BROOKINGS – South Dakota State University’s Small Ruminant Extension Team will host an educational opportunity during the South Dakota Sheep Growers Association (SDSGA) Yearling Sale on July 24 at Magness Livestock Auction in Huron. The program starts at 10 a.m. and will be followed by a free lamb lunch at noon, with the sale at 2 p.m.
“After a year without an educational component, we are delighted to reconnect the SDSU extension with the sale of SDSGA yearling ewes. It’s a great opportunity to learn and interact with sheep producers in South Dakota and surrounding states, ”said Jaelyn Quintana, SDSU Extension Sheep Specialist.
This free program will start with Kelly Froehlich, SDSU Extension Small Ruminant Specialist, discussing the effect of external parasites on sheep and how to combat them.
Next, Dave Johnson, Vice President of Marketing – Sheep, Goats and Calves for Equity Cooperative Livestock Sales, will open the discussion on the current sheep market and how the ethnic market has affected the industry. Finally, Heidi Carroll, Livestock Stewardship Field Specialist and Beef Quality Assurance Coordinator, will provide an update on sheep and wool quality assurance programs recently launched by the American Sheep Industry.
For more information or questions, please contact Kelly Froehlich at [email protected] or 605-688-5765; Jaelyn Quintana at [email protected] or 605-394-1722; or Heidi Carroll at [email protected] or 605-688-6623. Shippers and sales information are also available on the SDSGA website.