OSU Extension's lambing school set for Jan. 26

January 12, 2010

McMINNVILLE, Ore. – Oregon State University animal science experts will present best practices for getting lambs off to a good start at an annual lambing school on Jan. 26 in McMinnville.

The workshop will run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is sponsored by the OSU Extension Service and Chemeketa Community College.

"This program will be held in a commercial sheep lambing barn and will emphasize hands-on experience for learners," said Gene Pirelli, a regional livestock specialist with the OSU Extension Service. "The school will also include discussions on sheep nutrition and facilities. Each participant with a flock can provide a description of their flock feeding programs so that individual ration analysis can be done during the nutrition session."

The presenters will be Pirelli; Jim Thompson, a sheep specialist with the Extension Service; and Charles Estill, an animal scientist from OSU's College of Veterinary Medicine.

The program will include presentations on abnormal deliveries, lamb survival, obstetrics, grafting, foot trimming, ewe and lamb health, vaccinations, and dealing with emergency situations.

The cost is $55 per person. Registration is limited to 12 participants and will be handled on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information, call 503-623-8395 or send e-mail to Gene Pirelli.

Author: Bob Rost
Source: Gene Pirelli