Northern Michigan Lamb & Wool Festival, Sept. 28-29, details
Despite the heat, the MSU Sheep Education and Research facility hosted a well-attended summer event focusing on the importance of handling sheep with a minimum of stress for both people and animals. Several different technologies were demonstrated from dogs helping out on pasture to a totally automated sorting system that only requires that the sheep be present and available to go through the system. Approximately 50 people were on hand to tour the MSU facility, see the demonstrations and do some socializing. Michigan Sheep Producers thanks Ray Williams of Gallagher, Jim Bristol with Marweld products, Dr. Richard Erhardt with his Prattley portable system, Doug Uzelac with his well trained dogs and Lacey Quail of MSU for their extra efforts in putting together this Field Day. The focus on being able to handle sheep efficiently and effectively to achieve successful management of the flock will be continued at the January symposium in Lansing. Watch the Michigan Sheep Producers’ website https://misheep.org/ and Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/MichiganSheep/
John Schut recently presented the State Senior 4-H State Award certificate to Levi Couch (left) at Michigan State University.
Emma Tebo of Menominee County was the State Junior 4-H Award winner.
Nutrition Workshop for Sheep & Goats
November 2, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Anthony Hall, Michigan State University, 474 S. Shaw Ln, East Lansing MI
- This workshop will provide a comprehensive approach to nutrition and feeding for both small and large operations.
- Topics to include: nutritional requirements, precision feeding, preventing nutritional disorders, mineral and vitamin supplementation, ration balancing, forage budgeting
- Stay tuned for more details!