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

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