July 7, 2006
July 7, 2006 - Representatives from the American Sheep Industry Association (ASI) participated in one of the annual Cooperative State Research Education and Extension Services regional sheep research committee meetings (NCERA-190) in Arkansas last week.
"Nearly all of the land-grant universities involved in sheep biology research, as well as several Agricultural Research Services labs, were reviewing their on-going work at this meeting," stated Lyndon Irwin, Ph.D., chair of ASI's Producer Education and Research Council (PERC). "It is encouraging that these dedicated folks have taken industry needs and priorities seriously and are conducting experiments to answer questions that are economically important to our producers."
Also last week, ASI's PERC council, along with the Health Committee, met in Kansas City to review its fiscal year 2006 activities and discuss the progress achieved on resolutions and work plans.
In addition, they provided input to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services on methods to enhance the National Scrapie Eradication Program. Staff contact: Paul Rodgers, 303-771-3500