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Sheep Update

Livestock Update, March 2000

Scott Greiner, Extension Animal Scientist, Sheep, Virginia Tech

Beginners Sheep Shearing School
The 2000 Beginner's Sheep Shearing School will be held April 19-20 at the Shenandoah Valley Agricultural Research and Extension Center near Steeles Tavern. The two day school is limited to the first 20 participants to register. In addition to instruction on shearing, the school will also cover related topics including shearing equipment, wool handling, and basic sheep management. For more information, contact Scott Greiner at 540-231-9159. 1999 Virginia Ram Lamb Performance Test
Nominations are currently being accepted for the 2000 VA Ram Lamb Performance Test to be held at the ram test barn at the Shenandoah Valley Agriculture Research Station near Steeles Tavern. The test is open to sheep breeders in Virginia, and both purebred and crossbred rams may be tested. Rams will be delivered to the test station the first week in May, and after a two week adjustment period, will be placed on feed test for 63 days. Eligible rams will sell on August 26. In 1999, 36 rams sold for an average of $338. Rams born September 1, 1999 to February 28, 2000 are eligible. For rules and regulations, as well as entry forms contact Scott Greiner at 540-231-9159.


April 19-20, 2000
Shenandoah Valley Agricultural Research & Extension Center
Steeles Tavern, VA


Name: __________________________________________________________________

Address: __________________________________________________________________


Phone: ______________________________________ A maximum of 20 persons will be accepted for the school. This will be determined by the 20 earliest postmarks.

Mail a check for the $20 registration fee made payable to the VIRGINIA SHEEP PRODUCERS ASSOCIATION.

April 10 Deadline. Mail to: & Scott Greiner
Extension Animal Scientist
Dept. of Animal & Poultry Sciences (0306)
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA 24061

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