The 2023 Western Nebraska Lambing and Kidding School will be held on Jan. 28 at the Craven Feed Center at 407 US Hwy 20 in Gordon, Neb.

The preregistration deadline Jan. 22.

The featured speaker is Dr. Alison Crane, Ph.D., Executive Director for the Wyoming Wool Growers. 

Crane’s background in small ruminant science, combined with her passion for working with sheep and goat producers. Her focus is on nutrition, reproduction,  and management, which will increase knowledge about sheep and goat production. 

Also, Donna Dexter of 2T Livestock of Hemingford has been raising show lambs and goats for many years, focusing on raising and selling quality show lambs and goats for a reasonable price. 

Dexter will talk about how to pick out show lambs and goats and answer questions about how she handles lambing and kidding. 

Other topics: 1) What to do when in trouble; 2) taking care of neonates and much more. 

Hands on techniques will be demonstrated for how to tube, dehorn, band, and vaccinate newborn lambs and kids.

The cost is $35 for non-Nebraska Sheep & Goat members, $25 for members and $15 for students. To register, e-mail ne.sheep.goat@gmail.com or call Melissa Nicholson:  308-386-8378 or send to NS&GP, PO Box 1066, Chadron NE 69337. 

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