The 2018 Sheep Days meeting, hosted by the Kansas Sheep Association and Kansas State University Animal Science Department, will take place March 10 at the Stanley Stout Center, 2200 Denison, in Manhattan.

This is Kansas sheep producers’ first chance to meet Dr. Alison Crane, the newly appointed KSU Sheep and Goat Specialist. The program is planned for both beginning and established sheep operations with topics including:

Industry Perspective & Guard Dog Research

Implementing the Use of Genetics in Your Flock

Record Keeping & the Use of Electronic ID Systems

Sheep Health and Resources in Kansas

Shearing and Wool Handling Demonstration

Presenters Include Dr. Reid Redden, a Texas A&M University Extension sheep and goat specialist; Rusty Burgett, director of the National Sheep Improvement Program; and, Dan Persons, producer and U.S. Shearwell sales & support representative.

Further presenters will be Dr. Emily Reppert of the KSU Vet School: Food Animal Vet & Clinical Medicine, and Alex Moser, a producer & U.S. shearing qualifier ranked 24th in the world.

KSA Annual Meeting Trade Show and Silent Auction will take place all day. The winners announced at the conclusion.

Registration at the door is $20 for KSA members and $30 for non-members. Lunch will be provided with all registrations.

The Kansas Sheep Association is an organization of Kansas sheep producers dedicated to improving production methods, supporting research and promoting both lamb and wool to the consumer.

The association is a member of the American Sheep Institute and American Lamb Board.

For more information contact Deb Simon, state executive, 2598 County Rd 78, Quinter, Kansas.