NS&GP Goat AI Clinic
– September 18 & 19, 2021-
North Platte, NE
NS&GP Annual Conference and Meeting
-October 22 & 23, 2021-
To get registration form go to our education page or email us at email@example.com
Nebraska Extension Sheep and Goat Page
The University of Nebraska sheep and goat extension program is demand driven, seeking to address the specific needs of producers as they arise. The goal of the program is to provide assistance to producers and interested youth to help them become efficient producers with a broad knowledge of the industry.
Greetings From the Board President
Greetings! Summer is finally upon us and I am super thankful we can attend fairs, sheep and goat shows, and enjoy time together with family and friends. Last year was a trying year for all and I think, I can speak for everyone , when I say I am happy to be out and about once again.
I thought I would take a moment to reintroduce myself to our members, as I now find myself in a new position on the board. I am now serving as the Board President; previously I was Vice President and before that an Eastern District Representative. I hail from Pierce, Nebraska; which is in the northeast corner. I have served on the board now for almost two years and I have loved every minute of it.
My husband and I have 4 children, which keeps us pretty busy. On the farm, we raise 35 head of sheep, 8 dairy goats, and roughly 200 acres of hay. My sheep are mainly commercial Polypay, Suffolk, and I dabble in heritage breeds, with registered Tunis. Our lambs are mainly sold as feeder lambs with registered Tunis stock being used for seed stock. Our dairy goats, which started as a 4h project, are now mainly used for personal milk use with some being sold as breeders.
But enough about me, I’d really like to remind you all that we are a great resource for any and all questions you may have when raising sheep and goats. Also, if you know someone who is new to being a shepherd we have many helpful articles, webinars, and educational events for new or seasoned producers.
Here is my top 4 list of issues during the “summer time” that our online webinar archive can help address.
- Parasite issues (barber-pole worm, anyone?)
- Toxic plants when grazing/ pasture grazing management
- Selection of replacement ewes/does
- Weaning lambs (for you who are late season lambing) getting ready to market those lambs/kids.
All of these can be found on our website under the “Education” heading. We also put on great in person seminars and events, Our next upcoming event is the annual Nebraska State Fair Tasting on August 29 in Grand Island, where we will be handing out free samples of lamb and goat meat.
Come out and support your fellow shepherds and stop by and chat with the Board!
We hope to see you all!
Until next time!
Who We Are
The Nebraska Sheep and Goat Producers Association partners with the American Sheep Industry, one of the nation’s oldest and most respected livestock associations. NS&GP also strongly supports the American Sheep Industry’s reorganization of the American Goat Federation.
These representations help decide the direction and national support of the American sheep and goat industries – not to mention Nebraska’s sheep and goat industries. NS&GP gives a voice to all of Nebraska’s 1,600 sheep and goat producers.
The Nebraska Sheep & Goat Producers Association is the only statewide organization representing and supporting the interests of both sheep and goat producers for the entire state of Nebraska.
The Nebraska Sheep and Goat Producers is a domestic livestock association formed to foster, support, protect, and promote the best interests of the sheep and goat producers in the State of Nebraska and the United States of America.
Nebraska Sheep & Goat Producers Association strives to represent all facets of the sheep and goat industries. We achieve this by holding elections by district once every three years. The Board of Directors is composed of current members in good standing with the association who are selected on their abilities to best represent their respective industry. To learn more about your board click here.