AGRICULTURE

2014 SDSU Lamb Bonanza set for January 18 in Brookings

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Farm Forum

BROOKINGS — The 22nd annual South Dakota State University Lamb Bonanza starts at 3 p.m. January 18, 2014 at Frost Arena on the Brookings campus of SDSU.

This event showcases SDSU’s support of lamb and wool production in South Dakota. More than 2,000 South Dakota farm and ranch families are engaged in the sheep industry. Nationally, South Dakota ranks fifth for lamb and wool production.

Members of the South Dakota Sheep Growers’ Association will serve leg of lamb sandwiches and crackers with lamb spread from 3-4 p.m. on the north side of the track in Frost Arena.

SDSU men’s basketball team faces Omaha, with the game tipoff at 4 p.m.

During the halftime, six lamb pelts will be auctioned. Four pelts are decorated with “SDSU” and two of the pelts feature the “Jackrabbit” emblem. The pelts will be displayed prior to the auction on the north side of the track. Proceeds from the auction will provide scholarships to undergraduates in the SDSU Department of Animal Science and the SDSU Athletic Department.

These promotional activities are sponsored by the South Dakota Sheep Grower’s Association, Strauss Brands Inc., and the SDSU Department of Animal Science and the SDSU Athletic Department.