The Nebraska Sheep and Goat Producers Association and UNL (University of Nebraska, Lincoln) Extension are hosting an educational lambing and kidding school at the Kelly Burns family farm (5677 North River Road, North Platte NE 69101) on January 27, 2018 starting at 10:00 a.m.
A great lineup of speakers and hands-on demonstrations will be presented on lambing and kidding plus other industry issues.
Dr. Kelly Burns, flock owner, and UNL Educator will host a tour of his family farm where tubing of lambs, docking and castrating will be demonstrated. In addition, he will discuss weaning steps of lambs from ewes.
Dr. Brian Vanderley, UNL Extension Veterinarian at the Great Plains Education Center will discuss flock health in both lambs and ewes, as well as tips on care of lambing.
A presentation on feeding the ewe for successful lambing will be made by Phillip Berg, Pipestone, Minnesota.
Knowing your costs is very important and yet often overlooked. This will be discussed by Randy Saner, Extension Educator, Lincoln, Logan and McPherson Counties.
Another economic – marketing topic where utilizing risk offsetting, with the use of LRP will be presented by Patty DeLeeuw of D and D insurance, Brookings, South Dakota.
Always popular, a producer panel will finish up the day with Brad Anderson, Mountain States, Greeley, Colorado, Daniel Stehlik, Sheep producer, NCTA Curtis, and Ivan Rush, Sheep producer, Scottsbluff. The panel members will have a short discussion of their operations and be available for an open form discussion.
The cost of the full day program which includes lunch is $20. Register by clicking here!
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.
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