Submitted to: Goat Ranchers Magazine
Publication Type: Other
Publication Acceptance Date: 7/1/2000
Publication Date: 8/1/2000
Citation: BURKE, J.M. 2000. EVALUATION OF PRODUCTION AND REPRODUCTION RESPONSES OF HAIR SHEEP. GOAT RANCHERS MAGAZINE. p. 7. Interpretive Summary:
Technical Abstract: A research program has been initiated at USDA, Agricultural Research Service in Booneville, Arkansas to evaluate St. Croix, Katahdin, and Dorper sheep production and reproduction performance. Growth and carcass characteristics of wether lambs and taste panel will be examined. Production and reproduction responses of ewes extensively managed will be recorded, including internal parasite resistance. Results will lead to recommendations of easy care sheep in a low input management system that will meet consumer demands.