PRODUCTION PRACTICES & RESOURCES

 

Financial Resources

 

Cost of Production 2017 Lamb Production Costs in Manitoba - A helpful tool for Farm Planning and Analysis

 

Price Reporting Form This form comes from MB Agriculture and MASC.  This price reporting form is used for information that is used to determine current prices for predator competition program.

Cost of Production Tool

 

SheepBytes Ration Builder Forty percent of the cost of bringing a lamb to market comes from feed. SheepBytes is an online tool that helps adjust feeding rations not only to make them cost-effective, but also to provide optimal flock nutrition for sheep in every stage of production.  SheepBytes has been developed and tested by nutritionists, software developers, industry advisors and end users. The program uses the latest nutrition requirement research to help improve the productivity of a flock.  This program is available by on line subscription at www.sheepbytes.ca. Individual subscribers will pay an initial $100 for the first year with a $50 annual renewal. Commercial subscribers, feed mills, consultants etc, will pay an annual $300 fee. Visit www.sheepbytes.ca for a free demonstration and to subscribe.

 

Animal Welfare

 

Recommended Code of Practice for Sheep by the National Farm Animal Care Council:

NFACC- How codes are used

Code of Practice The Codes of Practice are nationally developed guidelines for the care and handling of different species of farm animals. Codes are not intended to be used as production manuals; instead, the Codes are designed to be used as an educational tool in the promotion of sound management and welfare practices. The Codes contain recommendations to assist farmers and others in the agriculture and food sector to compare and improve their own management practices.

 

Dr. Grandin on Animal Welfare at American Sheep Association Convention in 2017

 

Sheep Abortions - Dr. Chris Clark’s Presentation - 2012 AGM & Biosecurity Meeting, March 2012

 

New Sheep Producers Information

 

Virtual Tool Box - from The Canadian Sheep Federation is full of new and important information for new entrants to the sheep industry.

 

Producer Resources - from The Canadian Sheep Federation includes lots of valuable information and resources for sheep producers.

 

Grazing Sheep in Corn

 

Financial Resources

 

Cost of Production 2017 Lamb Production Costs in Manitoba - A helpful tool for Farm Planning and Analysis

 

Price Reporting Form This form comes from MB Agriculture and MASC.  This price reporting form is used for information that is used to determine current prices for predator competition program.

Cost of Production Tool

 

SheepBytes Ration Builder Forty percent of the cost of bringing a lamb to market comes from feed. SheepBytes is an online tool that helps adjust feeding rations not only to make them cost-effective, but also to provide optimal flock nutrition for sheep in every stage of production.  SheepBytes has been developed and tested by nutritionists, software developers, industry advisors and end users. The program uses the latest nutrition requirement research to help improve the productivity of a flock.  This program is available by on line subscription at www.sheepbytes.ca. Individual subscribers will pay an initial $100 for the first year with a $50 annual renewal. Commercial subscribers, feed mills, consultants etc, will pay an annual $300 fee. Visit www.sheepbytes.ca for a free demonstration and to subscribe.

 

Animal Welfare

 

Recommended Code of Practice for Sheep by the National Farm Animal Care Council:

NFACC- How codes are used

Code of Practice The Codes of Practice are nationally developed guidelines for the care and handling of different species of farm animals. Codes are not intended to be used as production manuals; instead, the Codes are designed to be used as an educational tool in the promotion of sound management and welfare practices. The Codes contain recommendations to assist farmers and others in the agriculture and food sector to compare and improve their own management practices.

 

Dr. Grandin on Animal Welfare at American Sheep Association Convention in 2017

 

Sheep Abortions - Dr. Chris Clark’s Presentation - 2012 AGM & Biosecurity Meeting, March 2012

 

New Sheep Producers Information

 

Virtual Tool Box - from The Canadian Sheep Federation is full of new and important information for new entrants to the sheep industry.

 

Producer Resources - from The Canadian Sheep Federation includes lots of valuable information and resources for sheep producers.

 

Grazing Sheep in Corn