Livestock producers interested in Nebraska’s goat and sheep industry can attend a daylong conference in Curtis on Saturday, November 2.
The Nebraska Sheep & Goat Producers are hosting their 2019 conference at the campus of the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture . Registration starts at 9:30 a.m.. at the Everett Stencil Livestock Teaching Center.
The public is invited to attend, said Randy Saner, extension educator with Nebraska Extension in Lincoln-Logan-McPherson Counties. “If you are a sheep or goat producer we hope you will plan to attend,” said Saner.
Partipants will tour the NCTA Veterinary Technology complex, learn about lamb quality assurance and have opportunity to view a lamb necropsy by Libby Fraser, DVM and NCTA instructor.
Other topics will include:
· Tour of Cover Crop Plots – Brad Ramsdale, Ph.D., NCTA Agronomy Professor
· Cooking with Lamb – Gwendolyn Kitzan, American Lamb Board
· Attendees will help fix lamb dishes for lunch
· Direct Marketing of Lamb and Goat, Gwendolyn Kitzan
· Market Updates – Brad Anderson, American Lamb Board
· Sheep and Goat Body Condtion Scoring and Nutrition – Randy Saner, Nebraska Extension
Other activites include an NCTA Stock Dog Team demonstration and education booths on Annie’s Project, the National Sheep Improvement Program, forages, breeders’ displays and more.