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Pasture Lambing Workshop

July 28 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT



Hair sheep have been a growing segment of the U.S. sheep and small ruminant industry. They are well suited for sustainable, pasture-based production and are a good fit for novice producers.

Over the past 20 years, Virginia State University has been managing and conducting research with a hair sheep flock of different breeds. The animals are managed in a low-input, easy-care production system that includes lambing on pasture at different times of the year (April, December and July).

The day-long workshop introduces sheep producers to pasture lambing and provides hands-on exposure to activities associated with lambing. The research flock at VSU consists of 70 Barbados Blackbelly and St. Croix ewes. Peak lambing activity is projected for the day of the workshop.

Workshop presenters include Mackenzie Robertson, Sheep Unit Intern, Dr. Dahlia O‛Brien, Small Ruminant Extension Specialist and Dr. Stephan Wildeus, Research Professor – Small Ruminants.

$25 per person; Limited to 12 registrants to allow adequate hands-on exposure for participants.


July 28
9:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT
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