C

S

P

(Thanks to Natasha Pettifor for some of these photographs)

Welcome to the

Cornell Sheep Program

Information about sheep, wool, sheep milk, production, and marketing in the northeastern United States. Abundant rainfall for forage production and a large population consuming sheep products in the eastern United States makes this area an ideal location for sheep farming. This and the companion web site about marketing (http://www.sheepgoatmarketing.info/) are designed to help farmers take advantage of the opportunity to develop or expand sheep farms in the region. Beef cattle and goats can also take advantage of the forage production in the region. Click on the following links for information from Cornell University:

Navigation

Choose a management area

Cornell Small Ruminant Management List Server
Click here to join the Cornell University sheepgoatmanagement list server. The purpose of the list server is to ask about and exchange information about sheep and goat management.

Cornell Sheep Program Home

Frequently used

From Cornell University

Dairy sheep

From other academic and Extension sources 

From industry

Books

  • ASI Sheep Care Guide
  • Sheep & Goat Research Journal
  • Storey's Guide to Raising Sheep: Breeds, Care, Facilities (search for this on-line)
  • The Sheep Book (by Ron Parker) (search for this on-line)

Wool

Michael L. Thonney, Professor
Director, Cornell Sheep Program and Graduate Field of Animal Science
114 Morrison Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853-4801
mlt2@cornell.edu
607-592-2541

Dan L. Brown, Associate Professor
Nutritional Toxicologist
320 Morrison Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853-4801
607-255-4027
dlb20@cornell.edu

tatiana L. Stanton, Extension Associate
Goat Specialist
114 Morrison Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853-4801
tls7@cornell.edu 
607-254-6024

Major revision: October 2015
Please contact Mike Thonney at mlt2@cornell.edu if you can't find something from the previous version.
Copyright © 2015 Michael L. Thonney

Print Friendly
Skip to toolbar