OHSIA workshop is Sept. 28

KIDRON, Ohio — The Ohio Heartland Sheep Improvement Association will hold their fall workshop “Breeding and Selecting Sheep for Maximum Profit” Sept. 28 at the Sprunger Building on the grounds of the Kidron Livestock Auction in Kidron.

The Sprunger Building is located at 4885 Kidron Road, Kidron. Topics include “Selection Principles and Overview” by Dale Duerr, DVM, “Ewe Breeding Management and Ultrasound Demonstration” by Craig Zimmerly, DVM, “Ram Management and Breeding Soundness Exam Demonstration” by Dale Duerr, DVM and Craig Zimmerly, DVM, “Farm Biosecurity” by Rory Lewandowski, “Practical uses of Artificial Insemination in Sheep” by Dale Duerr, DVM, “Genetic Selection for Parasite Resistance” by John Anderson and Kathy Bielek, “Fecal Egg Count Discussion and Demonstration” by Eric Shaver, DVM.

Presenters will be Dr. Dale Duerr, Dr. Craig Zimmerly, Dr. Eric Shaver, Rory Lewandowski, John Anderson and Kathy Bielek. The cost of the workshop is $30 for the first person from each farm and $15 for each additional family member. The registration fee includes lunch and materials.

The checks should be made payable to the Ohio Heartland Sheep Improvement Association (OHSIA) and mailed to Dave and Velda Limbach, 14950 Stanwood Street SW, Dalton, Ohio 44618.

For more information contact Don Brown at 330-897-4320 or don.pllc@gmail.com or Kathy Bielek at 330-264-5281 or kathy.bielek@gmail.com.

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Freelance writer Susan Mykrantz has been writing for Farm and Dairy since 1989. She is a graduate of the ag college at Ohio State University and also serves as editor of the "Ohio Jersey News." She lives in Wayne County. More Stories by Susan Mykrantz

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