— Rusty Lee, goat producer, GA

HoofPrint is published by the Kentucky Sheep & Goat Development Office.

Health & Management

Covering common issues such as kidding and lambing, animal health, reproduction, parasite management, and record keeping.

MISSION STATEMENT


HoofPrint: The Small Ruminant Magazine is a quarterly periodical whose goals are to promote better animal health, husbandry, and knowledge among sheep and goat producers.

HoofPrint is the joint effort of members of the sheep and goat industries and serves as a united voice for all small ruminant producers.

EDITORIAL FOCUS


HoofPrint serves as an a ordable means for sheep and goat related organizations to distribute membership information to their members through our partner program.


HoofPrint Partners receive two facing pages in each issue to highlight their specific organization news and events.

Got my latest edition of HoofPrint and once again I am amazed at the quality of the articles. The information continues to be pertinent and helpful for the sheep and goat industry. The information helps producers regardless of where we live or how many goats we run. Keep up the good work.

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Does Your Association Need a Newsletter?

For $10 per member, your association can become a Partner. As a Partner your association will receive:

  • a high quality, eye catching quarterly publication devoted solely to sheep and goat production and marketing

  • directly mailed to your members for one low cost

  • a high profile means for keeping your members up to date on your news and events

  • an excellent means for keeping up with sheep and goat news from surrounding states

  • a place on the HoofPrint Editorial Board to help determine content that effects you and your members

  • an excellent tool for recruitment

Two Partner Options:

Associations Under 100

$125/quarter for associations under 100 members, receive 1 page per issue to highlight your association news and upcoming events.

Associations 100 or over

$250/quarter for associations of 100 members ($2.50 per person over 100), receive 2 page per issue to highlight your association news and upcoming events.

To become a Partner, contact 

Kelley Yates, HoofPrint Editor

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Circulation

  • 1,500 + copies printed quarterly

  • 500 direct mailed to producers distributed to 42 states

  • 1000 distributed at industry events (festivals, national shows & sales, educational events, etc.)

Audience

Our audience is the sheep and goat producers, the every day farmers that make management and purchasing decisions.

HoofPrint is distributed to 42 states, but our core audience consists of the Eastern US sheep and goat producers.

The Southeast US has more than 68,000 sheep and goat producers with over 1.5 million sheep and goats.

According to a recent survey of sheep and goat producers:

  • The average producer spends over $4,100 each year in purchased feeds.

  • The average producer spends over $1,500 each year on goat and sheep related equipment and supplies.

  • 1.5 million sheep and goats have the potential to produce 3 million lambs and kids to be marketed each year.

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Rates decrease with multiple ad commitments. 

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Breeder Ads

If you have breeding stock, services or products to sell, a Breeder Ad is a great way to advertise. 

Breeder Ads are business card size and can run in multiple quarterly issues.

 

$50 for 1 ad

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We can help with the ad design for just $35.

 

To get your Breeder Ad, contact Kelley Yates, HoofPrint Editor. 

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Fall 2019

Coccidiosis in Sheep and Goats......................................Dr. Jerusha Lay

Urinary Calculi in Small Ruminants.............................Dr. Beth Johnson

Listeriosis in Sheep and Goats.....................................Dr. Jerusha Lay

Weaving Art with Agriculture Across Kentucky.................................Sarabeth Parido

Spread the Word: Wool is Wonderful..........Dr. Julie Stepanek Shiflett

Factors Effecting Milk Production in Lactating Ewes.................. Dr. Debra Aaron

An Example Budget Estimate for 1 100 Ewe Flock..............................................Dr. Don Ely

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Spring 2019

Basics to the Perimeter.........Buddy Rowlett

Ask the Expert:Temporary Fencing........Gregg Brann, Jim Mansfield, Jeremy McGill

The Woolery Wows............Sarabeth Parido

2019 Wool Season Rolls Out............................................Dr. Julie Shiflett

Understanding Livestock Guardian Dogs.....................................Emily Clement

Listerosis in Sheep and Goats....................................Dr. Jerusha Lay

Diarrhea in Adult Does? It could be Yersinia enterocolitis......................................................................................................Dr. Michelle Arnold

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Spring 2018

Comparing the Efficacy of Copper Oxide
Wire Particles and Copper Sulfate
on Haemonchus contortus in Goats…………...……………….James Mackey

