn next to the skin and their fleece is.

Start studying Sheep and Goat Breeds and Production Systems. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. T arghee is a dual-purpose sheep with good meat type and a heavy fleece of high quality wool. They are hardy, and are especially suited to the ranges of the West where they were developed.

Targhee ewes have good mothering and milking ability. Mature Targhee ewes raise a high percentage of twins under range conditions. The Targhee is an American breed of sheep, developed in at the U.S. Sheep Experiment Station in Dubois, Idaho, from Rambouillet, Columbia and Corriedale crosses.

The breed derives its name from the Targhee National Forest on which the experiment station's flock grazed in the summer. MUN levels for all four groups were within the range suggested for dairy sheep and decreased (P production in these ewes and utilization of pasture protein improved with increasing dietary.

Prescribed sheep grazing to suppress spotted knapweed on foothill rangeland. Rangeland Ecol. Manage. Kott, R.W., Book Review—Nutrient Requirements of Small Ruminants: Sheep, Goats, Cervids and New World Camelids (Animal Nutrition Series).

JAVMA The Columbia and Targhee are com-paratively new breeds of sheep. Pri-mary objectives of their development were to increase productivity of range sheep in the mountainous areas of the Pacific Northwest. After the Columbia and Targhee breeds became popular, the number of range sheep declined and number of farm flock sheep in-creased.

Targhee Sheep By: Adrianna Vinton Measuring, Grading, and Using Wool Today Sheep: Nationally and Internationally " Grade" refers to the average diameter or thickness of the fibers.

Grade is important to determine what material/fabric the wool will be made in to. The unit of. "These sheep have been selectively bred to thrive under range conditions similar to those used by most sheep producers in the Intermountain West." Breeds like the Targhee have been studied using this management scheme since their development by ARS in An ongoing research goal is to maximize the weight of weaned lambs.A sheep's critical temperature depends upon the length of its fleece and its degree of fatness.

A freshly shorn sheep's critical temperature is 50°F, whereas a sheep with a inch fleece, has a critical temperature of 28°F. There is a 1% increase in energy requirements for each .