Extension News

Winter Sheep Program Offered at 28 Locations

11/5/2007

AMES, Iowa -- The Iowa State University (ISU) Extension sheep program series will be offered in 28 counties in Iowa.

The first program will be held Nov. 29. Dr. Paul Plummer, ISU Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine, is the featured presenter for the first program. Understanding, diagnosing and treating sheep with polioencephalomacia is the subject of his presentation. Dr. Plummer will examine the impact high sulfur diets have on the incidence of polioencephalomacia, along with a discussion of feeding corn processing coproducts.

The programs will be held at the ISU Extension county offices listed below. The cost per session is $10 evening with a starting time of 7 p.m.

The second program in the series will be offered on Dec. 13, will feature Dan Morrical, sheep specialist, ISU Extension, addressing how to manage feed costs in the bioeconomy. The last session will be held Jan. 10, and will provide an overview of the British Sheep Industry travel tour. 

The following counties will offer this program series:
Allamakee
Appanoose
Butler
Chickasaw
Clay
Clayton
Dallas
Davis
Hamilton
Hancock
Humboldt
Jasper
Keokuk
Kossuth
Linn
Lyon
Mahaska
Mitchell
Plymouth
Story
Tama
Van Buren
Wapello  (This will be held in Eddyville)
Warren
Washington
Wayne
Winneshiek
Wright

Contacts :

Daniel Morrical , Animal Science, (515) 294-2904, morrical@iastate.edu

Jean McGuire , Extension Communications and Marketing, (515) 294-7033, jmcguire@iastate.edu