Dig Deeper: SARE Database

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Small Ruminants: Southern Region Resources on Goat and Sheep Farming

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Dig deeper in goat and sheep production, health and marketing with these related SARE-funded research projects. These projects are just a sampling of the 5,000-plus sustainable agriculture projects available in the SARE Projects Database. The database covers a wide range of sustainable ag topics across the national SARE program. Search the database for more information.

On-Farm Production

Agroforestry

Understanding Small Landowners’ Perspectives in Adoption of Goat-Agroforestry Land Management System (Kentucky, 2012)

Enhancing the Economic Stability of Select Limited Resource Farms Through the Establishment of Micropropagated Pecan Orchards Integrated with Crops and Animals (Alabama, 2012)

Feed

Sustainable Year-Round Forage System for Goat Production in the Southern USA (Alabama, 2005)

Forage Systems for the Sustainable Production of Uniform Goat Carcasses (Tennessee, 2009)

Cover Crop Optimization for Sustainable Forage Systems on a Southern Dairy Farm (Texas, 2009)

Genetics

Enhanced Genetic Selection of Dairy Sheep for the Southern U.S. (Virginia, 2010)

Hitting Seasonal Market Highs by Breeding Meat Goats during the Summer Months (Oklahoma, 2013)

Integrated Pest Management

Meat Goats for Weed Control and Alternative Income on Cattle Operations (Tennessee, 1994)

Sustainable and Profitable Control of Invasive Species by Browsing Goats on Small Farms (Texas, 2004)

Sustainable and Profitable Control of Invasive Plant Species by Small Ruminants (Texas, 2009)

Nutrient Management

Ecological, Sustainable and Economic Impact of Legume-Based Pasture Systems for Limited-Resource Small Ruminant Farmers in the Virgin Islands (Virgin Islands, 2003)

Integrating Tropical Legumes with Condensed Tannins into Ruminant Grass-Based Diets for Sustainable Production (Puerto Rico, 2012)

Nutrient Optimization for Sustainable Goat Production Systems in the Southeastern USA (Alabama, 2013)

Dairy Goat Study: Sericea lespedeza, a cost-effective way to boost milk production (Louisiana, 2016)

Pasture Management

Use of Goats for Sustainable Vegetation Management in Grazing Lands (Oklahoma, 2004)

Goat-Friendly Pastures (Kentucky, 2006)

Sustainable Goat Farming: Pasture enhancement and diet selection by goats (Alabama, 2013)

On-farm Evaluation and Use of Sunn Hemp (Crotalaria juncea L.) Legume to Improve Sustainable Meat Goat Production and Health in Southern USA (Alabama, 2014)

Comparing Methods for No-Till Lespedeza Pasture Establishment (Virginia, 2016)

Training/Education

Enhancing Educator Knowledge of Sheep and Goat Production (Arkansas, 2005)

Developing a Hair Sheep Production System for Southwest Virginia (Virginia, 2006)

Regional Goat Production and Marketing Project (Kentucky, 2008)

Regional Meat Goat Production and Marketing Project: Phase 2 (Kentucky, 2009)

Kentucky Sheep and Goat Herder Curriculum: Phase 1 (Kentucky, 2010)

Training for Sustainable Year-Round Forage Production and Grazing/Browsing Management in the Southern Region (Alabama, 2012)

Animal Health

Parasite Control: General

Developing Sustainable Internal Parasite Control Programs for Small Ruminants (Virginia, 2004)

Novel Methods for Sustainable Control of Gastrointestinal Nematodes in Small Ruminants (Georgia, 2006)

Sustainable Control of Gastrointestinal Nematodes in Small Ruminants (Georgia, 2009)

Novel Methods for Sustainable Control of Gastrointestinal Nematodes in Llamas and Alpacas in the Southeastern United States (Georgia, 2009)

Parasite Control: Copper Particles

Effect of Copper Oxide Wire Particles Compared to Copper Sulphate on Haemonchus contortus Infection in Lambs (Louisiana, 2010)

Parasite Control: Fertility

Identifying Ewes Resistant to Gastrointestinal Parasitic Worms During Gestation and Lactation (Arkansas, 2009)

Parasite Control: Feed

Effect of a Condensed Tannin Containing Forage (Sericea lespedeza) Fed as Pellets on Natural and Experimental Challenge Nematode Infection in Lambs (Louisiana, 2006)

Sustainable Control of Gastrointestinal Nematodes in Small Ruminants Using Forages Containing Condensed Tannins (Georgia, 2007)

Effect of Grazing Sericea lespedeza as a Treatment Paddock for Controlling Natural Nematode Infection in Lambs (Louisiana, 2009)

Effect of Sericea lespedeza Leaf Meal Pellet Supplementation on Haemonchus contortus Infection in Grazing Ewes (Louisiana, 2010)

Parasite Control: Grazing Management

The Use of Controlled Grazing and Two Herbal Treatments to Prevent Parasitism in Sheep and Goats (Arkansas, 2007)

The Use of Controlled Grazing, Chicory Pasture and Herbal Treatments to Prevent Parasitism in Sheep and Goats, Phase II (Arkansas, 2009)

Sustainable Control of Gastrointestinal Nematodes in Organic and Grass-fed Small Ruminant Production Systems (Arkansas, 2010)

Training/Education

Smart Drenching and FAMACHA Integrated Training for Sustainable Control of Gastrointestinal Nematodes in Small Ruminants (Georgia, 2008)

Marketing/Value-Added

Dairy Goats

Investigation of Sustainability of Dairy Goat Industry by Innovative Method of Product Development (Georgia, 2005)

General Marketing

Regional Goat Production and Marketing Project (Kentucky, 2008)

Regional Meat Goat Production and Marketing Project: Phase 2 (Kentucky, 2009)

Meat Goats

An Investigation of the General and Niche Market Goat Meat Demand (Georgia, 2007)

Florida Meat Goat Study (Florida, 2012)

Value-Added

Barriers and Opportunities for Adding Value to Small Ruminant Animals (Kentucky, 2004

Healthy Livestock Agriculture and Healthy People: Connecting Local Pasture-Raised Food and Consumers in Central North Carolina (North Carolina, 2005)

Marketing of Locally Produced Sustainable Animal Fiber Products (Texas, 2012)

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