Pipestone Lamb and Wool Program short course, bus tour to be held

COURTESY OF MINNESOTA WEST COMMUNITY & TECHNICAL COLLEGE
The 2022 Pipestone Lamb and Wool Program Lambing Time Short Course and Bus Tour will be held Feb. 4-5 in Pipestone, Minnesota.

The 2022 Pipestone Lamb and Wool Program Lambing Time Short Course and Bus Tour will be held Feb. 4-5 in Pipestone, Minnesota.

The program will start with evening discussion from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Feb. 4. The next day will begin at 8 a.m. with lambing time management and health topics. The afternoon will be spent touring and viewing two successful sheep operations. The program will conclude by 5 p.m. Feb. 5.

The purpose of this short course and bus tour is to help producers recognize and effectively deal with common lambing time problems. Dr. Goelz, a highly qualified sheep veterinarian on the program, will share his thoughts on common lamb and ewe health problems.

Touring two top area sheep operations will provide an opportunity for individuals to see firsthand how other sheep producers recognize and deal with lambing time problems. Attendees 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.

For information, visit www.pipestonesheep.com or contact Melinda Lamote at 507-825-6822 or melinda.lamote@mnwest.edu.