Pipestone Lamb and Wool Program set for Feb. 8-9

Farm Forum

Mark your calendar and plan to attend the 2013 Pipestone Lamb and Wool Program Lambing Time Short Course and Bus Tour which will be held on February 8th and 9th in Pipestone, Minn. We have an excellent program planned and we will be touring an 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: Be Smart about Genetics, Properly Obtaining and Using Sheep Health Products, New Genetic Testing for OPP resistance, How Did the Industry Get Here, Managing Common Ewe Health Problems, Keys to Ewe Nutrition, Effectively Dealing with Common Lamb Health Problems in the First Three Weeks of Life.

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.

For those who are unable to attend our short course and bus tour, consider the web based Lambing Time Management Series which consists of 6 recorded topics that can be view through an Internet connection.

Visit http://www.pipestonesheep.com or contact Jodi Christensen, jodi.christensen@mnwest.edu (507) 825-6806.