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Kids get close to livestock

A child meets one of the horses at NDSU's Equine Center during the 2015 Moos, Ewes and More! program. Photo courtesy NDSU

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 seventh annual Moos, Ewes and More! program hosted by North Dakota State University's Animal Sciences Department. This free, family-friendly event will be held Saturday, Oct. 8, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the NDSU Equine Center on 19th Avenue North in Fargo.

This year, the first 500 attendees will be greeted with a free "Breakfast on the Farm" featuring beef and egg breakfast burritos, milk and fruit. The breakfast is sponsored by the North Dakota Beef Commission and North Dakota Soybean Council, and will be prepared by NDSU's Carnivore Catering.

Moos, Ewes and More! will have a mix of new and old activities, including wagon rides, stick horse races for the kids and an Ask the Animal Scientist booth. You also will have a chance to bottle feed a calf, learn how to be a cowboy and throw a rope, and see research in action and horsemanship demonstrations.

You also 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.

"We strive to provide a fun, educational event that reconnects people to where their food comes from and give the community a glimpse of what NDSU is doing to support agriculture and animal sciences in North Dakota and beyond," says Stacey Ostby, co-director of the Veterinary Technology Program in the Animal Sciences Department and co-chair for Moos, Ewes and More!

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–NDSU Extension

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