Ohio Sheep Day is July 12 in Albany

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ATHENS, Ohio — Ohio Sheep Day is scheduled for July 12 on the Cline family farm, located just outside of Albany, Ohio, in Athens County.

Curt Cline was the 2007 Ohio Sheep Improvement Association Environmental Stewardship Award winner, and at the recent American Sheep Industry meeting, was named the national Environmental Stewardship Award winner.

He is currently serving as a director on the board of the Ohio Sheep Improvement Association.

Expansion

Curt and Wendy Cline run a forage-based sheep operation and are currently undergoing an expansion of their sheep flock that will take them from 120 ewes to 300-plus ewes by the time Sheep Day arrives.

The expansion is the result of significant management changes that revolve around internal parasite control, more intensive use of traditional and alternative forages and the economic potential of the Ohio sheep industry.

Visitors to the Cline farm during Sheep Day can expect to hear about the importance of economic analysis as a base to decision making. The 2008 Sheep Day at the Cline farm will focus on forage demonstrations, grazing management and stored forage use.

There will also be vendors/exhibitors dealing with all aspects of sheep production.

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