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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.


Make it With Wool!

10 Sep
September 10, 2015

With the change in the weather and the start of school, it has us thinking about the need to look at the fall and winter wardrobe. With that comes to mind the upcoming Make It With Wool contest. The contest is a great place to show case articles made from wool. There are beautiful garments, quilts and novelty items that are entered. The contest is open to all ages. If you are interested in participating please go to the Make It With Wool page for more information!

Baa Booth at the State Fair

29 Aug
August 29, 2015
ilovelambThe Baa Booth had a new look this year!  It was a great day to answer fair-goers questions, both to consumers and producers, and even good discussions with prospective new producers.  There is still a lot of interest in both lamb and wool.  Plenty of educational info and demonstrations happened over the fair days.  Many recipes and cooking info from the American Lamb Board were taken home.  And, we were still applying “I Love Lamb” tattoos to smiling faces.
championramMLWPA also was a sponsor to the Supreme Champion Ram and Ewe.