First crop hay is under our belt and many are already starting the second cut thanks to the rains some have received. Lambs are being marketed and most ewe flocks are on pasture resting up before the rams are turned in. The show season is well under way and the kids are working on their 4-H sheep projects. Be sure to offer a helping hand to these young shepherds not only showing their sheep, but educating them on the care, feeding and healthcare of their projects. Let’s help our future shepherds get started on the right foot!
It was a cold but sunny weekend, but that did not seem to stop the people from coming out to the festival. Lots of people walked around with bags full of item sold by all the vendors. The Minnesota Lamb and Wool was busy with people shopping.
MLWPA members Kelly and John spoke to 250 3rd grade students as they were ushered around the Coliseum at the Minnesota State Fair Grounds. They spoke with them to explain what all went into raising sheep and what the many products were that we receive from sheep.
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
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!