AMES, Iowa – A program highlighting new developments in the U.S. sheep industry is scheduled on the Iowa Communications Network (ICN) on Tuesday, Dec. 13. Paul Rodgers from American Sheep Industry Association will cover national sheep activities along with highlighting bright spots in the sheep industry’s future. Rodgers is a livestock producer with his family in West Virginia where he runs stocker cattle and hair sheep.
Brad Anderson from Iowa Lamb Corporation will cover lamb meat marketing. Anderson received his masters degree from Oklahoma State University and handles product research and lamb sales for Iowa Lamb. His presentation will provide a view of the world of meat marketing from Iowa Lamb's shipping dock to the consumer plate. He will also offer suggestions on how producers can improve the value of their market lambs.
The Sheep ICN program is the second in a series and is partially supported with funds from the Iowa Sheep and Wool Promotion Board. The program begins at 7 p.m. on Dec. 13. County extension offices can provide a list of viewing locations. They also are listed in a flyer available at the web address, http://www.iowabeefcenter.org/content/2005/SheepICNBrochureNov-Dec2005.pdf.
Fee is $10 and pre-registration is not required. For additional information. contact Dan Morrical at (515) 294-0847 or e-mail email@example.com.
ICN viewing sites for the sheep program are at the following locations:
Akron - Westfield High School
Algona - Bishop-Garrigan High School
Allison - High School
Ames – Iowa State University Scheman Continuing Education Center
Corning - High School
Cresco - Northeast Iowa Community College
Donnellson - Central Lee High School
Eddyville-Blakesburg - High School
Elkader - Central Community High School
Harlan - High School
Jesup - High School
Kalona - Iowa Mennonite High School
Latimer - CAL High School
Martensdale - St. Marys High School
Newton - Des Moines Area Community College Building 1
Osage - High School
Rock Rapids - Elementary-Middle School
Spencer - Iowa Lakes Community College