Saturday, March 15, 2014
Start at 8:50 amPublic Events Facility, Arlington Research Station
Schedule, Map & Registration
Dr. Jeff Held, a well-known Wisconsin native and Extension Sheep Specialist at South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD, will be the featured speaker. He will give a presentation on the use of co-product feeds (dried distillers grains, soy hulls, etc.) in ewe and lamb diets and a second presentation on marketing management practices to reduce live weight shrink loss in finished lambs. Jeff received the B.S. degree in Meat and Animal Science at UW-Madison, the M.S. degree in Ruminant Nutrition at the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, and the Ph.D. degree in Ruminant Nutrition at UW-Madison under Dr. Art Pope in 1990 before moving to South Dakota and becoming actively involved in that state’s sheep industry.
Rounding out the morning program will be Dr. Doris Olander, Veterinary Epidemiologist, USDA/APHIS/Veterinary Services, who will provide an update on the national scrapie eradication programs and Dr. Dave Thomas, Professor of Sheep Management and Genetics, Department of Animal Sciences, UW-Madison, who will focus on important management areas crucial for economic sustainability in sheep operations.
During the above presentations, a concurrent program designed for youth and beginning shepherds on lambing-time management and judging and selection of breeding sheep will be conducted at the Sheep Unit by Todd Taylor, Shepherd, Arlington Sheep Unit and Tom Murphy, Ph.D. Graduate Student, Department of Animal Sciences, UW-Madison. All youth that participate in the Arlington Sheep Day will be provided an official note of attendance that may be used to meet youth sheep educational requirements in their county.
Registration for the Arlington Sheep Day program is $5.00 per person or $10.00 per family and includes morning refreshments and materials. Advance registration is preferred and is available by mail, or persons can register the day of the event at the door for the same price.
The Arlington Sheep Day program will be followed at 12:30 p.m. by the Wisconsin Sheep Breeders Cooperative banquet, Recognition Program, and Annual Meeting. Both members and non-members of WSBC are welcomed to attend the WSBC banquet and recognition program. Advance registration is required for the WSBC Recognition Banquet at a cost of $15.00 per person (youth 10 years and younger at $5.00 per person).
Arlington Sheep Day is sponsored by the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Cooperative Extension of the University of Wisconsin-Extension, and the Wisconsin Sheep Breeders Cooperative.
For more information on the Wisconsin Sheep Breeders Cooperative Annual Meeting & Recognition Banquet or membership to the WSBC, contact Jill Alf, Executive Secretary