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Sheep Breeding and Selection Workshop

September 5th, 2013 · No Comments

            The Ohio Heartland Sheep Improvement Association (OHSIA) is sponsoring a program entitled “Breeding and Selecting Sheep for Maximum Profit” on Saturday, September 28.  The program will be held at the Kidron Livestock Auction Sprunger Building, Kidron OH and will run from 9:00 am until 3:00 pm.  Topics that will covered during the day include: Selection principles, Ewe breeding, management and ultrasound demonstration, Ram management and breeding soundness exam demonstration, Farm biosecurity, Practical uses of artificial insemination in sheep, Genetic selection for parasite resistance, Fecal egg count discussion and demonstration.

            Pre-registration is required by September 20 and the registration fee is $30 for the first member of the family and $15 for additional family members.  For more information contact Don Brown at 330-897-4320, email: don.pllc@gmail.com or Kathy Bielek at 330-264-5281, email: kathy.bielek@gmail.com.  An informational flier and registration form is posted on the Wayne County Extension web site at: http://wayne.osu.edu/topics/agriculture-and-natural-resources

Tags: Breeding/Reproduction · Management

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