The Sheep Producers’ Association of Nova Scotia is very pleased to work in conjunction with many leading researchers to provide relevant, practical and timely research initiatives on behalf of the Nova Scotia Sheep Industry.
MAEDI VISNA IN NOVA SCOTIAN SHEEP FLOCKS
Objective: Maedi visna (MV), or ovine progressive pneumonia (OPP), is a progressive, ultimately fatal chronic wasting disease caused by a slow acting virus (MVV).
LARVAL ECOLOGY OF HAEMONCHUS CONTORTUS
Objective: to observe a general model of parasite prevalence on pasture over the last 6 years and the significance of variation in weather conditions in the first weeks after ewes and lambs are turned out to pasture.
Lamb Ultrasound Scanning Pilot Project
Objective: to develop a sustainable ultrasound measurement service on live lambs in order to measure carcass data (loin eye and back fat depth) and improve the genetic potential of traits related to the quality of carcasses of Maritime sheep flocks.
Investigating the Feasibility of Wool Value Chain Development
Objective: To investigate the feasibility of developing an alternative or renewable product from wool, identify potential value chain option, determine scaling-up factors and establish alternative product applications.
Increasing Beneficial Fatty Acids in Lamb: From Lamb Diet to Your Plate
Objective: To produce nutrient-enhanced lamb that will command premium prices, increase consumer demand and the competitiveness of the industry.