ASI Webinar: Data Driven Decisions – Incorporating Electronic ID into Flock Management

You’re invited to join the next American Sheep Industry webinar on Tuesday, July 12 when Dr. Cindy Wolf and Dr. Jim Logan, ASI Animal Health Committee Co-Chairs, will host a presentation by Julie A. Frinzel (Livestock and Natural Resources Advisor, University of California Cooperative Extension) followed by a producer panel discussion on incorporating Electronic ID into flock management.

You can register for the webinar by clicking the ‘Register Now’ link below. This will afford you not only access to the live webinar but also follow up emails with links to the webinar recording and PowerPoint slides. This webinar is made possible by the generous support of the American Sheep Industry Association.

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Data Driven Decisions: Incorporating EID in Flock Management

Join us for a webinar on July 12, 2022 at 7:00 PM CDT.

Register now!

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/809431197692339469

This is the second of a two-part series on using EID technology in the sheep industry. In this webinar, ASI Animal Health Committee Co-Chairs, Dr. Jim Logan and Dr. Cindy Wolf, will host a presentation by Julie A. Frinzel (Livestock and Natural Resources Advisor, University of California Cooperative Extension) followed by a producer panel discussion.

Agenda:

  • Welcome
  • Presentation: Data Driven Decisions: Electronic ID Tags and Genetic Selection (30 mins)
    • Presenter – Julie Finzel (Livestock and Natural Resources Advisor, University of California Cooperative Extension) is based in Bakersfield, California and has been an extension Advisor with the University of California for 10 years. She is a second generation rancher and holds a Masters in Rangeland Ecology and Management.
  • Producer Panel: Incorporating EID into Flock Management (1 hour including questions from participants)
    • Panelists:
      • Elaine Palm, Great Lakes Lamb LLC, West Branch, Michigan – Elaine is a partner at Great Lakes Lamb LLC, her family’s farm in Michigan, where she and her two parents raise sheep for meat and for breeding stock, plus the crops and pasture that support the sheep flock. She and her husband Rick have goals to raise a new generation on the farm beginning in August with the anticipated arrival of their first baby. Like many farmers, Elaine and Rick have careers off the farm and spend many mornings, evenings, weekends and vacation days building the farm business.
      • Kristen Bieber, Targhee producer in Brockway, Montana – Kristen runs registered and commercial Targhee flocks with her husband, Cord, in Eastern Montana. They started using IED tags in the registered sheep to aid in collecting data for NSIP and then tagged all of the commercial sheep with EIDs to help in management decisions.
      • Ryan Mahoney, Emigh Livestock, Dixon, CA – Ryan is President and CEO of Emigh Livestock, Inc, which traces its roots back to 1877 when the Emigh family first settled in the hills near Rio Vista California to farm and raise sheep.

This webinar is made possible with funding support from the American Sheep Industry Association.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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ASI Webinar: Overview of EID Technology and Its Uses

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You’re invited to join the next American Sheep Industry webinar on Thursday, June 23, 2022 when Dr. Cindy Wolf and Dr. Jim Logan, ASI Animal Health Committee Co-Chairs, will be joined by Dan Persons (Shearwell) and Brandon Manning (Merck) to provide an “Overview of EID Technology and Its Uses.”

You can register for the webinar by clicking the ‘Register Now’ link below. This will afford you not only access to the live webinar but also follow up emails with links to the webinar recording and PowerPoint slides. This webinar is made possible by the generous support of the American Sheep Industry Association. Let me know if you have any questions.

Regards,
Jay Parsons

Overview of EID Technology and Its Uses

Join us for a webinar on June 23, 2022 at 7:00 PM CDT.

Register now!

https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/1161373874161293072

This webinar is the first of a two-part webinar series on using EID technology in the sheep industry. In this webinar, ASI Animal Health Committee Co-Chairs, Dr. Jim Logan and Dr. Cindy Wolf, will host presentations by Dan Persons and Brandon Manning to provide an overview of the Electronic Identification technology that is available today and how it is adding benefit to the sheep industry.

Agenda:

  • Welcome/information about the webinar – 5 mins
  • Purpose of the Webinar Series – 10 mins
  • Presentations:
    • Presenter 1 – Dan Persons – RFID On-Farm and in Animal Disease Traceability (25 mins)
    • Presenter 2 – Brandon Manning – Utilizing Low Frequency ID in Flock Management & Official ID (25 mins)
  • Participant Q and A – 15 mins (or longer if necessary)
  • Wrap up – 10 mins.
  • Information about Webinar 2 on July 12.

