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NLFA Leadership School Registrations Due Jan 6, 2017

National Lamb Feeder Association’s 31st annual Howard Wyman Sheep Industry Leadership School debuts March 12–15, 2017, in Albany, Oregon, located in the heart of Oregon grass seed country. The 2017 School was moved from summer to spring to allow participants... Continue Reading →

Veterinary Feed Directive

The New Veterinary Feed Directive takes affect January 1st, 2017. Make yourselves familiar with it. A couple great sites to visit are: FDA: Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) and UNL's Veterinary Feed Directive. Here are a couple videos to walk you... Continue Reading →

Scrapies Information

In 2001 the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) initiated an accelerated program to eradicate scrapie from the nation's sheep flocks and goat herds.  This program has reduced the prevalence of scrapie by over 85%, but, to find and eliminate the... Continue Reading →

On-Farm or Ranch Security

Increasingly, animal rights extremists are turning their focus to agriculture, utilizing misleading undercover videos and multi-million dollar political campaigns in an effort to drive farmers and ranchers out of business. These highly edited images are distributed to the media to... Continue Reading →

Take the Scratch Out of Wearing Wool

One of the biggest misconceptions to wearing wool is that it’s scratchy. Yes, some people are truly allergic to wool — but the majority of the itchiness of wearing wool is due to purchasing clothing made of low-quality fabric. Fabric... Continue Reading →

Wool Where’s the Scratch?

What can you spin, knit, and crochet with? Wool!  Ok maybe that was too easy for you to answer. Did you know that wool has waves in it. These waves are called crimp. The smaller the crimp, the finer the... Continue Reading →

Key to Tender Lamb: Let it Hang

Perhaps the biggest misconception of eating lamb is that it’s tough. As with any other meat, tenderness is dependent on proper processing and cooking. Here are some tips to putting great-tasting lamb on your plate: Buy local, so you can... Continue Reading →

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