Resources for Sheep & Goats

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On Farm Mortality Disposal Options for Livestock Producers
All livestock producers at some point are faced with decisions regarding how to dispose of livestock mortality from their farm. Each option has its own benefits and limitations based on accessibility, regulatory restrictions, expense, and biosecurity concerns. Livestock producers should also know that it is their responsibility to dispose of dead animals within 48 hours by one of the approved methods highlighted below. There are approved and preferred methods of animal mortality management according to the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ). Farmers should choose the option that best suits their farm’s mortality disposal needs.
Jul 31, 2013 2909-1412 (ANR-77NP)
Virginia 4-H Market Goat Project Junior Record Book Aug 27, 2013 4H-144P
Virginia 4-H Market Goat Project Senior Record Book Aug 27, 2013 4H-145P
Virginia 4-H Sheep Flock Project Junior Record Book Sep 30, 2013 4H-150P
Virginia 4-H Sheep Flock Project Senior Record Book Sep 27, 2013 4H-151P
Club Lamb Fungus May 1, 2009 410-018
Profitable Artificial Rearing of Lambs May 1, 2009 410-023
Whole-Grain Diets For Finishing Lambs May 1, 2009 410-024
Newborn Lamb Management May 1, 2009 410-026
Control of Internal Parasites in Sheep May 1, 2009 410-027
Control, Treatment, and Elimination of Foot Rot from Sheep May 1, 2009 410-028
Addressing the Consequences of Predator Damage to Livestock and Poultry May 1, 2009 410-030
Sheep Management Schedule May 1, 2009 410-365
Sheep Grazing Management May 1, 2009 410-366
Feeding Sheep May 1, 2009 410-853
Goat-Herd Health Calendar May 1, 2009 412-501
Ammonia Emissions and Animal Agriculture May 1, 2009 442-110
Fencing Materials For Livestock Systems May 1, 2009 442-131
Nutrient Management for Small Farms Oct 8, 2010 442-305
Selection and Location of Poultry and Livestock Manure Storage Nov 19, 2009 442-307
Poultry and Livestock Manure Storage: Management and Safety Nov 19, 2009 442-308
Manure Management and Environmental Stewardship Apr 1, 2010 442-309
Catastrophic Livestock and Poultry Carcass Disposal
This guide is intended to assist Virginia’s farmers in understanding their mortality disposal options during natural disasters and non-infectious disease events. Blizzards, tornadoes, extreme heat, and floods are just a few examples of the severe weather events that may result in significant losses to farm animal populations. Animal losses often cause significant financial losses to the farmers who rely on the income from these animals. Compounding the financial impact of these animal losses is the burden of responsibly disposing of the resulting animal carcasses. Improperly managed, animal carcasses have the potential to spread disease and contaminate surface and groundwater supplies.
Nov 19, 2013 ANR-76NP (ANR-90NP)
Good Production Practices: Required Living Space for Sheep May 6, 2016 APSC-103P