Lambing time short course, bus tour announced

AP file photo In this 2011 photo, a lamb looks through a fence on a ranch in Idaho. The Pipestone, Minnesota, Lamb and Wool Program at the Minnesota West Community & Technical College will hold its annual lambing time short course and bus tour in February.

PIPESTONE, Minn. – The 2019 Pipestone Lamb and Wool Program Lambing Time Short Course and Bus Tour will be held on Feb. 8-9 in Pipestone, Minnesota.

Organizers say they have an excellent program planned and will be touring outstanding sheep operations.  

The program starts with Friday evening discussion from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.  Saturday will begin at 8 a.m. with lambing time management and health topics.  

The afternoon will be spent touring and viewing two successful sheep operation.  The program will conclude at 5 p.m. on Saturday.

The purpose of this short course and bus tour is to help producers recognize and effectively deal with common lambing time problems.  

Goelz, a highly qualified sheep veterinarian, is on the program to share his thoughts on common lamb and ewe health problems. South Dakota State University sheep specialist, Jeff Held will be on the Friday evening program.   Touring two top area sheep operations Saturday afternoon will provide an opportunity for individuals to see firsthand how other sheep producers recognize and deal with lambing time problems. 

Participants will see how they lay out their lambing barn, set up creep pens, graft lambs, dock, vaccinate, feed and manage 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 a web-based Lambing Time Management Series which consists of six recorded topics that can be viewed through an internet connection in the comfort of your home or office.  

For more information visit e www.pipestonesheep.com or contact Angie Houselog at 507-825-6822 or email: [email protected]


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