Feeding the Lactating Doe…Dr. Steve Hart

Distinguishing Your Product……….…...................Francis and David Martin

A Visit with Kentucky Meadows Farm……………………….Sarabeth Parido

The 2018 Wool Season Begins…… Dr. Julie Stepanek Shiflett

News to Ewes: An Annual Management
Strategy for April Lambing..…Dr. Don Ely

Genetically Speaking:
What about Wool?............Dr. Debra Aaron

Health & Management: How do I
keep my aimals safe from contracting
disease on the farm and at exhibitions?
It’s called Bio-security! …....................………………….……Dr. Beth Johnson

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Spring 2017

What is Good Hay?......................Dr. Gary Bates & Dr. Debbie Joines

Dairy Goat Nutrition:
Feeding for Two Part 2 ......................................Dr. Robert Van Saun

Navigating to a Balanced Ration-
Part 2: Balancing for Protein.......................................Dr. John Johns

The Livestock Guardian Dog......................................Dr. An Pieschel

News to Ewes: A Hay for Every Season ..........................Dr. Don Ely

Health & Management- Polioencephalommalacia ...Dr. Beth Johnson

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Winter 2016

Marketing Versus Selling.....................Amy Tavalin, Dr Tim Huber, .Madeline Norman, Kelley Yates

The Roots of Pooling....................................Warren Gill, Mark Powell

Health Management-
The Basics of Disbudding Kids ................................Dr.Beth Johnson

Genetically Speaking:
The Sheep’s Role in History Part 2 ...........................Dr. Debra Aaron

News to Ewes: What is This Stuff
We Call Energy? .............Dr. Don Ely

Results from the 2015 Maryland
Buck Test ........................ Staff Writer

Kentucky- Tennessee Well
Represented in Maryland Buck Test .................................Staff Writer

Entropian in Goat Kids.................................................. Beth Johnson

Inverted Eyelids in Sheep................ Dr. G.F. Kennedy

KY Lamb Jam Cook-Off............... Kelley Yates

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Fall 2016

Managing Multispecies Grazing........................................Greg Brann

Spotlight: A Farm Dog.......... Denice Rackley

Health & Management: When Should
I Breed My Doelings?.............Dr. Beth Johnson

Genetically Speaking: Should She
Stay or Should She Go?................... Dr. Debra Aaron

News to Ewes: Managing the Seasonal
Effects on Ewe Reproduction.............Dr. Don Ely

KY Lamb Jam Cook-Off...................................................Kelley Yates

Herd Health On-Farm Audit Program to
Start in Kentucky ................Dr. Kenneth Andries

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Summer 2014

Wool Pool....................................Kim Caulfield

FSA Disaster Assistance Programs ..........................Winnie Breeding

5th Annual KY Sheep and Fiber Festival......................................... Kelley Yates

Identifying Genetically Superior Bucks....................................Susan Schoenian

Bluegrass Invitational Premier
Buck & Doe Sale..........................................Jarred Dennison

Utilizing Teaser Bucks...................................Dr.  Beth Johnson

Bellwether .............................. Philippe Roca

Direct Marketing: How to Market the
Meat From Your Livestock ..........................Dr. Gregg Rentfrow

Genetically Speaking: Are Hair
Sheep Meat Sheep? .....................................Dr. Debra Aaron

News to Ewes: Ewes’ Vacation
Time Ends: Meet the Rams ........................................... Dr. Don Ely

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Summer 2019

2019 Annual Producer Conference

Livestock Guardian Health.....Emily Clement

UK Grazing Conference

Celebrating 10 Years of Fun at the KY Sheep and Fiber Festival....Sarabeth Parido

Record High Australian Crossbred Wool Good News for U.S. Season.......Dr. Julie Stepanek Shiflett

Baa, Baa, Black Sheep or How Inheritance Works...............................Dr. Debra Aaron

Managing Internal Parasites in the Woe of Summertime............Dr. Beth Johnson, DVM

Lyme Disease in Livestock Guardian Dogs.........Dr. Jessie Lay, DVM

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Summer 2018

Artificial Insemination in Sheep and Goats………………….Dr. Jerusha Lay

Artificial Insemination in Goats..........……Dr. Terry Gipson and  Dr. Lionel Dawson

Tales from The Kentucky Fiber Trail………………….Sarabeth Parido

U.S. Wool Prices Hit Record High…..............… Dr. Julie Stepanek Shiflett

News to Ewes: An Annual Management
Management of Ewe Lambs Born in April to Lamb First at Twelve Months of Age...............................Dr. Don Ely

