Dates Set for 2023 Western Nebraska Lambing & Kidding School

GORDON – The Nebraska Extension Office has announced the date and location for the 2023 Western Nebraska Lambing and Kidding School. The workshop will be held at the Craven Feed Center located at 407 US Highway 20 in Gordon on January 28.  Featured speakers are Dr. Alison Crane, Ph.D., Executive Director for the Wyoming Wool Growers, and Donna Dexter of 2T Livestock of Hemingford.

Dr. Crane’s focus is on nutrition, reproduction, and management. Crane’s background in small ruminant science, combined with her passion for working with sheep and goat producers, will help to expand local producers’ knowledge of sheep and goat production.

Dexter will pull from her many years of experience in raising show animals talk about how to pick out your show lambs and goats, and answer questions about how she handles lambing and kidding. Dexter will also discuss taking care of newborn animals, as well as demonstrate techniques for tubing, dehorning, banding, and vaccinating newborn lambs and kids.

The cost is $35 for non-Nebraska Sheep & Goat members, $25 for members and $15 for students. Registration can be done via email at [email protected] or call Melissa Nicholson: 308-386-8378.The registration deadline is January 22.