Great Lakes Dairy Sheep Symposium scheduled

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MADISON, Wis. — The 15th Great Lakes Dairy Sheep Symposium will be held Nov. 12-14 at the Albany Marriott, Albany, N.Y.

The Great Lakes Dairy Sheep Symposium is the major annual event of the dairy sheep industry in North America. For 15 years, this event has attracted dairy sheep producers from Canada, Mexico and throughout the U.S.

Provides connections

As a small but growing industry, the symposium provides critical connections among producers.

The first day includes talks directed toward beginning producers.

The second day features presentations by innovative producers and top scientists from North America and abroad to bring the latest information on dairy sheep production and sheep milk processing to our domestic industry.

The final day will include tours of local dairy sheep producers and processing plants that manufacture sheep milk cheeses.

The Great Lakes Dairy Sheep Symposium provides an educational environment and fosters connections among dairy sheep producers, processor and researchers.

Topics

Some topics and speakers include:

– Getting Started in Sheep Dairying.

– Cheesemaking with Sheep Milk, Stephanie Clark, Washington State University.

– Challenges in Cheese Plant Design

– Intake on Pasture, Darrell Emmick, New York NRCS.

– Effects of Prepubertal Lamb Nutrition on Milk Production, Dave Thomas, University Wisconsin-Madison.

– Genetic Markers for Milk Production, Raluca Mateescu, Oklahoma State University.

– Sheep Nutrition and Fermentable Fiber, Mike Thonney, Cornell University.

Registration

Online registration is available at www.dsana.org/symposia.html. Contact Claire Sandrock at 608-332-2889 with any questions.

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