Genetically Speaking:
Selection of Ewe Lamb Replacements for Commercial Sheep Enterprises.....................Dr. Debra Aaron

Health & Management: Ovine Progressive Penumonia (OPP)…………………….……..................................Dr. Michelle Arnold

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Fall 2018

Buck Collection..........Dr. Terry Gipson

High Tech Sheep and Goat Breeding........................................Reid Redden

Tennessee Agricultural Enhancement Program Information

Alpaca Awesomeness at River Hill Ranch.............................Sarabeth Parido

Weaving Art with Agriculture Along the Kentucky Fiber Trail

Australian Wool Prices Hit Record High.................Dr. Julie Stepanek Shiflett

 

Breeding Soundness Exams..............................Dr. Brett Kroeze

Breeding Soundness Exams on Bucks................................Dr. Beth Johnson

Why Use a Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory....................Dr. Michelle Arnold

Watch Out for Those Pretty Plants & Noxious Weeds........ Dr. Beth Johnson

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Summer 2017

Electrolytes and Breeding......................Justin Hull

 

Lamb Cost of Production Baseline
Model- Kentucky and U.S. Comparison..... Dr.Lee Meyer, Dr. Kenneth Andries, James Robb

 

Getting Started Collecting and Using
Data in Meat Goats and Sheep ..........................Dr. Kenneth Andries

 

Kentucky Sheep and Fiber Festival Highlights

 

Genetically Speaking: Why Using
NSIP is an Essential Tool for
Bettering Your Flock................Shaylyn Burton &  Dr. Debra K. Aaron

 

News to Ewes: Stockpiling
Forages for Fall and Winter ..............................................Dr. Don Ely

 

Health & Management: Should I be
Concerned about Soremouth..........................Dr. Beth Johnson

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Spring 2016

Buyer’s Guide to Selecting Replacement Females... Ricky Skillington

Spotlight: From Rock Bottom........... Shon Wylie

Health & Management:
The Veterinary Feed Directive:
What Does It Mean to Small Ruminant
Producers?..............................Dr. Beth Johnson

News to Ewes: Stomach Worm x
Breed x Management Interactions...........Dr. Don Ely

Bridging the Gap between Sheep and
Shawl Marketing Wool to the Hand Spinner...............Hannah Nilsson

Spotlight: Hiking With Your Goat ........................................Polly Lush

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Winter 2015

Guardian Animals ............... Shawn Harper

Spotlight: Tanning Goat Hides .................................................Dr. Roger Merkel

Composting- carcass or manure  ...........................Dr. Steve Higgins

SRPS Highlights .......................   Kelley Yates

Genetically Speaking: Have I Got a
Sheep Breed for You? Sheep Types
and Breeds For Commercial Production .................................................. Dr. Debra Aaron

News to Ewes: Nutrition
Requirements for Sheep .........Dr. Don Ely

Health & Management: How to
Dry Off Does & Ewes ..............................................Dr. Beth Johnson

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Fall 2014

Annual Crops for Grazing.....................................Greg Brann

Are Your Ewes Pregnant? .............................Jeremy Howard

Kencove Farm Fence Supplies
Acquires Forester Industries, LLC ..................................................Jacob White

AKGA Announces a Kiko First-
Online Pedigree Search .................................. American Kiko Assoc.

Genetically Speaking: How Did This Happen? ................................Dr. Debra Aaron

News to Ewes: Sustainable Agriculture II:
The Contribution of Forage..............................................Dr. Don Ely

Health & Management: The Latest on
Caprine Arthritis Encephalitis Virus  .......................................Cheryl K Smith

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Winter 2019

The Two Faces of Copper Nutrition in Sheep and Goats................................Dr. Robert Van Saun

Dairy & Meat Goat Online Certification Courses…..............…………………Dr. Terry Gipson & Dr. Roger Merkel

 

Seasonality Issues of Kentucky's Lamb and Goat Industry…........…Tess Caudill

 

News to Ewes: Lamb Galore...........................................Dr. Don Ely

 

Genetic Speaking: What do they all mean?…...….........................…Dr. Debra Aaron

 

Weaving Art with Agriculture…...………………..Sarabeth Parido

 

Consider Your Wool Pool................................…...…..……..Dr. Julie Stepanek Shiflett

