2015 Nebraska Sheep and Goat Producers annual meeting scheduled for Nov. 20-21

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

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 or by phone at 402-967-3012.

–UNL Extension