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SD Sheep Growers Association Convention set for Sept. 24 in Lead

BROOKINGS, SD – The 74th annual South Dakota Sheep Growers Association (SDSGA) convention is set for Sept. 24 in Lead, SD.

The convention begins with registration at 8 a.m. at the Golden Hills Resort, 900 Miners Ave. For lodging information call 605-584-1800.

The convention and program are free, and tickets for the Master Lamb Producer Recognition luncheon program and evening banquet are available for purchase during registration.



The morning program begins at 9 a.m. and its sessions and speakers include:

• Utilizing guard dogs in predator control management by Michael Marlow, U.S. Wildlife Services/APHIS, Fort Collins, CO



• SDSU sheep program updates from Clint Rusk, Animal Sciences Department Head and Jeff Held, SDSU Extension Sheep Specialist in the Animal and Range Sciences department at Brookings.

• American Lamb Board promotion initiatives by Betty Sampsel of the American Lamb Board

• All-time record high lamb prices by Greg Ahart of Superior Farms, Inc. Dixon, CA

The afternoon program begins at 1:30 p.m. and includes a feature presentation on the ASI program to build back the U.S. flock inventory, “2 Plus,” by Peter Orwick, executive director of the American Sheep Industry Association. Also Larry Prager of the Center of the Nation wool warehouse in Belle Fourche, SD, will discuss factors leading to the surge in wool value. The annual SDSGA business meeting will take place at 3:30 p.m.

South Dakota Cooperative Extension sheep specialist Jeff Held can answer questions about the entire convention program. Call him at 605-688-5433. A complete agenda for the convention is available at http://sdsheepgrowers.org/2101.html.

BROOKINGS, SD – The 74th annual South Dakota Sheep Growers Association (SDSGA) convention is set for Sept. 24 in Lead, SD.

The convention begins with registration at 8 a.m. at the Golden Hills Resort, 900 Miners Ave. For lodging information call 605-584-1800.

The convention and program are free, and tickets for the Master Lamb Producer Recognition luncheon program and evening banquet are available for purchase during registration.

The morning program begins at 9 a.m. and its sessions and speakers include:

• Utilizing guard dogs in predator control management by Michael Marlow, U.S. Wildlife Services/APHIS, Fort Collins, CO

• SDSU sheep program updates from Clint Rusk, Animal Sciences Department Head and Jeff Held, SDSU Extension Sheep Specialist in the Animal and Range Sciences department at Brookings.

• American Lamb Board promotion initiatives by Betty Sampsel of the American Lamb Board

• All-time record high lamb prices by Greg Ahart of Superior Farms, Inc. Dixon, CA

The afternoon program begins at 1:30 p.m. and includes a feature presentation on the ASI program to build back the U.S. flock inventory, “2 Plus,” by Peter Orwick, executive director of the American Sheep Industry Association. Also Larry Prager of the Center of the Nation wool warehouse in Belle Fourche, SD, will discuss factors leading to the surge in wool value. The annual SDSGA business meeting will take place at 3:30 p.m.

South Dakota Cooperative Extension sheep specialist Jeff Held can answer questions about the entire convention program. Call him at 605-688-5433. A complete agenda for the convention is available at http://sdsheepgrowers.org/2101.html.


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