July 9, 8am–4pmWhere
Rodger Sharp Sheep Farm 27735 Winona Road, Salem, OH
Expanding the sheep industry and improving the productivity and profitability of sheep and other small-ruminant livestock farms will be the focus of Ohio Sheep Day.
The daylong program is designed to offer both new and established producers expert tips and techniques on pasture renovation practices and other management processes that can help improve their financial bottom lines and either get started in sheep production or expand their flocks.
Topics to be addressed during the workshop include:
- New Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) and Equipment Technology.
- Introduction to the Shearwell Data Animal Identification and Management Systems.
- Sheep Flock Management and Nutrition in a Semi-Confinement Type Barn.
- Basic Sheep Management Practices for the Beginner or Novice.
- Key Considerations When Selecting Sheep Equipment.
- Internal Parasite, Animal Welfare and Animal Behavior Research Report.
- Approved Practices for Successful Pasture Improvement and Renovation.
- Working Border Collie Demonstrations.
The event is open to the public, although onsite registration is required. Registration, which includes lunch, is $15 for Ohio Sheep Improvement Association members and $25 for nonmembers. Memberships are available for purchase at the time of registration. For information about registration or about the event, contact Roger High at 614-246-8299 or [email protected], or see ohiosheep.org.