MLWP goes to DC

20 Mar
March 20, 2016

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Steve Schreier, John Brandon Dvorak, and John Dvorak

The Minnesota Lamb and Wool Producers Association were in Washington on Wednesday for their annual D.C. fly in. They thanked me for my opposition to the WOTUS rule and my support for federal funds to control problem wolves. They also discussed additional appropriations requests for the Scrapie eradication program, wolf management funding, and USDA’s Agriculture Research Services. – via Collin Peterson’s Newsletter

Spring Sheep Workshop 2016

08 Mar
March 8, 2016

Please Join us for the Spring Sheep Workshop on April 2, 2016.  This year, we will be discussing Marketing farm flock wool in Minnesota. Please check out our events page for further details!

Shearing Time – Spring must be here soon!

17 Feb
February 17, 2016

Shearing is happening on many sheep farms around the country.   Shearing is one of the first steps in getting ready for the lambing season to come.  There are many health and stress reasons to have the ewes sheared 2 – 4 weeks prior to lambing. In the picture: the “Shearer” is almost finished with this ewe, and the “Tipper” has the next ewe rumped and waiting.  He will then bag the wool fleece.

Stay tuned as our Spring Workshop will be focused on Wool!

MLWP Announces Silver Bell Winners

08 Dec
December 8, 2015
Congratulations to the Tom Zehnder & Steve Zehnder families (Zehnder & Zehnder Suffolks) who received the 2015 MLWPA Silver Bell Award. They have mentored many youth in the sheep project in addition to their own children, providing opportunities for many kids to learn about sheep that otherwise would not be able to.
MLWPA also recognized Abby Donkers as the Junior Silver Bell Winner for her efforts in promoting lamb and wool and encouraging other youth in the sheep project.

Join us for the 2015 Shepherd’s Holiday

04 Oct
October 4, 2015
We have a great line-up of speakers and topics for experienced and beginning producers as well as fiber enthusiasts (refer to the draft agenda). Be sure to attend Friday evening’s Celebrate Lamb Social where Chef Virgil Emmert will demo 3 lamb dishes while we all enjoy sheep cheese samples and local wines. Check out the Make it With Wool fashion show, visit the trade show, and enjoy the banquet and auction. Don’t miss this great opportunity to connect with sheep enthusiasts from across Minnesota.

 

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