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Scientific Articles and Books about Barbados Blackbelly Sheep

Books

  • Prolific Tropical Sheep. Rastogi, R.K., Williams, H.E., Youssef, F.G.  FAO Animal Production and Health Paper 17, 1980. Chapter 2.1 Barbados Blackbelly. (This is one of the best resources published and I recommend it highly.)
  • A Conservation Breeding Handbook. Sponenberg, D.P. and Christman, C.J. 1995. The American Livestock Breeds Conservancy, Pittsboro, North Carolina.
  • Hair Sheep of Western Africa and the Americas: A Genetic Resource for the Tropics. (H.A. Fitzhugh and G.E. Bradford, eds.), A Winrock International Study, Westview Press Inc. Boulder, Colorado 1983.
    • A History of the Barbados Blackbelly Sheep. Combs, W.
    • Barbados Blackbelly and crossbred sheep performance in an experimental flock in Barbados. Patterson, H.C.
    • The Barbados Blackbelly ("Barbado") breed in Texas.
    • Performance of Barbados Blackbelly sheep and their crosses at the Ebini Station, Guyana. Nurse, G.; Cumberbatch,  N.; McKenzie, P.
    • Research with Barbados Blackbelly sheep in North Carolina. Goode, L.; Yazwinski, T.A.; Moncol, D.J.; Linnerud, A.C.; Morgan, G.W.; Tugman, D.F.
    • Barbados Blackbelly sheep in California. Levine, J.M. ; Spurlock, G.M.
  • Reproduction and birth weight of Barbados Blackbelly sheep in the Golden Grove flock, Barbados. Bradford, G.E.; Eitzhugh, H.A. ; Dowding, A.

