Extension News

Sheep Industry Activities Featured on Dec.13 Program


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 morrical@iastate.edu.


ICN viewing sites for the sheep program are at the following locations:


Akron - Westfield High School

Algona - Bishop-Garrigan High School

Allison  - High School

AmesIowa 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




Contacts :

Dan Morrical, Iowa State University Extension, (515) 294-2904, morrical@iastate.edu

Jean McGuire, Continuing Education and Communication Services, (515) 294-7033, jmcguire@iastate.edu