Climate Outlook Shows Cold Conclusion to Winter 2018

Colder than average temperatures are likely to carry through March 2018, according to the latest National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Climate Outlook released today, Feb. 15, 2018.

“The last two weeks of February will likely be colder than average, and that pattern is likely to carry into March,” explained Laura Edwards, SDSU Extension State Climatologist.

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Lamb and Wool meeting for both current, new members

URBANA, Ill. — Join the Illinois Lamb and Wool Producers for an informative program and annual meeting Saturday, March 17.

The event will be held at the University of Illinois Stock Pavilion, 1402 W Pennsylvania Ave., Urbana. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.

The program includes informative topics for those who have raised sheep for many years and those new to sheep production. Several different topics will be discussed by industry experts, as well as current sheep producers.

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Get Certified to Scan Sheep

By: American Sheep Industry Association

Livestock producers have struggled through the years to measure the carcass merit of live animals quantitatively to select for superior genetics. Collecting loin-eye and fat-depth measurements via ultrasonic technologies is an accurate tool to predict carcass merit. However, it has not become widely accepted in the sheep industry. Consequently, not enough trained technicians are available to collect this information for seedstock producers.

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