Archive for category: Sheep Industry News

1st Annual Wool Conference

05 Oct
October 5, 2016

October 07, 2016 at 10am – 4pm

1991 Upper Buford Cir
306 Borlaug Hall
ST. Paul, MN 55108

Jean Mueller · · 507.254.1737

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MLWP goes to DC

20 Mar
March 20, 2016


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

Managing Livestock Loss to Predators Workshop

11 Aug
August 11, 2015

Predator–Livestock Conflict Management Workshop: Using Non-lethal Methods Effectively

Learn about

• Practical uses of many non-lethal methods to prevent or reduce depredation losses
• Animal husbandry methods that can protect livestock
• Minnesota’s depredation compensation programs

This workshop will provide information and demonstrations on the science and practical use of non-lethal methods to protect livestock from predators.

Contact Info: 218-327-3350 or

In the Big City

04 Jul
July 4, 2014

Pres. John Dvorak was accompanied by Melanie Pamp and Jeremy Geske on a trip to Washington D.C., sponsored by the MN Lamb and Wool Producers and ASI, to lobby for several different items for our nation’s sheep producers. Shown here with MN Representative Colin Peterson, who is chair of the House Ag Committee.

Sorry for the delay in posting this! Thank you John, Melanie, and Jeremy for going there and lobbying on our behalf!


Pipestone’s Lambing Time and U of M Sheep Workshop

26 Jan
January 26, 2014
Pipestone Lamb and Wool Program Lambing Time Short Course and Bus Tour
January 31st and February 1st  2014

Mark your calendar and plan to attend the 2014 Pipestone Lamb and Wool Program Lambing Time Short Course and Bus Tour which will be held on January 31st and February 1st in Pipestone.  We have an excellent program planned and we will be touring two outstanding sheep operation.  The program starts with an optional Friday evening discussion.  Saturday will begin with lambing time management and health topics.  The afternoon will be spent touring and viewing two successful sheep operation.

Topics include:  “We Care” Sheep Management Practices, Production Record Keeping Systems, Internal Parasite Control & Strategic Worming, Golden Era of Sheep Production, Identifying and Treating Common Ewe Health concerns, Ways to Make Lambing Time Easier and Managing the Leading Killers of Baby Lambs.

The purpose of this short course and bus tour is to help producers recognize and effectively deal with common lambing time problems.  We are fortunate to have highly qualified sheep veterinarians on the program to share their thought on common lamb and ewe health problems.  Touring two top area sheep operation in the afternoon will provide an opportunity for individuals to see firsthand how other sheep producers recognize and deal with lambing time problems.  You will see how they lay out their lambing barn, set up creep pens, graft lambs, dock, vaccinate, feed and management of their lambs and ewes.  The farm demonstration session will provide an excellent learning opportunity.

U of M Extension Winter Sheep Workshop
February 8, starting at 10a.m. in Fosston
Hosted by Northern Woolen Mills, Stephanie Anderson.

Morning topics include: Ried Redden, NDSU: Direct Marketing; Margo Hanson : OPP; Tim Szymanski: Grazing and nutrition. After lunch, participants will hear Stephanie Anderson: from wool to yarn, and tour of wool processing plant.

The cost is $20 per person. For more information, contact Jim Stordahl at 218-280-1129.

Northern Woolen Mills is located in the Industrial Park in Fosston