 

Health & Management: Prevention and Treatment of Neonatal Diseases in Kids/Lambs.........................Dr. Beth Johnson

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Winter 2018

Winter Feeding tips from the American Institute
of Goat Research…..………….Dr. Steve Hart

 

Developing a Direct to Consumer
Market…....…Frances and David Martin

 

Disaster Preparations: Part 2……....………………….Dr. Joanna Davis

 

Genetic Selection at Your
Fingertips………………………National Sheep Improvement Program

 

Weaving Art with Agriculture…..........……..Sarabeth Parido

 

Today’s Wool is not your Grandma’s Old Sweater……..……..Dr. Julie Stepanek Shiflett

 

News to Ewes: Annual Ewe Management
Programs for Production of Milk-Fed
Slaughter Lambs….........…… Dr. Don Ely

 

Health & Management: What are the
causes of abortions?......................Dr. Beth Johnson

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Winter 2017

Market Matters.....................Tess Caudill

Dairy Goat Nutrition: Feeding For Two................Dr. Robert Van Saun

Tim Farmer’s Country Irish Lamb Stew..............................Tim Farmer

How to Read a Feed Label ............................UK Regulatory Services

Navigating to a Balanced Ration-
Part 1: Balancing for Energy........................................Dr. John Johns

Growing Together- 2016 KIO Tri State Summit

News to Ewes & Health & Management:
ips to Reduce Losses Around the Time of Parturition................Dr. Don Ely & Dr. Beth Johnson

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Fall 2017

2017 Kentucky Annual Producer Conference

Developing a Direct to Consumer Market......................................Kelley Yates

Are You Prepared for the Next
Disaster in Your Area? ............................................Dr. Joanna Davis

Greetings and Salutations .......................................Dr. Terry Gipson

KY Lamb Jam 2017

Genetically Speaking:
Sell Em’ Light? Sell Em’ Heavy? .......................................Dr. Debra K. Aaron

News to Ewes:
Sell Em’ Light? Sell Em’ Heavy? ......................................................... Dr. Don Ely

Health & Management: Should I
Be Concerned About Contagious
Abscesses in My Small Ruminant Herd........................... Dr. Beth Johnson

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Summer 2016

Selecting a Replacement Ewe or Doe- Phenotype............................Ann Marie Leed

Ask the Expert: Selection of
Replacement Females................ Madeline Norman, Hannah Nilsson, .Mary Anne Holmes, Kathy Jones,.Kathy Meyer, Endre Fink, Tess Caudill, .Denise Martin, Jessica Johnson

New Best Practices Aim to Increase
Productivity for Lamb Producers......................American Lamb Board

Genetically Speaking:
Which is the Best Ram in the Sale?........................... Dr. Debra Aaron

News to Ewes: Can I Breed My
Ewe Lambs at a Year of Age?........................................... Dr. Don Ely

Spotlight: The Last Move.............Shon Wylie

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Spring 2015

Instincts Just Won’t Cut It .................................................... Dr. Shea Porr

Understanding the Process of Hand Spinning.................................. Kim Caulfield

Market Matters ....................... Tess Caudill

Tennessee Small Ruminant Conference.................................. Jerry Lamb

Using Summer Annuals in a Forage Program...................................Dr.Gary Bates

The TN Agricultural Enhancement Program.................................... Mark Powell

Genetically Speaking: Do You Know
the ABCs of Selection & Breeding?..............................Dr. Debra Aaron

News to Ewes: Early Weaning Lambs ............................................ Dr. Don Ely

Health & Management: Zoonotic
Diseases in Sheep and Goats .....................................Dr. Beth Johnson

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Spring 2014

The Value of Wool ................ Kim Caulfield

Direct Marketing for Goat Sheep
and Producers........................Rob Holland & Megan Burch

Small Ruminant Roller Coaster.....................................  Tess Caudill

Is Online Marketing for You? ...........................................Kelley Yates

Genetically Speaking: Is the FAMACHA
System Accurate for All Breeds of Sheep ................................................ Dr. Debra Aaron

News to Ewes: Sustainable Agriculture I.
The Role of Grazing Sheep ..............................................Dr. Don Ely

Heath & Management: The Five
Point Check .......................Susan Schoenian

Kentucky Sheep and Goat Development Office

PO Box 4709

Frankfort, KY 40604

502-682-7780

sharon@kysheepandgoat.org