The executive board of the American Sheep Industry Association (ASI) has set its fall meeting for Nov. 9-10, 2009, in Denver, Colo.
As part of the meeting, the board will tour the Superior Farms Denver facility where the first set of data for the lamb carcass instrument evaluation study was collected at the end of September. An explanation of the study and of the equipment will be shared by staff from Colorado State University who are assisting with the study along with the ASI lamb council and U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Marketing Service.
Top agenda items for this meeting include the efforts of the American Wool Council to secure the availability of the superwash process in America, management information for livestock protection dogs, updates from the LRP-Lamb program and ASI council and committee reports.
The committee to re-build the sheep inventory in the United States is also planning its first meeting in Denver, Colo., on Nov. 10-11, 2009, where it will begin looking at ways to increase lamb and wool production. The initial task of this diverse committee will be to identify producer challenges as well as those experienced by businesses downstream from the farm and ranch gate that may be limiting growth.