Small ruminant livestock producers of are invited to attend K-State Sheep Producer Day, March 7, 2015 at the K-State Sheep and Meat Goat Center, 2117 Denison Ave, Manhattan, KS. Workshop topics include: Managing the lambing barn and the creatures inside; Various ways to increase your lambing and weaning percentages; What is the Let’s Grow Program and how to grow your flock; and Using alternative, supplemental, and drip-irrigated forages to improve your operation.

The day will feature Mr. Alan Culham, American Sheep Industry Association (ASI) Let’s Grow Coordinator addressing topics related to managing a lambing barn and dealing with lambs and ewes. Alan will also discuss his new role with ASI and what producers can do to grow their own flocks and ultimately the national flock size. Mr. Dale Strickler, Star Seed, will be available to address alternative, supplemental, and drip-irrigated forages and how they can impact producers. Dr. Brian Faris will conclude the day’s educational program with a discussion related to improving lambing and weaning percentages.

The Kansas Sheep Association will have their annual business meeting following the educational programs. A wonderful lamb lunch will be served to all paid participants. The event will be held at K-State Sheep & Meat Goat Center.

“While this event is targeted at sheep producers, I feel goat producers could also gain a great deal from these talks.” encourages Dr. Brian Faris, K-State Extension Sheep & Meat Goat Specialist. Contact Dr. Faris with any workshop questions at 785-532-1255 (w), 785-313-4918 (c), or brfaris@ksu.edu. To register, contact Lois Schreiner at 785-532-1267 or lschrein@ksu.edu. Registration fee by March 4th is $10.00, with late a registration fee of $20.00.

This educational workshop is presented by Kansas State University Department of Animal Sciences and Industry & Research and Extension along with a special grant funding from the Kansas Farmers Union – Amazing Grazing II for Ruminants both Great and Small Project. Funding for this project was provided by the North Central Extension Risk Management Education Center and the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture under Award Number 2012-49200-20032.