Moos, Ewes and More set for Oct. 27

NDSU Extension
Farm Forum

Do you wonder how milk gets to your table, how many sweaters the wool of one sheep will make or how a horse can sleep standing up?

For the answers to these questions and many more, come to the ninth annual “Moos, Ewes and More!” hosted by North Dakota State University’s Animal Sciences Department. This free, family-friendly event will be held Saturday, Oct. 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the NDSU Equine Center on 19th Avenue North in Fargo.

“As Halloween is approaching, this is a perfect opportunity to wear your favorite Halloween costume,” says Leigh Ann Skurupey, NDSU Extension’s 4-H youth development specialist for animal science and one of the event’s organizers. “Come dressed to impress our farm animals as you enjoy this fun-filled day.”

This year, the first 500 attendees will be treated to a free “Breakfast on the Farm” featuring beef and egg breakfast burritos, milk and fruit. The North Dakota Beef Commission is sponsoring the breakfast and NDSU’s Carnivore Catering is preparing it.

Moos, Ewes and More will have a mix of new and old activities this year, including wagon rides and Kid Alley games, as well as horse and canine demonstrations. You also will have a chance to bottle feed a calf, guess the feedstuffs and see research in action.

Plus, you can meet the animals that call NDSU home, the farm managers who care for them, and the faculty and staff who teach and do research in the Animal Sciences Department.

For more information, contact Loren Baranko, a lecturer in the Animal Sciences Department, at, or Skurupey at, or check out the Animal Sciences website at The website will have driving directions to the NDSU Equine Center.

Kids have a chance to pet baby pigs at Moos, Ewes and More, the event the NDSU Animal Sciences Department hosts annually.