August 3, 2007
August 3, 2007 -The American sheep industry showed its support of the 8th World Sheep and Wool Congress in Queretaro, Mexico, last week with more than two dozen producers from across the country making their way to the event.
"This international gathering provided an opportunity for producers from the United States to interact with producers and to be exposed to various production styles from around the world," commented Burdell Johnson, president for the American Sheep Industry Association. "Mexico did a great job of showcasing its sheep, its operations and its producers to the rest of the world."
The congress spanned seven days and included academic programs, farm visits, sheep shows and a trade show. With more than 700 people representing more than 18 countries in attendance, there was great diversity. Discussions ranged from production systems and breed selection to wool markets, exports and the economics of sheep dairying.
The next congress will be held in Sydney, Australia, in April of 2010.