Only two weeks remain before the start of the 2005 American Sheep Industry Association (ASI) Annual Convention in Reno, Nev., on Jan. 27.
This meeting once again promises to bring every segment of the industry together in conversation and decision-making. Attending this year?s convention with ASI are the National Lamb Feeders Association, American Lamb Board, National Sheep Industry Improvement Center and Western Range Association.
Events from a predator management workshop being conducted by Wildlife Services Agency Administrator Bill Clay and Western Region Director Mike Worthen to a Basque Country Evening are on the schedule for participants to enjoy.
After a successful run last year, the Topmaker for a Day Workshop, led by Bob Couchman, formerly of the Woolmark Co., returns. Participants work as wool buyers to purchase wool lots in an open auction setting and then determine the outcome of the wool as it was purchased as wool top. Sales and re-sales occur during the day with one group claiming the highest profits.
For additional information, go the www.sheepusa.org and click on the 2005 Annual Convention link in the lower right-hand corner of your screen. Registrations can be mailed or faxed to the ASI office to ensure your place at these industry meetings.
Don?t miss the chance to participate!