INDIANA’S FIRST SHEEP AND WOOL MARKET COUNCIL TO BEGIN JULY 1

AMANDA GEE

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Indiana sheep producers have voted in favor of forming an Indiana Sheep and Wool Market Development Council, which will begin July 1.

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HEAVY LIFTERS

JULIET GRABLE

They’re nimble. They’re hardy. They’ll carry your food, water and tent during the day and hang around the campfire with you at night. Friendly as dogs and mule-strong, pack goats are becoming popular trail companions. Suzanne Willow and Lanita Witt of Willow-Witt Ranch had been raising goats for food and fiber for years when a Sierra magazine article turned Suzanne on to their potential as trail animals.

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FOOTROT IN SHEEP AND GOATS

LYNN PEZZANITE, DR. MIKE NEARY, TERRY HUTCHENS

Footrot is a costly disease in the sheep and goat industry. Countless producers lose time and money each year in an attempt to control it in their flock or herd. If footrot becomes a problem, it takes much effort and labor to control symptoms and eliminate it. However, footrot is a preventable disease with attentive management.

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