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Jaisalmeri-Sheep Breed Profile Information

Distribution : The name of the Jaisalmeri sheep breed is derived from its home tract, Jaisalmer. They are distributed across the Jaisalmer, Barmer and Jodhpur districts of Rajasthan. Jaisalmeri  Sheep Breed Characterstics: Pure specimens are found in south western Jaisalmer, extending up to north western Barmer and southern and western Jodhpur. They are primarily reared by the Raikas and Sindhi …

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Gurez Sheep Breed Profile Information

Gurez Sheep Profile: The following article provides the details of Gurez sheep. Gurez sheep Distribution: This sheep breed is distributed in the Gurez area of Northern Kashmir.The Gurez sheep breed is found in the Gurez block of Bandipore district in North Kashmir. They are the largest of the sheep breeds in the state. Gurez Breed Conformation: Largest of the sheep breeds in Jammu …

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Ganjam Sheep Breed Profile Information

Source and Distribution of Ganjam sheep:  The Ganjam breed of sheep is native to the Ganjam, Koraput, Phulbani and parts of the Puri districts of Odisha.Ganjam sheep  is an important sheep breed in the Orissa State in the eastern region of India. They are reared mainly for meat. Ganjam Sheep Features: These are medium-sized, slender and leggy animals with the …

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Gaddi Sheep Breed Profile Information

Gaddi Sheep.

Gaddi Sheep Profile: This article explains about Gaddi sheep profile. Distribution of Gaddi Sheep: This Sheep breed is also known as Bhadarwah, is native to the Kishtwar and Bhadarwah Tehsils in the Jammu region of Jammu and Kashmir and is distributed fairly widely over the states of Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand. Gaddi Sheep Breed Characterstics: They are medium-sized animals, usually …

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Coimbatore Sheep Profile Information

Coimbatore Sheep Profile: In the following article, the Coimbatore sheep profile is explained. The Coimbatore Sheep Purpose and Distribution: This breed is a coarse carpet wool breed of Tamil Nadu, India, and is reared mainly as a meat animal. A study conducted in the native environment revealed that breeding and migratory tracts were in Coimbatore, Erode and Dindigul districts of Tamil …

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Chokla Sheep Profile Information

Chokla Sheep Profile Information: This Chokla sheep breed is distributed in Churu, Jhunjhunu, Sikar andbordering areas of Bikaner, Jaipur and Nagaur districts of Rajasthan. Animals true to the breed type are found in Sikar and Churu districts.  Chokla Sheep Profile and Characterstic:The animals are light to medium‑sized. The face, generally devoid of wool, is reddish brown or dark brown, and …

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Changthangi Sheep Profile Information

Changthangi sheep, locally known as Changluk, is a potential breed found in the Changthang area of Leh district of Jammu and Kashmir state. Changthangi sheep are seasonal breeders and the major breeding season is from July to December. This sheep is mainly reared by a nomadic tribe called Changpa alongwith pashmina producing Changthangi goat. The economy of Changpas is largely …

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Chottanagpuri Sheep Breed Profile

Chottanagpuri Sheep Breed Profile Information: Distribution:The Chottanagpuri sheep  breed is mainly found in Jharkhand, with a few numbers in Bihar. They are small, light-weight animals, light grey and brown in colour.   Chottanagpuri Sheep Breed Features: Ears are small and parallel to the head, the tail is thin and short and the fleece is coarse, hairy and open. The animals …

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Bonpala Sheep profile Information

Bonpala Sheep Profile Info: Let us discuss about Bonpala sheep profile information in the following write up. Description of  the Breed: This Sheep breed is native to southern Sikkim. The animals are tall, leggy and well-built. The fleece colour ranges from completely white to completely black with a number of intermediary shades, and the quality is coarse, hairy and open . The …

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Bakharwal Sheep Profile Information

Distribution:The name of the Bakharwal breed is derived from the nomadic tribe which rears these sheep. The breed has no distinct home tract, and the sheep are entirely migratory.The Northern region is also home to Bakharwal sheep, which have been classified as an endangered species by the National Bureau of Animal Genetic Resources. Only 78 Bakharwal sheep were found in …

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Balangir Sheep Breed Profile Information

Balangir Sheep  Breed Profile Information: Origin of Balangir Sheep: The Balangir breed of sheep is native to the north western districts of Balangir, Sambalpur, and Sundargarh in Odisha. They are medium-sized animals, white or light brown or of mixed colours. A few animals are also black. The ears are small and stumpy. While the males are horned, ewes are polled. …

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Silage Making Process for Sheep and Goat

Silage Making Process: In this article let us discuss about quality storable feed making process. Silage is a fermented feed resulting from the storage of high moisture crops under anaerobic conditions in a structure known as silo. When the green is stored in an airtight silo its fermentation by microbes result in production of lactic acid, acetic acid and formic …

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How to Examine For Disease in Sheep and Goat

Disease in Sheep and Goat: Purpose : Identification of animals in the early stages of sickness can aid the farm manager in restricting the spread of disease in the flock and initiating treatment at the earliest. Spotting of sick animals Sl.no. Parameter Healthy animal Sick animal Sheep Goat 1. Look of animal Alert Dull 2. Head Raised Bent downwards 3. …

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Common Diseases in Sheep

Common Diseases in sheep : Morbidity and mortality are the two important factors resulting in heavy losses in sheep production and improvement programs. Prevention is always better than cure as it is a lot cheaper. This has special significance with sheep as they seem to respond less to treatment when sick than other livestock species. Diseases in sheep can be broadly …

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Sheep Farming Operations – Monthly Schedule

Monthly schedule of sheep farming operations:- The study of farm routines enables proper scheduling of various farm activities on a sheep farming  and goat farming. It also aids in the optimum utilization of labour and resources, and higher returns through efficient management practices. The monthly schedule of various sheep farming operations with twice a year lambing or shearing pattern under …

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