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by JEFF SEMLER | September 26, 2006
Did you know that sheep and goats were some of the first animals domesticated? Most historians and archeologists believe that man started herding these animals about 8,000 years ago. Then as now they were prized for their meat, milk, wool and pelts. Today, more and more Americans are turning to these animals for food, fiber and business. With the influx of nationalities more accustom to goat meat in their diet the demand for chevon or cabrito is rapidly growing. Couple this with the expansion of smaller land holdings better suited for smaller livestock such as sheep and goats and you have a need to meet.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | March 15, 2009
CHAMBERSBURG, PA. -- It will be a shop with a mission. Offering gently used books, CDs and gifts, the soon-to-be-opened Sheep's Pasture in downtown Chambersburg will funnel proceeds into various Christian ministries. And founders promise to provide materials at a good price. "Every economic range does love a bargain, but my heart saw a need for people who absolutely cannot afford it," said Janet Johnston, whose idea sparked Sheep's Pasture's creation. Donations of Christian media and gifts are being accepted at 81 N. Main St. as renovations are under way to prepare the rented space.
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July 23, 2009
4-H Dairy Goat Show Alpine Show Senior Champion -Tracey Forsythe Senior Reserve Champion - Lindsey Beckley Junior Champion - Lindsey Beckley Junior Reserve Champion - Lindsey Beckley Nubian Show Senior Champion - Zachary Faith Senior Reserve Champion - Zachary Faith Junior Champion - Daulton Beckley Junior Reserve Champion - Zachary Faith Saanen Show Senior Champion -...
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September 19, 2006
WINCHESTER, Va. - The Forum for Rural Innovation is offering a seminar entitled "Meat Production with Goat and Sheep in the Mid-Atlantic. " The six-hour seminar Friday, Oct. 13, at the Best Western Lee-Jackson Motor Inn & Conference Center in Winchester. is an extension of an earlier session. Invited back is Dr. David Redwine of the Scott County Hair Sheep Association to highlight a successful model that is affecting producers in several states, the forum said in a press release.
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August 10, 2000
4-H'ers find fun at sheep show By KERRI SACCHET / Staff Writer Erin Canfield, 9, gave her sheep one more brush and took the halter off its neck. She didn't expect to win first place in the show because of the animal's wrinkled coat and thin body. Canfield spent nearly two hours each day preparing the sheep for the 4-H/FFA and Open Class Sheep Show at the Ag Expo Wednesday night, but she said winning isn't everything. To her, the best part of 4-H is having a good time.
NEWS
by DAVE McMILLION | August 21, 2003
charlestown@herald-mail.com LEETOWN, W.Va. - Their small size made them stand out among the other breeds. They stood on tiny, thin legs, and had horns that eventually will spiral as they grow, said owner Betty Henry. And oh, that fine wool they make. It is said that the wool from a Shetland sheep is so fine that if you make a shawl out of it, it can be pulled through a wedding band, said Henry as her Shetlands pulled gently at their leads Wednesday at the Jefferson County Fair.
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September 23, 2009
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By C.J. LOVELACE | cj.lovelace@herald-mail.com | July 21, 2012
Hundreds of people got a heavy dose of excitement Saturday night at the Washington County Ag Expo & Fair during an action-packed bull-riding show, sanctioned by the Southern Extreme Bull Riding Association. Twenty-two bull riders competed in the show, each vying for the top prize of $2,500, according to Cindy Scott of Buck Wild Rodeo Company LLC, which put on the event. Scott said they also had about 23 female barrel-racing riders, and a handful of “little cowboys” that took part in the miniature bull riding and Mutton Bustin competitions, which featured children ages 4 to 7 riding sheep.
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August 25, 2009
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - A goat show and a sheep herding demonstration were among Tuesday's events at the Jefferson County Fair. The fair continues through Saturday at the county fairgrounds off Old Leetown Pike, three miles west of Charles Town, W.Va. For more information, go to www.jeffersoncountyfairwv.org .
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By JEFF SEMLER | jsemler@umd.edu | May 24, 2011
Dogs and sheep have been in the news lately and in the center of this swirling vortex is a very unassuming man who never seeks the spotlight. That man is Joe Frey. He is a soft-spoken, genuinely jovial fellow who is quick to help and serve. If anyone deserves to be recognized because of sheep, it is Joe. It is just too bad it had to be in light of a tragedy. Several of his sheep were killed May 15 in an attack at his farm by two pit bulls, according to Maryland State Police.
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