Sheep farm headquarters are yellow
in upper left corner. Dairy
farm is in upper center and beef barn is in upper right.
The Cornell Sheep Program evaluates and disseminates
information on management, nutrition, health, selection, and
marketing strategies for highly productive sheep systems. Purebred
Dorset and Finnsheep flocks and a commercial Finnsheep ´ Dorset
flock are managed under the Cornell STAR management
system. Selection in
the Dorset and Finnsheep flocks is for aseasonality and fertility.
Strategies to make efficient use of labor and to better control
health problems are evaluated in the commercial flock. Growing
lambs are used to evaluate dietary ingredients such as grain by-products as sources of fermentable fiber and protein.