July 16, 6am–6amWhere
Blue Heron Farm 32994 Teegarden Rd., Lisbon, OH 44432
The 2011 Ohio Sheep Day will focus on programming that will increase and improve the profitability of sheep operations, Dr. Richard Ehrhardt, Small Ruminant Specialist at Michigan State University, will be the keynote speaker. The programming for the day will also include EQIP programming, internal parasite control, manure management, farm tours, forage demonstrations, grazing management, and many other topics. A partial list of what visitors will see includes:• Blue Heron Farm Land and Facility Tour and Management Discussion • Increasing the Profitability of your sheep flock• Basic Sheep Management Practices for the Beginner or Novice Shepherd• Internal Parasite Programs• Lamb Carcass Cuts and Lamb Cooking Demonstrations• Utilization of Annuals and Perennials in a Pasture Management System • Ruminant Nutritional and Health Programs utilizing Dried Distillers Grain• Utilization of Watering Systems in Pasture and Grazing Management Systems• Manure Management • EQIP Funding for a Sheep Farm There will also be a Trade Show dealing with several aspects of sheep production and management for the attendees to visit and purchase supplies and equipment.Ohio Sheep Day is sponsored by the Ohio Sheep Improvement Association, Ohio Sheep and Wool Program, OSU Sheep Team, Ohio State University Extension and the Ohio State University Animal Sciences Department.
For questions regarding Ohio Sheep Day, contact Roger A. High at 614-246-8299 or [email protected]. A lamb luncheon is included as part as registration for the Ohio Sheep Day event. No preregistration necessary. Directions to 2011 Ohio Sheep Day:From the West: Take SR 30 from Canton. At the intersection with SR 172 in East Canton take SR 172 to Teegarden Rd. Follow Teegarden across the lake causeway to the third driveway on the left. From the East: Take SR 30 out of Lisbon, to the Y with SR 172; take SR 172 to the right. Turn right at Depot Rd. Turn left at Teegarden Rd. Go one mile to the bottom of the hill just before the lake. Farm is on the right. From the North: Take Depot Rd. south from Salem to second Teegarden sign on the right. Go one mile to the bottom of the hill just before the lake. Farm is on the right.