November 17, 2006
November 17, 2006 - Registration forms for the 2007 American Sheep Industry Association (ASI)/National Lamb Feeders Association Convention are in the mail. This year's program is expected to draw a record number of producers from around the country into San Antonio, Texas.
Some of the highlights of the event include: A full-day industry tour has been planned starting with Mike Wheeler welcoming producers to The Nugget Company, one of the nation's oldest and largest wool and lambskin businesses. The Hillingdon Ranch is the next stop where Robin and Carol Giles are third generation operators who typify the workings of a Texas ranch operation; Discussion surrounding the approval of the Livestock Risk Protection-Lamb (LRP-Lamb) pilot program is sure to be of interest. LRP-Lamb is a pilot insurance plan in 27 states for producers of all-size operators and feeders alike to help protect against unexpected price declines on market lambs; and Fighting the Parasite Battle in Sheep workshop will provide detailed information in winning this battle.
Wool related meetings, estate planning workshops and seedstock producer meetings have all been scheduled to provide a well-rounded agenda.
The registration information is also accessible through the ASI Web site at www.sheepusa.org
by clicking on the 2007 ASI/NLFA Convention link.