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January 13, 2014

Purdue Extension Lambing School set for Feb. 8

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Sheep and goat producers of any expertise level are invited to learn more about the critical production phases of late gestation, lactation and care of newborns at Purdue Extension's Lambing School on Feb. 8.

The workshop, which runs from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., will focus on lambing and kidding procedures, as well as nutrition, reproduction, health considerations, lambing barn obstetrics and necessary management practices. It will be at Purdue University's Animal Sciences Research and Education Center Sheep Unit, 5675 W. 600 N., West Lafayette.

"Lambing School is designed for a maximum hands-on experience and informal questions and discussion," said Mike Neary, Purdue Extension small-ruminant specialist. "This event will have something for all sheep and goat producers - whether new or veteran. It will give a good foundation for one of the most important management periods in the production cycle."

Presenters include Neary; Gerald Kelly, manager of the Purdue Sheep Unit; and Michael Hill with the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine. Participants will have the opportunity to view and participate in live sheep births.

Registration is $35 per person and is due by Jan. 29. Attendance will be limited to the first 40 registrants. Fees include snacks, lunch and educational materials.

A workshop brochure and registration form are available on the Purdue Extension sheep website at http://www.ansc.purdue.edu/SH/ under "Upcoming Events." For more information, contact Neary at 765-494-4849, mneary@purdue.edu.

Writer: Jennifer Stewart, 765-494-6682, jsstewar@purdue.edu

Source: Mike Neary, 765-494-4849, mneary@purdue.edu 

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