National Sheep Symposium Looks at Ways to Increase Sheep Production
May 18, 2012

The National Sheep Symposium will bring top sheep production experts from across the United States to the Clay County Fairgrounds in Spencer, Iowa, on July 27 and 28. The symposium, titled "Using Technology to Attack the Let's Grow with twoPLUS Initiative," joins the campaign to encourage current producers to expand their sheep numbers by 2014. 
 
Speakers will discuss how to increase the number of lambs born per ewe, increase the survival of lambs born and improve the lean meat yield from those lambs. The goal is to increase productivity, helping those already in the industry to achieve new levels of production efficiency. 
 
The symposium is being held in conjunction with the National Sheep Improvement Program's Center of the Nation Sale, which will follow the symposium on Saturday, July 28. To registration for the symposium, go to www.aep.iastate.edu/sheep/homepage.html.