This webinar is made possible with funding support from the American Sheep Industry Association.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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ASI Webinar: Integrated Parasite Management Strategies for Sheep Producers

Integrated Parasite Management Strategies for Sheep Producers

Join us for a webinar on May 24, 2022 at 8:00 PM EDT.

Register now!

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/785372782430938639

Presenter:
Dr. Andrew Weaver
Extension Specialist, Small Ruminants
North Carolina University

Host: Dr. Jay Parsons, Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Time: 8:00 PM Eastern; 7:00 PM Central; 6:00 PM Mountain; 5:00 PM Pacific

Description:
Parasites continue to be a significant challenge for sheep production across the country. The failure of dewormers to adequately treat parasite infections has resulted in the need for alternative parasite management strategies. Unfortunately, there is no single cure. Rather, an integrated approach is needed where multiple strategies are implemented for effective parasite control. These strategies can include environment-based approaches as well as animal-based approaches. In this webinar, parasite biology and host-parasite interactions will be highlighted to provide context for parasite management. Discussion will follow on various parasite management strategies available and how they can be implemented in a sheep production system. A multifaceted approach to parasite management will be most successful in mitigating infection levels and improving sheep performance and well-being.

This webinar is made possible with funding support from the American Sheep Industry Association.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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Suffolk Foundation Program: Young Producers Travel Grant

PRESS RELEASE
4/27/22
The Suffolk Foundation is offering a new opportunity this year, the Young Producers’ Travel Grant. This grant will cover expenses for one individual to attend the American Lamb Summit held August 8-10, 2022 in East Lansing, Michigan.
The American Lamb Summit is an educational conference designed to inspire production improvements and collaboration among all segments of the US lamb industry.  Premier 1 Supplies, the American Lamb Board, Michigan State University, and the Michigan Sheep Producers Association are partnering to host this unique educational event.

American Lamb Summit Goals:

  • Increase the quality and consistency of American Lamb
  • Improve the US lamb industry’s competitiveness and productivity

Any producer of Suffolk sheep, age 35 and under, is eligible to apply for the funds that would cover:

  • Registration fee for the event
  • Up to three night’s lodging
  • Up to $750 in travel expenses (air fare or mileage)
  • Application deadline is June 1 and application is available on the USSA website (www.suffolks.org)
Link to more information and application: https://suffolks.org/travel-grant.html
To learn more about the American Lamb Summit, please visit: https://www.lambresourcecenter.com/summit2022/

 

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Executive Secretary

United Suffolk Sheep Association

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Holland, IA 50642

Office: 641.684.5291
Fax: 734.335.7646
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AgrAbility Regional Workshop in Columbus, OH

Join us for a Regional AgrAbility Training Event!

 

AgrAbility Regional Workshop-Columbus, OH

June 28-30, 2022

Hilton Garden Inn Columbus Easton

3600 Morse Rd. Columbus, OH  43230 

Cost- $125 for all 3 days

other registration options available

 

Register Now via the Following Link:

Session descriptions and link to Register Here

Registration is open through June 22nd

The Regional Event in Columbus is being coordinated in conjunction with the Ohio AgrAbility Project

The first 2 days of this workshop will focus on urban agriculture, working with vocational rehabilitation, prescription medication safety, assistive technology in agriculture, farming with a developmental disability, business planning, and work/life balance.  The third day will feature a tour of local agricultural businesses such as urban agriculture and a heifer genetics center, lunch included.

It’s A Wormy Deal – Penn State Extension workshop

The It’s a Wormy Deal workshop will help help you learn and implement sheep and goat parasite strategies. Participants can complete their FAMACHA certification during the event.

When:
Mon., Apr. 18, 2022
(7:00 PM – 9:00 PM ET)

Where:
Oberholtzer Farm
3961 Division Hwy.
East Earl, PA 17519

Who is this for?

  • Sheep producers
  • Goat producers
  • Those interested in learning about internal parasite control and management strategies

What will you learn?

  • Managing internal parasites
  • To worm or not to worm
  • FAMACHA scoring and certification

Included in registration is a FAMACHA card, handout materials, and refreshments.

Space is limited – preregistration is recommended!

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