2015 Lamb Bonanza set for January 17

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Farm Forum

BROOKINGS — The 23rd annual South Dakota State University Lamb Bonanza will be held Jan. 17 in Frost Arena on the campus of SDSU. The event begins at 3:30 p.m.

“This event showcases SDSU’s support of lamb and wool production in South Dakota,” said Jeff Held, Professor & SDSU Extension Sheep Specialist, of the event which highlights the more than 2,000 South Dakota farm and ranch families engaged in the state’s 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 3:30-4:30 p.m. on the north side of the track in Frost Arena.

SDSU men’s basketball team faces South Dakota, the game tipoff is at 4:30 p.m.

During halftime, six lamb pelts will be auctioned. Four pelts are decorated with the letters, SDSU, and two 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 Growers’ Association, the SDSU Department of Animal Science and the SDSU Athletic Department.

For ticketing information, visit www.gojacks.com/tickets.