Sheep Program Offered at 28 Iowa Locations

ISU Extension sheep program's winter series of workshops begins November 29.

Iowa State University's Extension sheep program series will be offered in 28 counties in Iowa this winter. Sheep producers and others who are interested in learning more about sheep production are urged to attend.

The first program will be held Nov. 29. Veterinarian Paul Plummer of the Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine program at ISU, is the featured presenter for the first program. Understanding, diagnosing and treating sheep with polioencephalomacia is his presentation. Plummer will examine the impact high sulfur diets have on the incidence of polioencephalomacia, along with a discussion of feeding corn processing coproducts.

The programs will be held at the ISU Extension county offices listed below. Cost per session is $10 per evening with a starting time of 7 p.m.

The second program in the series will be offered on Dec. 13, and will feature Dan Morrical, sheep specialist, ISU Extension. He will discuss how to manage feed costs in the bioeconomy. The last session will be held Jan. 10, and will provide an overview of the British Sheep Industry travel tour.

The following counties will offer this program series: Allamakee, Appanoose, Butler, Chickasaw, Clay, Clayton, Dallas, Davis, Hamilton, Hancock, Humboldt, Jasper, Keokuk, Kossuth, Linn, Lyon, Mahaska, Mitchell, Plymouth, Story, Tama, Van Buren, Wapello, Warren, Washington, Wayne, Winneshiek and Wright.

For more information, contact Dan Morrical, Animal Science Department, Iowa State University, 515-294-2904, [email protected].

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