South Dakota: Ewe-flock management sessions set for Dec. 16 in Tripp, near Beresford |

South Dakota: Ewe-flock management sessions set for Dec. 16 in Tripp, near Beresford

BROOKINGS, SD – The South Dakota Cooperative Extension Service will host two meetings on ewe-flock management on Dec. 16.

The free meetings will focus on flock management prior to and during lambing. They are set for 10 a.m. at the Tripp Livestock Market, Tripp, SD; and at 2 p.m. at the South Dakota State University’s Southeast Research Farm near Beresford. The Southeast Research Farm is located four and one-half miles west and two and three-quarter miles south of Beresford.

The meetings are set to last about two hours, and sheep producers are welcome to attend either meeting. The program at both will be the same.

Extension Sheep Specialist Jeff Held will be the featured speaker, and Extension livestock educators Jeff Lounsbery, John Keimig and Kevin Vaith also will present information. Topics include the factors affecting ewe retention in the farm flock, lambing management, lamb feeding and nutrition, flock health including management considerations of Johne’s disease, consumer demands, and profit outlook.

The South Dakota Cooperative Extension Service is sponsoring the meetings. For more information, call the Hutchinson County Extension office at 605-387-4205 or the Yankton County Extension office at 605-665-3387.

Weather related cancellations will be announced on WNAX Radio, 570 AM. Or call 605-764-2756 to confirm the meetings will be held in the event of snow or icy conditions.

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