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  • Junior sheep day set for March 31

  • MANHATTAN, Kan. — March 31 is the date for the Kansas Junior Sheep Producer Day to be held at Kansas State University’s Weber Arena in Manhattan.


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  • MANHATTAN, Kan. — March 31 is the date for the Kansas Junior Sheep Producer Day to be held at Kansas State University’s Weber Arena in Manhattan.
    The day will bring together youth, parents, sheep project leaders and others to increase their knowledge about sheep production and management.
    “The event is designed for all ages and skill levels. We work hard to provide a hands-on learning experience for younger participants,” said Chelsea Tomascik, youth livestock coordinator at K-State.
    Registration begins at 8:45 a.m., with the program starting at 9:30 a.m. Featured speakers and K-State faculty and staff will cover such topics as:
    • Selecting Your Youth Sheep Project.
    • Facilities, General Care and Health/Vaccination.
    • Breeds and Sheep Identification.
    • Shearing and Fitting for the Show.
    • Nutrition.
    • Nose Printing and DNA.
    • Showmanship.
    All participants will receive a complimentary lunch.
    K-State Research and Extension, American Lamb Board, Harris Show Lambs and Essential Show Feeds sponsor the event.
    The cost to register is $20 per person. More information and printable registration forms are available by contacting Chelsea Tomascik (tomascik@ksu.edu or 785-532-1264) or Brian Faris (brfaris@ksu.edu or 785-532-1242) or online at www.YouthLivestock.KSU.edu.