May 22, 2009
The first articles of the 2009 edition of the Sheep and Goat Research Journal have been posted for readers.
"Evaluating Nutritional Status of Dorper and Rambouillet Ewes in Range Sheep Production," written by T.R. Whitney, D.F. Waldron and T.D. Willingham, looks at mature Dorper and Rambouillet ewes that were maintained together for two years in a range environment to evaluate their nutritional status before and during gestation.
Authors E.H. Devonish, M. Knights and E.K. Inskeep wrote "Effects of Expected Peripheral Concentrations of Progesterone on Ovulation Rate and Litter Size in Barbados Blackbelly Ewes." In this study, the researchers looked to determine whether luteal phase concentrations of progesterone altered ovulation rate and litter size in ewes.
This and other industry-specific research articles can be accessed at www.sheepusa.org
by clicking on the research journal link.
In 2005, the journal transitioned from a paper publication to an online publication. Work is ongoing to format earlier editions into electronic format providing broader access to this current sheep industry research.