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Nebraska Sheep & Goat Producer Association

Supporting, Promoting and Protecting Nebraska Sheep & Goat Producers

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Sheep

Sheep Checkoff

Checkoff Remittance Process All sheep or lambs of any age, including ewes and rams, are subject to the national lamb checkoff assessment (all feeder and market lambs and all breeding stock and cull animals) at the time of sale. Each... 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 →

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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