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Winter 2019 District 4 Report

by Site Admin on January 12, 2019

Happy New Year! Here in Oregon we are heading into lambing season, as I am sure many Romney breeders throughout the country are. Some of you may have already started lambing or finished lambing already.

Here in western Oregon we have mild, wet winters but this winter we have been experiencing lower rainfall than usual. This combined with the dry summer and late arrival of rains means our pastures are not as lush as they would normally be this time of year. This has resulted in having to feed our flock extra to maintain a healthy body condition during the winter months.This is especially important as inadequate flock nutrition can cause pregnancy complications. We are expecting our first lambs toward the end of January and are eagerly awaiting their arrival.

Congratulations to all who competed in the show ring during 2018 and best wishes to you all during lambing season!

Nicole Murray
District 4 Regional Director
541-900-0038
coveredbridgefiber@gmail.com

Please see the following document:

Vendor Application for 2019 Scio Fat Lamb Fiber Festival

Romney Ramblings – Jan 2019

by Site Admin on January 6, 2019

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Ramblings Jan 2019

The Jan 2019 issue of Romney Ramblings is now available. Download your own copy here:
Romney Ramblings – Jan 2019 (2 MB PDF).

Mark your calendar and plan to attend the 2019 Pipestone Lamb and Wool Program Lambing Time Short Course and Bus Tour which will be held on February 8th and 9th in Pipestone. We have an excellent program planned and we will be touring outstanding sheep operations. The program starts with Friday evening discussion from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday will begin at 8:00 a.m. with lambing time management and health topics. The afternoon will be spent touring and viewing two successful sheep operation. The program will conclude at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday

The purpose of this short course and bus tour is to help producers recognize and effectively deal with common lambing time problems. We are fortunate to have Dr. Goelz, a highly qualified sheep veterinarian on the program to share his thought on common lamb and ewe health problems. South Dakota State University Sheep Special, Dr. Jeff Held will be on the Friday evening program. Touring two top area sheep operation Saturday afternoon will provide an opportunity for individuals to see firsthand how other sheep producers recognize and deal with lambing time problems. You will see how they lay out their lambing barn, set up creep pens, graft lambs, dock, vaccinate, feed and management of their lambs and ewes. The farm demonstration session will provide an excellent learning opportunity.

For those who are unable to attend our short course and bus tour please consider our web based Lambing Time Management Series which consists of 6 recorded topics that can be viewed through an Internet connection in the comfort of your home or office.

For more information visit our web page www.pipestonesheep.com or contact Angie Houselog at 507-825-6822 or Email: angela.houselog@mnwest.edu