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K-State Sheep Day to cover industry programs, consumer trends, and the veterinary feed directive

Stanley Stout Center in Manhattan is the site of the March 5 event.

sheepReleased: Feb. 16, 2016

MANHATTAN, Kan. - Small ruminant livestock producers are invited to attend K-State Sheep Producer Day, March 5, 2016 at Kansas State University’s Stanley Stout Center, across the street and up the hill from the Sheep and Meat Goat Center at 2117 Denison Ave, Manhattan, Kansas.

Workshop topics include: Superior Farms Industry Outlook and Producer Programs; Consumer Trends and Industry Response; Economics; Production Costs and Beyond; and how the Veterinary Feed Directive will impact producers.

The day will feature Lesa Eidman, Superior Farms, as she discusses the industry outlook and producer programs along with consumer trends and the industry’s response. Dustin Pendell, K-State economist, will address the economics of sheep production, and Charles Stark, K-State feed scientist, will explain the impacts of the Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) on sheep operations.

“This will be a great opportunity to determine how producers can better meet our consumers’ demands along with gaining some important economic and management information,” said Brian Faris, K-State Research & Extension sheep and meat goat specialist. The day will end with an opportunity to visit the K-State Sheep & Meat Goat Center and see the recently-completed classroom and apartment currently under construction as the facility nears its completion.

The Kansas Sheep Association will hold its annual business meeting following the educational programs, and a lamb lunch will be served to all paid participants.

Contact Faris with any workshop questions at 785-313-4918 (c) or brfaris@ksu.edu. To register, contact Lois Schreiner at 785-532-1267 or lschrein@ksu.edu. Registration fee is $10.00 if paid by March 2. Late registration is $20.00.

This educational workshop is presented by Kansas State University’s Department of Animal Sciences and Industry and K-State Research and Extension.


K‑State Research and Extension is a short name for the Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, a program designed to generate and distribute useful knowledge for the well‑being of Kansans.  Supported by county, state, federal and private funds, the program has county Extension offices, experiment fields, area Extension offices and regional research centers statewide. Its headquarters is on the K‑State campus in Manhattan.

Story by:
Mary Lou Peter

For more information:
Brian Faris - 785-532-1267 or brfaris@ksu.edu