ANSC 102 - ANSC 102I ntroduction to Animal Agriculture...

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Click to edit Master subtitle style 2/10/11 ANSC 102- Introduction to Animal Agriculture
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Click to edit Master subtitle style 2/10/11 Sheep
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2/10/11 Suffolk Suffolks are found throughout the world's sheep producing countries. In the United States, they are by far the most popular pure breed of sheep, accounting for more than fifty percent of purebred sheep registrations. The Suffolk breed originated almost 200 years ago on the rugged southeastern coast of England, the result of crossing Southdown rams and Norfolk Horn ewes. Originally, they were called Southdown Norfolks or just "Black faces." The Suffolk is known for it’s superior muscling and carcass quality.
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2/10/11 Dorset The Dorset breed of sheep is known mostly for its prolific lambing. It has been known to produce two lambing seasons per year. It is known as a dual purpose breed because of their good wool and
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2/10/11 Hampshire The Hampshire sheep acquired its name from the agriculture county of Hampshire in Southern England where they were developed. During that same year (1889) the American Hampshire Down Sheep Association was also organized, now known as The American Hampshire Sheep Association. For over a century, U.S. breeders have bred and selected Hampshires to fill specific sheep industry needs. Hampshire sheep have the genetic ability to efficiently convert forage into meat and fiber and are adaptable and productive in various geographic regions of the
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2/10/11 Southdown The Southdown is a small, dual purpose British sheep but is raised primarily for meat. Mature weights for rams range 190 lb to 230 lb , ewes weigh from 130 lb to 180 lb.
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2/10/11 Rambouillet This breed is known for it’s out of season breeding and also for it’s
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