North Dakota: Lamb feeding seminar set for Jan. 8
North Dakota State University’s Carrington Research Extension Center is hosting Lamb Feeding 101, a daylong seminar Jan. 8, 2011.
“Lamb prices are at an all-time high,” said Reid Redden, NDSU Extension Service sheep specialist. “This improvement in lamb value is gaining the attention of sheep producers in North Dakota. Since efficient gains, well-balanced rations and healthy lambs directly affect profitability, attending this session will help improve lamb feeding management skills.”
The seminar is designed to help producers develop feeding programs for lambs.
The event will start with registration at 9:30 a.m.
Topics to be covered will include nutrition, health, management and marketing.
The presenters are Redden; Christopher Schauer, director of the NDSU Hettinger Research Extension Center; Karl Hoppe, NDSU Extension area livestock specialist at the Carrington Research Extension Center; and Craig Galbreath, a veterinarian from Oakes.
A feeder panel will discuss various types of feeding and marketing programs. The panelists are Brent Kuss of Woodworth, Brent Stroh of Tappen and Dave Buskohl of Wyndmere.
The seminar will end with a tour of a local feedlot to provide participants with a hands-on view of the facilities required for feeding lambs.
The cost of attending the seminar is $10 if paid by Jan. 1 and $15 at the door.
The registration fee includes a lamb lunch.