MSU Workshop: Nutrition for Sheep & Goats

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!

MSU Seminar Practical Skills with Sheep & Goats

 Practical Skills with Sheep & Goats  

September 21, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 

Eaton County Fairgrounds, 1025 Cochran Ave, Charlotte MI 

  • This workshop is geared toward sheep and goat owners who want to learn and/or improve practical skills in managing their animals.
  • MSU Extension experts will present information regarding a variety of practices commonly required on a sheep or goat farm, then participants will have the opportunity to practice the skills discussed.
  • Practices and skills covered: hoof health and trimming skills, handling, individual and flock/herd health assessment, administering health care including drenches and injections, shearing and wool handling, udder health, basics of nutrition including forage quality, and nutritional supplementation (concentrates, minerals/vitamins)

Sheep Graduate Study Scholarship

Apply Now For Sheep Heritage Scholarship

Through the American Sheep Industry Association, the Sheep Heritage Foundation Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $3,000 is being made available for sheep-related graduate studies.

The scholarship is for the advancement of the American sheep industry through financial support of a graduate-level (M.S. or Ph.D.) student who is attending a school in the United States.

Requirements for applying include:

  • Be a graduate student involved in sheep and/or wool research in such areas as animal science, agriculture economics or veterinary medicine with proof of graduate school acceptance.
  • Complete an application.
  • Present two letters of reference.

Click Here to download the application or obtain a copy by contacting ASI, Attn: Memorial Scholarship, 9785 Maroon Circle, Suite 360, Englewood, CO 80112-2692, by calling 303-771-3500 ext. 107, or by emailing angela@sheepusa.org.

Applications must be received in the office by May 31 and the 2019 scholarship recipient will be announced in June or July.

Indiana Sheep Tour & Seminar

Purdue University Extension and the American Sheep Industry Association are sponsoring a sheep tour and seminar on June 15, 2019.  It will be an all day event beginning at the Akron, Indiana Tippecanoe Valley High School.  The tour and seminar will feature the National Sheep Improvement Program.  Information and registration forms can found at http://indianasheep.com.