AGRICULTURE

Lambing time short course Jan. 31 – Feb. 1

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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 Jan. 31 and Feb. 1 in Pipestone, Minn. An excellent program is planned, and there will be tours of two outstanding sheep operations. 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. There are highly qualified sheep veterinarians on the program to share their thoughts on common lamb and ewe health problems. Touring two top area sheep operations 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 barns, 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 the short course and bus tour, please consider the web-based Lambing Time Management Series which consists of 6 recorded topics that can be viewed through an Internet connection in the comfort of your home or office.

For more information visit www.pipestonesheep.com or contact Jodi Christensen, jodi.christensen@mnwest.edu or (507) 825-6806.