MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State University will host the 2015 K-State Sheep Producer Day on March 7, beginning with registration and an open house at 8:15 a.m. at the Sheep and Meat Goat Center, 2117 Denison in Manhattan. The program starts at 8:55 a.m.
Alan Culham, coordinator of the American Sheep Industry Association’s Let’s Grow program, will present, “Managing the Lambing Barn and the Creatures Inside” and “What is the Let’s Grow Program and How do You Grow Your Flock?”
Dale Strickler of Star Seed, will present, “Using Alternative, Supplemental, and Drip-Irrigated Forages to Improve Your Operation.”
Brian Faris, K-State Research and Extension sheep and meat goat specialist will present, “Various Ways to Increase Your Lambing and Weaning Percentages.”
The fee to attend is $10 per person if paid by March 4, which includes lunch. The fee is $20 after that date. Call or email Lois Schreiner at firstname.lastname@example.org or 785-532-1267 to register.
Sheep Producer Day is sponsored by K-State Research and Extension, the K-State Department of Animal Sciences and Industry, and the Kansas Farmers Union – Amazing Grazing II for Ruminants both Great and Small.
The annual meeting of the Kansas Sheep Association and the Kansas Sheep Auxiliary will follow K-State Sheep Producer Day.