What is Sheep GEMS?

What is Sheep GEMS? GEMS stands for Genetics, Environment, Management and Society, which are four pillars of our sheep industry. Why so? In the U.S., distinct breed-types are spread across climatically diverse regions and management systems. Breeding robust sheep that perform well under these conditions is therefore critical to the industry’s long-term sustainability. Currently, however,…

Wildlife Services Posted its Annual Program Data Report

On April 4, 2024, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service’s (APHIS) wildlife damage management program, Wildlife Services (WS), posted its annual Program Data Reports (PDR) for fiscal year (FY) 2023. The reports are available on the APHIS webpage, representing the 28th year WS has shared this information about its…