Two sheep field days planned for July 14,15

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WOOSTER, Ohio — Two sheep field days are planned for Wayne and  Holmes Counties.

Sheep day

The 2017 Ohio Sheep Day is scheduled for July 15 at the OARDC Sheep Research Unit, 5743 Fredericksburg Road, Wooster.

Ohio Sheep Day offers visitors an opportunity to visit a successful sheep farming operation dedicated to sheep production in a profitable way.

Program

This year’s programming will focus on increasing and improving the productivity and profitability of sheep and other small ruminant operations.

The program includes research updates, pasture walks, beginning and novice shepherd’s sessions, parasites and predator issues. A trade show will feature sheep supplies and equipment.

Details

A lamb luncheon is included as part of registration and no pre-registration is required.

For more information contact Roger A. High at 614-246-8299 or email rhigh@ofbf.org. Additional information and directions to the site can be found at ohiosheep.org.

Grazing tour

Sheep owners and others interested in sheep and forage management can participate in a sheep grazing and forage management tour July 14 in Wayne and Holmes Counties.

Topics will include information for beginning sheep farmers, sheep and management, cool season pasture species, hay production, fencing, rotational grazing management, breeding management and marketing.

Each stop will feature something different about the sheep industry.

Register

Pre-registration is required and is limited to the first 40 people. The cost is $40 per person ($30 for current Ohio Forage and Grassland Council members), which includes bus cost, lunch and refreshments.

Registrations must be received by July 5; No refunds after July 5.

Check in

Check in for the tour will begin at 8:30 a.m. in the parking lot of the OARDC, Shisler Center, 1680 Madison Ave.

For more information contact Bob Hendershot at 740-477-1114 or bobhendershot2011@gmail.com.

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