Articles

  • Gastrointestinal Parasitism in Hair Sheep and Meat Goat Breeds Grazing Naturally Infected Pasture< strong>< em>. Wildeus, S. and A.M. Zajac. Sheep & Goat Research Journal, Volume 20, 2005.< li>
  • Observations on the reproductive performance of three purebreds and one crossbred group of ewes on the Blenheim Sheep Station in Tobago, West Indies. Harricharan, H. (Caribbean Agricultural Res. and Dev. Inst., St. Augustine (Trinidad and Tobago)); Keens-Dumas, M.J. ; Mannasmith, C.; Ramlal, H. 1987. Journal of the Agricultural Society of Trinidad and Tobago. v. 87 p. 30-34.
  • Performance of Barbados blackbelly lambs reared in confinement and implications for commercial lamb production in Barbados. Hunte, M.D. (Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries, Bridgetown (Barbados)). 23. West Indies Sugar Technologists Conference, Bridgetown (Barbados), 18-22 Apr 1988.
  • Evaluation of sexual behavior of hair sheep rams in a tropical environment. Godfrey, R.W. (University of the Virgin Islands, Kingshill, St. Croix.); Collins, J.R.; Gray, M.L. Mar 1998. Journal of Animal Science. v. 76(3) p. 714-717.
  • Exploitation of hair sheep resources in Nippon (Japan). Kashiwabahara,  T.; Kikkawai, A. (Ibaraki Univ. (Japan)) Takahashi, M.; Sawasaki, T.; Kunimasa, J. Asian Agriculture Congress, Manila (Philippines), 24-27 Apr 2001.
  • Sheep production: a system based on tethered animals on marginal lands. Proverbs, G.A. Research on Crop-Animal Systems, Case studies for a workshop. Turrialba (Costa Rica), 4-7 Apr 1982.
  • Seasonal variations of oestrous behaviour and ovulation rate in Creole and Black-Belly ewes in the West Indies. Mahieu, M. (SECI Val d'Or, Sainte-Anne (France)); Jego, Y.; Matheron, G.; Legal, O.; Driancourt, M.A.; Chemineau, P. Congres Mondial de Reproduction et Selection des Ovins et Bovins a Viande, Paris (France), 19-23 Jun 1988.
  • Reproductive performances of Creole and Black-Belly ewes in the West Indies; A new major gene controlling ovulation rate? Mahieu, M. (INRA Physiologie Reproduction,  Nouzilly (France)); Jego, Y.; Driancourt, M.A.; Chemineau, P. 1988. Animal Reproduction Science. v. 19(3) p. 235-243.
  • Leucaena leucocephala as a feed for livestock in Barbados. Quintyre, R.C.; Chase, D.O. ; Millington, R.C.A. (Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries (Barbados). Animal Nutrition Unit). Caribbean Food Crops Society/Caribbean Agro-Economic Society Joint Meeting, (Antigua and Barbuda), 23-28 Aug 1987.
  • Barbados Blackbelly sheep in the Caribbean. Wildeus, S. (Agricultural Experiment Station, University of the Virgin Islands, Kingshill. St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands). 1989. Black Sheep Press. Ashland, OR (USA).
  • Physiological and carcass characteristics of hair and wool breeds of sheep. Horton, G.M.J. (Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ); Burgher, C.C. 1992. Small Ruminant Research. 7(1) p. 51-60.
  • Body composition of pure and crossbred Blackbelly sheep. Canton C, J.G. (INIFAP, Yucatan, Mexico); Velazquez M, A.; Castellanos R, A. 1992. Small Ruminant Research. v. 7(1) p. 61-66.
  • Genetic resistance of different genotypes of sheep to natural infections with gastro-intestinal nematodes. Romjali, E.; Pandey, V.S.; Gatenby, R.M.; Doloksaribu, M. ; Sakul, H.; Wilson, A.; Verhulst, A. (Research Institute for Animal Production, Sungai Putih PO Box 1, Galang, Deli Serdang 20585, North Sumatra (Indonesia)). 1997. Animal Science. v. 64(1) p. 97-104.
  • Control of gastro-intestinal nematose problems in hair sheep in North Sumatra, Indonesia. Batubara, A. (Instalasi Penelitian dan Pengkajian Teknologi Pertanian Sungai Putih, Galang (Indonesia)); Romjali, E.; Mirza, I.; Dorny, P.; Pandey, V.S.; Wilson, A.J. Workshop on Small Ruminant Production: Recommendations for Southeast Asia, Parapat (Indonesia), May 12-15, 1996.
  • Production performance of "domba Sungai Putih" in North Sumatra. Doloksaribu, M. (Instalasi Penelitian dan Pengkajian Teknologi Sungai Putih, Galang (Indonesia)); Romjali, E.; Elieser, S.; Subandriyo; Gatenby, R.M. Workshop on Small Ruminant Production: Recommendations for Southeast Asia, Parapat (Indonesia), May 12-15, 1996.
  • Genetic resistance of different genotypes of sheep to natural infections with gastro-intestinal nematodes. Romjali, E.; Pandey, V.S.; Gatenby, R.M.; Doloksaribu, M. ; Sakul, H.; Wilson, A.; Verhulst, A. (Research Institute for Animal Production, Sungai Putih PO Box 1, Galang, Deli Serdang 20585, North Sumatra (Indonesia)). 1998. Sheep Dairy News. v. 15(2) p. 42-46.
  • Production and economic parameters of operating a lamb feedlot in Barbados - a pilot project. Thomas, G.; Proverbs, G.; Haynes, T. (Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Inst., St. Michael (Barbados)). 1996. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting [of the Caribbean Food Crops Society]. p. 252-259.
  • The Barbados Blackbelly, a unique [sheep] breed, with potential. O'Reilly, P. Feb 1980. Countryside Magazine.
  • Protein requirements of the Barbados Blackbelly sheep. Osuji, P.O. (Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute, St. Augustine (Trinidad and Tobago)); Lauckner, B. Regional Livestock Meeting, Wildey (Barbados), 27-28 Sep1978.
  • Haemonchus contortus infections in Targhee and Barbados Blackbelly cross lambs. Todd, K.S. Jr.; Levine, N.D. ; Mansfield, M.E. 1979. DSAC. Dixon Springs Agricultural Center. (no. 7) p. 272-275.
