2015 Nebraska Sheep and Goat Producers annual meeting scheduled for Nov. 20-21
October 26, 2015
The 2015 Nebraska Sheep and Goat Producers Annual Meeting and Convention will be Nov. 20th and 21 in Wahoo, Nebraska.
Friday, Nov. 20 will start at noon with a tour of sheep and goat producers in the area and will finish around 5 p.m. We will meet at the Heritage Inn at noon before leaving for the tour.
This year the youth will be able to participate in a wool/meat judging clinic and a showmanship clinic at the Annual meeting. After they are finished with the clinics the youth will then be able to put together a board to represent them and work side by side with the NS&GP board.
The educational program will be held in Wahoo Nebraska at the Wahoo Heritage Inn. The cost to attend the program is $25 for members or $35 for member families and nonmembers at $35 per person or $45 per family. A block of rooms have been reserved until October 30th. The phone number is 866-443-1288 to reserve a room (mention Nebraska Sheep and Goat Producers to get the discount).
Speakers for Saturday Nov. 21 are:
Katy Whitman DVM, MS UNL-Great Plains Veterinary Educational Center, Clay Center, NE – Veterinarian Feed Directives Effect on Producers of Small Ruminants
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Cody Chambliss, Sheep Producer from Gerdes SD – Will talk about his large flock of Merinos ewes and wool value in sheep flocks
Kiley Hammond, Sheep Producer – will discuss what he learned at Pipestone Sheep for Profit School
Ivan Rush and Roy Gerkins, Sheep Producers – will discuss the carcass results of the State Fair pen of three
Randy Saner Nebraska Extension Educator – will discuss Scrapies in sheep and goats and state requirements for producers.
Rusty Burgett – National Sheep Improvement Program Director, from Harlan Iowa – will discuss the National Sheep Improvement Program and how it will benefit the sheep industry.
For more information contact Charlene Hawkins at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 402-967-3012.