Sheep Production and Management

Image of two range ewes with newborn lambs

CRLRC Research

  • Breeding Suffolk Rams
    To Western Whit-Fface Ewes on New Mexico Rangelands Increases weaning Weight of Lambs. Summary of weaning weights when range ewes are crossed with black face rams.
  • Effects of Supplementing Ewes
    With D-Alpha-Tocopherol on Serum and Colostrum Immunoglobulin G Titers and Pre-Weaning Lamb Performance. Evaluating the effect of Vitamin E injection of the ewe and subsequent lamb performance.
  • Development and Reproductive Performance
    in Suffolk and White-Face Ewe Lambs Consuming Medium-Quality Forage and Supplemented with Two Levels of Undegradable Intake Protein. Evaluation of the effects of different protein sources on lambs.
  • Productivity of Western White-Face Ewes
    Consuming Ruminelly Degradable and Undegradable Protein During Flushing and Late Gestation. The effects of supplementing protein during different reproductive stages and type of protein.
  • Effects of Protein Type
    on Intake, Nitrogen Balance, and Site and Extent of Digestion in Whiteface Wethers Consumin Low-Quality Grass Jay. The effects of feeding different types of protein to lambs.

General Information

  • Sheep Production and Management
    This is the most comprehensive How-to publication available to date and very much worth adding to your favorites if just starting out in the sheep business. (NMSU 100 B-12, August 2000)
  • Wool Grades
    A very good, detailed primer in grading wool. (NMSU Guide B-409, Feb 2002)

The New Mexico Cooperative Extension Service maintains a website for Sheep Production and Management. Click on the link below to access the site.