UW Extension Sheep Task Force to Offer Webinar on Innovation in the Lambing Barn

small white lamb with ear tag looks at the camera with other lambs and sheep blurred in the background
Lambs and ewes at the Laramie Research and Extension Center.

The University of Wyoming Extension Sheep Task Force will offer a free webinar Tuesday, April 23, at 6 p.m. The hourlong event is geared toward Wyoming sheep producers interested in updating their lambing barn facilities and technology.

The presentation will feature guest speakers Regan Smith of Smith Sheep & Stuff and Cord and Kristin Bieber of Bieber Land & Livestock and Skull Creek Targhees. UW Extension sheep specialist Whit Stewart and UW Extension educator Makayla Getz will help guide the discussion.

“This webinar is for sheep producers looking for ways to adapt their lambing barn management more effectively, both improving the lambing facilities and how EID [electronic identification] and other technological improvements have helped them make timely decisions and reduce labor,” says Stewart. “This forum is unique because it’s a forum for sheep producers to learn from other sheep producers’ experiences.”

In the second half of the webinar, virtual attendees will have the opportunity to submit questions to the group. For anyone unable to attend, the webinar will be recorded and made available on the UW Sheep Program website after the event.

Registration for the event is required by noon on Monday, April 22, and can be completed at http://tiny.CC/UWESheepTF. Contact Micah Most at the Johnson County Extension office for assistance at (307) 684-7522 or mmost@uwyo.edu.

The University of Wyoming Sheep Task Force is an effort that combines evidence-based research with on-the-ground implementation and is comprised of university specialists, extension educators, and graduate researchers serving Wyoming’s sheep producers.

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