Dairy sheep producers to gather in Idaho for annual symposium
It’s an exciting time to be milking sheep. The small but growing dairy sheep industry in the U.S. now has access to top dairy sheep genetics from France, thanks to tireless work by one of our members to lift federal restrictions on the importation of semen from the Lacaune breed.
Producers have also started participating in a program to deeply analyze flock data as a way to make breeding decisions that will significantly boost the milk production of their ewes.
The Idaho Symposium will take place November 7-10, 2019 in Idaho Falls. Topics to be covered by various speakers include the future of American sheep milk cheeses, selling bottled milk direct to consumers, how to hire seasonal H-2A workers, and understanding how cheese flavor is influenced by pasture species. Farm tours and a cheese tasting are also on the schedule.
For more information or to register, visit dsana.org and go to the Symposium page: https://www.dsana.org/2019-symposium#!event-register/2019/11/7/2019-dairy-sheep-symposium.