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Hassan Sheep Breed Profile

About Haasan sheep Breed The Hassan breed of sheep as the name suggests is traditional to the Hassan district of Karnataka. They are small to medium animals and have a white body with light brown or black spots. The ears are medium-long and drooping, 39% of the males are horned; females are usually polled. The fleece is white, extremely coarse …

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Nilgiri Sheep Breed Profile Information

Nilgiri Sheep Profile: This article talks about Nilgiri sheep profile. About Nilgiri Sheep Breed: Nilgiri sheep is a breed of sheep found only in Nilgiris district of Tamil Nadu State in India. It is bred in the hilly parts of Nilgiri and known for its fine wool. Nilgiri sheep breed was evolved during the 19th century. It originated from a …

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Deccani Sheep Breed Profile Information

Deccani Sheep Breed: The Deccani Sheep Breed:  This breed is spread over the greater part of the central peninsular region, comprising the semi-arid areas of Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh , Telangana and Karnataka. They are medium-sized animals, predominantly black or black with white markings; white and brown/fawn animals are also seen.  The Deccani breed is well-suited to the extreme temperatures of the …

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Coimbatore Sheep Breed Profile

Coimbatore Sheep Breed: This write up explains about Coimbatore Sheep Breed Profile. The Coimbatore sheep  breed, also called Kurumbai, is found in the Coimbatore and Madurai districts of Tamil Nadu and in the districts bordering Kerala and Karnataka. They are medium-sized animals, white with black or brown spots. Ears are medium-sized and directed outward and backward, and the tail is …

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Best Mutton Type Sheep in Tamil Nandu

Best mutton type sheep in Tamil Nadu: Mecheri: Salem, Namakkal and Coimbatore districts of Tamil Nadu. Medium sized light brown in colour. Both sexes are polled. Body covered by very short hairs. Adult male: 35 kg, female: 22 kg Kilakarsal or Kilakarisal: Ramnad, Madurai and Tanjore districts of Tamil Nadu Brown/ dark tan in colour with black spots on head …

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Bellary Sheep Breed Profile Information

Bellary Sheep Breed: In this article, the Bellary sheep breed profiled is explained. Bellary Sheep Breed Profile: The Bellary sheep breed is native to the districts of Bellary and Davanagere and the adjoining areas of Haveri and Chitradurga districts of Karnataka. This breed of sheep has excellent demand in Karnataka area and border of Telanagna, Tamilnadu. This breed is preferred …

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Mandya Sheep / Bannur Sheep Breed Profile

Mandya Sheep Profile: MANDYA Sheep (also known as Bannur and Bandur*): a) Mandya Sheep Distribution. Mandya district and bordering Mysore district of Karnataka. b) Mandya Sheep Numbers. The total sheep population in the Mandya distribution area, according to the 1972 census, was 0.372 m, and according to the 1977 census, 0.329 m; there was thus a slight decline. The actual number …

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Life cycle feeding of Ewes

Feeding  of Ewes Feed represents the single largest cost in all types of sheep production. A ewe’s nutritional needs are not static. What and how much to feed a ewe depends upon many factors, including the ewe’s age, weight, and body condition, along with her stage and level of production. Climate and exercise can also have an effect on nutritional …

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How to Manage Ewes at Weaning

Ewes at weaning /Lambs at weaning:- Weaning of ewe or lamb  is a crucial time in the management of ewes and sheep. It is the practice of removing from sheeps the milk diet provided by the ewe (or a milk replacement diet). From the milk diet, sheeps are moved onto forage or grain-based diets. The separation can be stressful for …

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Advantages of Sheep Farming

Advantages of sheep farming / Benefits  of sheep farming:- 1.       Multi-faceted utility : meat, wool, skin, manure, and to some extent milk & transport … helps it to play an important role in the Indian agrarian economy 2.       The production of wool, meat and manure provides three different sources of income per year 3.       Since the two major products of sheep …

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Bannur Sheep are in Excellent Demand

Bannur sheep also called Mandya sheep are in great demand across the state, especially Bangalore, pushing up the prices further. Market economics has taught Kuntuppa that he should sell his flock of Bannur sheep during Bakrid season. “Bannur breed always fetches us good sum. The prices have doubled this time,” the farmer from Bandur on Mysore-Mandya border explained. Known for …

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Breeding in Sheep – Schedule

Breeding in sheep *Schedule    A. SHEEP Age at mating : Sheep normally attain good growth at about 24 months (range 18-36) of age. Breeding too young ewes results in more weaklings and higher lamb losses. It is desirable to use rams for mating from the age of 2 years till the age of 7 years. Mating season and estrus cycle : Sheep …

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Nutrient management plan on sheep

Nutrient management plan on sheep farms:- One of the most important aspects of any animal-based agricultural operation is having an effective waste management plan which reaps the benefits and helps reduce the risks associated with the use and disposal of animal wastes. Improper manure management can have a detrimental effect on water quality.Manure management regulations are created and enforced by …

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Top 10 Formulas for Feeding Ewes

Feeding Ewes -Top 10 Formulas: Feed represents the single largest cost in all types of sheep production. A ewe’s nutritional needs are not static. What and how much to feed a ewe depends upon many factors, including the ewe’s age, weight, and body condition, along with her stage and level of production. Climate and exercise can also have an effect …

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