Sheep production meetings to be offered in Reed City, Big Rapids

Submitted by Michigan State University Extension

REED CITY — Educational meetings for sheep producers will be offered by the Michigan State University Extension in November.

The meetings will be from 6:30 to 9 p.m. with the first meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 8, in Reed City, and the second meeting on Monday, Nov. 27, in Big Rapids.

Sheep production is an important livestock enterprise in Northern Michigan and it remains one of the more profitable livestock sectors over the years.

On Nov. 8, Isaac Matchett, a large sheep flock owner from Charlevoix, and Jerry Lindquist, MSU Extension Grazing Educator, will speak about innovative methods of grazing sheep in the summer, fall and early winter to lower overall production costs. This meeting will take place in the Commissioner’s Room of the Osceola County Courthouse at 301 West Upton St. in Reed City. This session also will apply to those grazing other livestock such as goats and cattle.

On Nov. 27, at the MSU Extension Meeting Room in Mecosta County, Dr. Richard Ehrhardt, MSU Small Ruminant Specialist, will discuss sheep nutrition and management, including ram breeding soundness examinations, and sheep marketing options in Michigan. The meeting room is located at 14485 Northland Drive, Big Rapids.

Both meetings are free and open to the public. Please RSVP at (231) 832-6139 at least one business day before the event. For more information call Lindquist at (231) 832-6139.

avatar

Posted by Emily Grove

Emily is the Pioneer and Herald Review crime and court reporter, covering crime in both Mecosta and Osceola counties. She can be reached by e-mail at emily@pioneergroup.com or by phone at (231) 592-8362.

Leave a Reply