This book provides a general description of hair sheep and production systems in Western Africa and the Americas, summarizes performance statistics, and makes suggestions for improved breeding, management, and research.
Section 1: General Overview 1. Hair Sheep: A General Description 2. Productivity of Hair Sheep and Opportunities for Improvement Section 2: Middle America and South America 3. Pelibuey Sheep in Mexico 4. Reproduction in Peliguey Sheep 5. African Sheep in Colombia 6. Commercial Hair Sheep Production in a Semiarid Region of Venezuela 7. Reproduction and Growth of Hair Sheep in an Experimental Aock in Venezuela 8. Performance of Barbados Blackbelly Sheep and Their Crosses at the Ebini Station 9. Hair Sheep Performance in Brazil 10. Sheep Production in Tobago with Special Reference to Blenheim Sheep Station 11. Barbados Blackbelly and Crossbred Sheep Performance in an Experimental Flock in Barbados 12. Reproduction and Birth Weight of Barbados Blackbelly Sheep in the Golden Grove Flock, Barbados 13. Virgin Islands White Hair Sheep 14. A Note on Performance of Barbados Blackbelly Sheep in Jamaica 15. A History of the Barbados Blackbelly Sheep Section 3: Western Africa 16. Performance of Hair Sheep in Nigeria 17. Review of Hair Sheep Studies in Southwestern Nigeria 18. Djallonke Hair Sheep in Ivory Coast 19. A Note on Characteristics of Hair Sheep in Senegal 20. Sedentary Sheep in the Sahel and Niger Delta of Central Mali Section 4: North America 21. Research with Barbados Blackbelly Sheep in North Carolina 22. The St. Croix Sheep in the United States 23. The Barbados Blackbelly ("Barbado") Breed in Texas 24. Crossbreeding with the "Barbado" Breed for Market Lamb or Wool Production in the United States 25. Barbados Blackbelly Sheep in Mississippi 26. Barbados Blackbelly Sheep in California