Ohio Sheep Day to focus on increasing profitability of sheep operations
By: Elizabeth Ludwig
VAN WERT, Ohio - Buckeye Acres Farm will host the 2012 Ohio Sheep Day, which offers visitors the opportunity to see a successful sheep farming operation and receive ideas about nutrition, management systems and other areas of sheep production.
The field day will be held July 14 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at 12282 Harrison-Willshire Road, Van Wert.
Sheep Day will focus on improving the profitability of sheep operations, said Roger High, an Ohio State University Extension sheep specialist and the executive director of the Ohio Sheep Improvement Association (OSIA).
Daryl Clark, vice president of the OSIA and a retired OSU Extension expert, will be the keynote speaker. The event also will feature a trade show with vendors selling equipment and supplies.
Registration is $10 for OSIA members and $20 for non-members. A luncheon featuring lamb is included in the registration. No preregistration is necessary.
Questions regarding Ohio Sheep Day activities can be directed to High at 614-246-8299, firstname.lastname@example.org . More information, including a list of program topics, can be found at http://www.ohiosheep.org under “Programs.”
Ohio Sheep Day is sponsored by the OSIA; the Ohio Sheep and Wool Program; OSU Extension, including its Sheep Team; and Ohio State’s Department of Animal Sciences.