Lambing and kidding school in North Platte on Jan. 27

The Nebraska Sheep and Goat Producers Association and University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension are hosting an educational lambing and kidding school at the Kelly Burns family farm at 5677 North River Road, North Platte, Nebraska 69101 on Jan. 27 starting at 10 a.m. A great lineup of speakers and hands on demonstrations will be presented on lambing and kidding plus other industry issues.

Kelly Burns, flock owner and UNL educator, will host a tour of his family farm where tubing of lambs, docking and castrating will be demonstrated. In addition, he will discuss weaning steps of lambs from ewes. Dr. Brian Vander Ley, UNL Extension veterinarian at the Great Plains Education Center will discuss flock health in both lambs and ewes, as well as tips on care of lambing. A presentation on feeding the ewe for successful lambing will be made by Phillip Berg, Pipestone, Minnesota. Knowing your costs is very important and yet often overlooked. This will be discussed by Randy Saner, extension educator, Lincoln, Logan and McPherson Counties. Another economic-marketing topic will be presented by Patty DeLeeuw of D and D insurance, Brookings, South Dakota.

Always popular, a producer panel will finish up the day with Brad Anderson, Mountain States, Greeley, Colorado; Daniel Stehlik, sheep producer and Ivan Rush, sheep producer, Scottsbluff. The panel members will have a short discussion of their operations and be available for an open form discussion.

The cost of the full day program, includeing lunch, is $20. For more details and to register please call 308-532-2683 or e-mail [email protected].