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K-State Sheep Producer's Day scheduled for March 23

Sheep Day activities includes a tour of Shannon Creek Lamb.

Sheep DayMANHATTAN, Kan. – The 2019 Kansas State University Sheep Producer Day is planned for Saturday, March 23. This year's event will be hosted at K-State's Stanley Stout Center, 2200 Denison Avenue in Manhattan.

The event will begin with tours of Shannon Creek Lamb, Olsburg, Kansas, and the KSU Sheep and Meat Goat Center. During the tour Dr. Emily Reppert, K-State College of Veterinary Medicine, and Dr. Alison Crane, KSU Sheep and Meat Goat specialist, and Charlie Lee, KSU Wildlife Specialist, will present over body condition scoring, FAMACHA, and trapping and snaring clinics.

Following the tours, attendees will hear from Mike Wallace, retired USMARC manager and current Nebraska producer; Lesa Eidman, Superior Farms, Dixon, California; and Emily Voris, Kansas Department of Agriculture.

"I am very excited to incorporate many of the experts we have in different aspects of sheep and livestock production here at K-State into this year's Sheep Day program," says Dr. Alison Crane, KSU Sheep and Meat Goat specialist. "I am most excited to incorporate tours of our facility as well as a local large-scale producer into the program."

Registration begins at 8 a.m. and vans will leave for tours at 8:15 a.m. A trade show will take place throughout the day. For a complete schedule and registration information, visit www.asi.ksu.edu/events/sheep_meat_goat_events.html

Pre-registration for Kansas Sheep Association members is $15 and non-members are $25, if paid by March 11. Registration at the door is $20 for Kansas Sheep Association members and $30 for non-members. Lunch is included with registration.

The K-State Sheep Producer Day is sponsored by the Kansas Sheep Association and the K-State Department of Animal Sciences and Industry. For more information about the event, contact Lois Schreiner at 785-532-1267 or lschrein@ksu.edu.