BROKEN BOW–Lambing and Kidding School will be held at two locations in Nebraska on January 25, 2020. Each location will have speakers in the morning and will have a farm tour in the afternoon.
The locations for the program will be the Chadron Fire Hall located at 302 West Third Street in Chadron NE and 4-H building at the Custer County Fairgrounds located at 44100 Memorial Drive in Broken Bow Nebraska. Speakers and topics for the program are:
· “How to Keep Ewes and Does healthy through Disease Control and Treatment” by Brian Vander Ley DVM, Great Plains Education Center, Clay Center Nebraska
· “Economical Feeding for the Doe” Dr. Steve Hart, Goat Extension Specialist, Langston University, Langston Oklahoma
· “Economical Feeding Programs for the Ewe.” Ivan Rush, sheep producer, Scottsbluff, NE
· “Good Sheep Management Practices.” David Ollila, Sheep Specialist, South Dakota State University, Rapid City, SD
· “Treating Chilled Newborns, Tubing Lambs/Kids” Dr. Regina Rankin DVM and Vicki Milner, Crawford Companion Animal Clinic, Crawford NE
· Hands-on Tour includes:
o Care of the young “bum” lamb and goat
o Body condition scoring of ewes and does
o When and how to assist difficult births
· Broken Bow tour: Beth and Hannah Smith’s Farm, 44306 Road, Broken Bow NE
· Chadron tour: Connie Moore’s Farm, 61 Goffena Rd, Chadron NE
The cost to attend is $25 for non-Sheep and Goat Producer members, $20 for members and $10 for students. This cost includes handouts and lunch. To preregister e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call Melissa Nicholson at 308-386-8378. The Nebraska Sheep & Goat Producers Association and Nebraska Extension is sponsoring the program.