Lambing and Kidding School scheduled for Jan. 25

A Lambing and Kidding School will be held at two locations in Nebraska on Jan. 25. Each location will have speakers in the morning and will have a farm tour in the afternoon. The locations for the program will be the Chadron Fire Hall located at 302 West Third Street in Chadron NE and 4-H building at the Custer County Fairgrounds located at 44100 Memorial Drive in Broken Bow Nebraska. Speakers and topics for the program are:

  • “How to Keep Ewes and Does Healthy through Disease Control and Treatment” by Brian Vander Ley, DVM, Great Plains Education Center, Clay Center Nebraska;

  • “Economical Feeding for the Doe,” Dr. Steve Hart, goat Extension specialist, Langston University, Langston Oklahoma;

  • “Economical Feeding Programs for the Ewe,” Ivan Rush, sheep producer, Scottsbluff, Nebraska;

  • “Good Sheep Management Practices.” David Ollila, sheep specialist, South Dakota State University, Rapid City, South Dakota;

  • “Treating Chilled Newborns, Tubing Lambs/Kids,” Regina Rankin, DVM, and Vicki Milner, Crawford Companion Animal Clinic, Crawford, Nebraska.

The hands-on tour includes: care of the young “bum” lamb and goat; body condition scoring of ewes and does; and when and how to assist difficult births. The Broken Bow tour will be at Beth and Hannah Smith’s Farm, 44306 Road, Broken Bow. The Chadron tour will be at Connie Moore’s Farm, 61 Goffena Rd, Chadron.

The cost to attend is $25 for non-Sheep and Goat Producer members, $20 for members and $10 for students. This cost includes handouts and lunch. To preregister email [email protected] or call Melissa Nicholson at 308-386-8378. The Nebraska Sheep & Goat Producers Association and Nebraska Extension is sponsoring the program.