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Upcoming Black Hills events for sheep producers

The next Lamb Producer Meeting will be Tuesday, January 19 at the Branding Iron Steakhouse, Belle Fourche, South Dakota.

The meeting begins at 2:30 with Supper at 6 p.m. sponsored by Sioux Nation Ag Center. RSVP to Doug Wirth at 515-979-3938 or email to dougwirth@siouxnationag.com

Also, SAVE THE DATE to attend the BHSS” Sheep Day” on Thursday, Feb. 4 at the Kjerstad Event Center, Rapid City, South Dakota

Activities happening that day:

· National Sheep Shearing Championships – 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

· North American Sheep Dog Trials 10 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.

· National Wool Handlers Championships – 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

· Demonstration of the Optical Fiber Diameter Analysis Technology (OFDA) and its applications within the Wool Industry.

· Presentations on the importance of classing wool to ensure a uniform and marketable wool clip.

· Presentations on the value of wool as a textile fiber.

· Presentations on the steps to producing a highly valued wool clip.

· Spinner’s Circle providing lessons on hand spinning

· Demonstrations of combing machines

· Lamb will be on the concessionaire’s menu

· Numerous sheep industry related booths

· Retailers promoting and selling wool and lamb products will be on hand.

· A trained sheep dog will be auctioned at 6:30 p.m. with proceeds to go to the “Make a Wish” Foundation

· Shawls created by the Spinner’s Circle will be donated to Black Hills Hospice.

If you are interested in participating in any of the events or hosting a booth, Please contact: Cory Ferguson, Black Hills Stock Show Event Manager at 605-355-3861 or email: cory@blackhillsstockshow.com

–SDSU Extension




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