Sheep, goat meeting at NCTA is November 2
Oct. 27, 2019
By Nebraska Extension and NCTA News
CURTIS, Neb. – Livestock producers interested in Nebraska’s goat and sheep industry are encouraged to attend a Saturday conference at NCTA.
The Nebraska Sheep & Goat Producers are hosting their 2019 meetings at the campus of the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture, starting with registration at 9:30 a.m.
NCTA will host the meeting for the NSGP members and general public at the Everett Stencel Livestock Teaching Center, said Kelly Bruns, Ph.D., NCTA interim dean.
“Producers from the area will be bringing sheep and goats for display at the LTC, which gives attendees the opportunity to discuss these animals and breeding trends,” said Bruns.
Partipants will tour the NCTA Veterinary Technology complex, learn about lamb quality assurance and have opportunity to view a lamb necropsy by Libby Fraser, DVM and NCTA instructor.
Other topics will include:
- Tour of Cover Crop Plots – Brad Ramsdale, Ph.D., NCTA agronomy professor
- Cooking with Lamb – Gwendolyn Kitzan, American Lamb Board
- Direct Marketing of Lamb and Goat, Gwendolyn Kitzan
- Market Updates – Brad Anderson, American Lamb Board
- Sheep and Goat Body Condtion Scoring and Nutrition, Nebraska Extension
NCTA students from the Aggie Stock Dog Club will provide a demonstration of using stock dogs for handling sheep. That will be in the LTC's indoor arena.Download a PDF of this press release