  • Haemonchus contortus resistance in straightbred and crossbred Barbados Blackbelly sheep. Yazwinski, T.A.; Goode, L.; Moncol, D.J.; Morgan, G.W.; Linnerud, A.C. 1980. Journal of Animal Science. v. 51(2) p. 279-284.
  • Productivity of Bahama native, Florida native and Barbados Blackbelly sheep under improved grazing management in the Bahamas [forage]. Katsigianis, T.S.; Wilson, L.L.; Cathopulus, T.E.; Dorsett, A.A.; Fisher, D.D. 1981. Turrialba. v. 31(2) p. 113-119.
  • Haemonchus contortus infections in Targhee cross and Blackbelly Barbados cross lambs. Mansfield, M.E.; Todd, K.S.; Levine, N.D. Illinois. University. Cooperative Extension Service; U.S. Forest Service; Illinois. University. College of Agriculture. 1977. DSAC. Dixon Springs Agricultural Center. v. 5 p. 275-277.
  • Effect of three types and three levels of supplementation on intake, liveweight gain and feed conversion ratios of 4-month old Blackbelly lambs fed chopped pangola grass hay [Digitaria decumbens]. Quintyne, R.C. (Ministry of Agriculture, St. James (Barbados)); Osuji, P.O.; Lauckener, F.B. Regional Livestock Meeting, Wildey (Barbados), 27-28 Sep1978.
  • Estrus synchronization and artificial insemination of hair sheep ewes in the tropics. Godfrey, R.W.; Collins, J.R.; Hensley, E.L.; Wheaton, J.E. 1999. Theriogenology. Apr 1, 1999. v. 51 (5) p. 985-997.
  • Comparison of the resistance to sympatric and allopatric isolates of Haemonchus contortus of Black Belly sheep in Guadeloupe (FWI) and of INRA 401 sheep in France. Aumont, G.; Gruner, L.; Hostache, G. Veterinary
    Parasitology 116 (2): 139-150 2003
  • Growth and carcass traits of St. Croix White (SCW) and Barbados Blackbelly x SCW (BBSC) lambs in the tropics. Godfrey, R.W., Buroker, H.A., and Pannagl, B.M. J. Anim. Sci. 77(Suppl. 1): 239.
  • Experimental infection of Black Belly and INRA 401 straight and crossbred sheep with trichostrongyle nematode parasites. Gruner, L.; Aumont, G.; Getachew, T.; Brunel, J. C.; Pery, C.; Cognie, Y.; Guerin, Y. Veterinary
    Parasitology 116 (3): 239-249 2003
  • Reproductive Cycling Activities of Barbados Blackbelly, St. Croix, Katahdin and Wool Breeds During Winter, Spring and Summer. Pond, K.R., Goodwin, T.G., Morbeck, D.E., Cooper, J.V., Roberts, M., and Britt, J.H. Proceedings Hair Sheep Research Symposium (ed. Stephan Wildeus). 1991. University of the Virgin Islands.
  • The production parameters of the Barbados Blackbelly and crossbred sheep in a controlled semi-intensive system. Solomon J, Cumberbatch N, Austin R, Gonsalves J and Seaforth E 2006: Livestock Research for Rural Development. Volume 18, Article #55. http://www.cipav.org.co/lrrd/lrrd18/4/solo18055.htm
  • Out-of-Season Breeding, Prolificacy, Lambing Intervals and Weight Gains at 60, 90, 120 Days of Age of Barbados Blackbelly Sheep.Swartz, H.A and Hunte, M. (1991) Proceedings Hair Sheep Research Symposium, Stephan Wildeus, ed.
  • Immune response to Haemonchus contortus infection in susceptible (INRA 401) and resistant (Barbados Black Belly) breeds of lambs. Terefe, G, LaCroux, C., et al. Parasite Immunology Volume 29, Issue 8, pages 415–424, August 2007.
  • Hair Sheep Genetic Resource of the Americas. Thomas, D.L., Proceedings Hair Sheep Research Symposium (ed. Stephan Wildeus). 1991. University of the Virgin Islands.
  • Performance of Barbados Blackbelly and Virgin Islands White sheep on St. Croix. Wildeus, S. (1988) Second Annual Sheep Field Day, UVI-AES, pp. 21-24.
  • Barbados Blackbelly sheep in the Caribbean. In: Colored Sheep and Wool: Exploring their Beauty and Function. Wildeus, S. (1989) K. Erskine (ed.), pp. 37-42, Black Sheep Press, Ashland, OR.
  • Comparative ewe performance of Virgin Islands White (St. Croix) and Barbados Blackbelly hair sheep phenotypes under semi-arid tropical conditions.Wildeus, S., Collins, J.R. and Gray, M.L. (1992) Journal of Animal Science, Suppl. 1, 70:279.
  • Hair Sheep Genetic Resources and Their Contribution to Diversified Small Ruminant Production in the United States. Wildeus, S. J. Anim. Sci. 1997. 75:630-640.
  • Differences in Performance of Hair Sheep Lambs and Meat Goat Kids Offered High Forage Diets with a Corn-Based Supplement. Wildeus, S., Turner, K., Greiner, S., and Collins, J. Journal Of Animal Science, February 14, 2004
  • Growth Performance of Barbados Blackbelly, Katahdin, and St. Croix Hair Sheep Lambs Fed Pasture Or Hay-Based Diets. Wildeus, S., Turner, K.E., Collins, J.R. 2005. Sheep and Goat Research Journal 20:37-41.
  • Parasite resistance in straightbred and crossbred Barbados Blackbelly sheep. Yazwinski, T. A., L. Goode, D. J. Moncol, G. W. Morgan, and L. C. Linnerud, 1979. J. Anim. Sci. 49:919-926.
  • Haemonchus contortus resistance in straightbred and crossbred Barbados Blackbelly sheep. Yazwinski, T. A., L. Goode, D. J. Moncol, G. W. Morgan, and A. C. Linnerud, 1981. J. Anim. Sci. 51:279-284.

This list contains references that include "Barbados Blackbelly" in the title. Extensive research continues at the Agricultural Experiment Station (AES) located on the St. Croix Campus of the University of the Virgin Islands. They use primarily Barbados Blackbelly and St. Croix hair sheep in their research. You can view a list of their publications at http://rps.uvi.edu/AES/animal/ANSCIpubs.html

Listed below are articles about hair sheep research that are of interest to Barbados Blackbelly breeders.

Barbados Blackbelly ewes

Barbados Blackbelly ram

Barbados Blackbelly lamb