WEBINAR: Feeding and Producing Sheep for Maximum Fiber Production - Is it Realistic?
August 30, 2013

The American Sheep Industry Association is continuing its series of webinars. Register now for the Sept. 10 webinar entitled Feeding and Producing Sheep for Maximum Fiber Production - Is it Realistic? The session will begin at 7:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. 
 
Grazing sheep on green pastures amid the daisies in the sunshine. Immaculate, shining white fleeces of cloud-like personas sliding off the sheep's backs into waiting bags. True or False? FALSE! Anyone raising sheep for wool - range or farm flock - is very aware that this is not reality. It takes a lot of work and management to acquire a prime fleece, and it sure does not slide off of the sheep's back. Amazingly, potential fiber production actually begins in utero and continues through the animal's life. What you feed the animal, when you feed the animal and how much you feed and don't feed the animal has a large impact on fiber production of an individual animal. This seminar, presented by Nancy Irlbeck, Ph.D., associate dean of academic affairs at Colorado State University, will include a brief primer on genetics, feeding management and husbandry systems to feed animals for wool - and a discussion of what is realistic and what is not. 
 
Jay Parsons, Ph.D., with Colorado State University and Optimal Ag, will host the webinar. To register, to go https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6968998619131531776.