Additional sheep and goat management resources
Click here for a list of RI and regional producer groups and associations
Extensive resources and training opportunities on a variety of parasite control methods for small ruminants including the FAMACHA© system, Fecal Egg Counting, other alternative parasite control methods, and information on dewormers – use and resistance.
University of Maryland Extension
Sheep 101 – Learn the basics about sheep
Sheep 201 – A Beginner’s Guide to Raising Sheep
Maryland Small Ruminant Page – multiple resources and links on multiple small ruminant production topics, links to numerous associations, commercial resources, breeds, and more.
Numerous fact sheets, links and other resources on multiple goat and sheep production and marketing topics. Current news and events.
Video on Goat Body Condition Scoring Process – featuring URI Peckham Farm Manager, Nick Miniter
Univ. of Maine Cooperative Extension – Sheep and Goat Resources
Resources include a bulletin on raising sheep; information on biosecurity for sheep producers, sheep foot health project, and list of service providers (sheep shearing).
Penn State Extension
Sheep Education Information – Increase the quality and safety of your sheep operation. Delve into sheep health, nutrition, breeding, shearing, marketing, business management, and more.
Goat Education Information – Raise healthier goats and increase profit. Expand your knowledge of goat health, nutrition, breeding, milking, marketing, and business management.
National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service – ATTRA Publications
Click here for sheep and goat resources including parasite control and pasture management
RI and regional producer groups and associations
Rhode Island Sheep Cooperative – RI Sheep farmers producing Rhody Warm Blankets and lamb.
Rhode Island Dairy Goat Association – RI Organization that supports the promotion and improvement of the dairy goat and its products; and the education and support of its members.
Rhode Island Raised Livestock Association – List of member farms selling RI Raised Meats and other animal products including lamb, wool products, meat goats, and dairy goat products.
SVF Foundation, Newport, RI – SVF Foundation preserves germplasm (semen and embryos) from rare and endangered breeds of food and fiber livestock. Currently work with cattle, sheep and goats. Education programs, opportunities for interested animal breeders.
Livestock Conservancy – national list of heritage breed clubs and associations
American Sheep Industry Association – includes state sheep association contacts
National Sheep Improvement Program: program that assists with genetic evaluation to improve flock productivity, quality and health.