Montana Hosting Sheep Symposium
April 5, 2013

Integrating Advanced Concepts into Traditional Practices sheep symposium will be held at the Museum of the Rockies on the Montana State University campus in Bozeman, Mont., on June 19. All producers are encouraged to attend this informative and timely symposium. 
A list of distinguished speakers has been released and includes Rodney Kott, Ph.D., Impact of Research on the Sheep Industry; David Anderson, Ph.D., The U.S. Lamb Market; Rebecca Cockrum, Ph.D., Applying Genomic Selection Technology to the Sheep Industry; Thomas Craig, DVM, Sheep Parasites: Problems, Resistance, New Products and Practices for Parasite Control; Rachel Frost, Ph.D., Alternative Grazing Strategies for Industry Diversification and Rangeland Improvement; Keith Inskeep, Factors Related to the Ewe That Affect Prolificacy in Sheep; Peter Orwick, ASI Initiatives for Industry Growth; Kim Vonnahme, Ph.D., Maternal Environment Impacts Fetal and Offspring Outcomes in Sheep; John Walker, Ph.D., Sheep, Black Swans and the Future of Agriculture; and Travis Whitney, Ph.D., Alternative Feeds: For a Temporary Crisis or Permanent Problem. 
Additional information can be obtained by contacting Patrick Hatfield at 406-994-7952 or 
The symposium is sponsored by the Western Extension, Research and Academic Coordinating Sheep Committee, the Western Section American Association of Animal Science, Montana State University, Department of Animal and Range Sciences and the Montana Wool Growers Association.