(April 1, 2013) The 2013 Western Section of the American Society of Animal Science (WSASAS) Sheep Symposium will be held on June 19 at the Museum of the Rockies on the campus of Montana State University in Bozeman, Mont. The session runs from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
This year's conference, Integrating Advanced Concepts into Traditional Practices, will include invited speakers from around the country. Invited speakers include:
• Rodney Kott, Ph.D., Impact of Research on the Sheep Industry;
• David Anderson, Ph.D., The U.S. Lamb Market;
• Rebecca Cockrum, Ph.D., Applying Genomic Selection Technology to the Sheep Industry;
• Thomas Craig, DVM, Ph.D., Sheep Parasites: Problems, Resistance, New Products and Practices for Parasite Control;
• Rachel Frost, Ph.D., Alternative Grazing Strategies for Industry Diversification and Rangeland Improvement;
• Keith Inskeep, Ph.D., Factors Related to the Ewe That Affect Prolificacy in Sheep;
• Peter Orwick, American Sheep Industry Association Initiatives for Industry Growth;
• Kim Vonnahme, Ph.D., Maternal Environment Impacts Fetal and Offspring Outcomes in Sheep;
• John Walker, Ph.D., Sheep, Black Swans and the Future of Agriculture; and
• Travis Whitney, Ph.D., Alternative Feeds: For a Temporary Crisis or Permanent Problem.
There is no registration or registration fee for growers or extension attendees. For additional information, contact Patrick Hatfield at 406-994-7952 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org .