You are here: Home Newsreleases
 
Document Actions

Sheep Starter Flocks Available for N.D. Youth

Images
Dillon Stroh of Tappen, a 2016 recipient of a starter flock, picks up his ewes. (NDSU photo) Dillon Stroh of Tappen, a 2016 recipient of a starter flock, picks up his ewes. (NDSU photo)
The deadline to apply for a starter flock is June 5.

Young North Dakotans with an interest in sheep have an opportunity to get a start in the sheep industry with their own ewes.

Each year, the North Dakota Lamb and Wool Producers Association (NDLWPA) and North Dakota State University Extension Service select a group of youth and young adults 10 to 22 years old to receive a flock of 10 ewes.

“The intent is to encourage and assist young people to enter the sheep and wool industries and help sustain this important food and fiber industry and our American culture,” says Travis Hoffman, NDSU Extension sheep specialist. “It is an exciting time for growth in sheep and lamb production in North Dakota.”

This is the ninth year for the program. Seventy-six starter flocks have been awarded.

The ewes, which the NDLWPA purchases, will be available for pickup in Hettinger in late September. A mentor will be available to answer the recipients’ questions and help them with keeping records, making progress reports and setting management goals.

Starter flock recipients will reimburse the program for 20 percent of cost of the ewes in each of years two, three and four to keep the program growing for others. This year’s recipients will be recognized at the annual NDLWPA convention in Fargo on Dec. 1-2.

Applications for a starter flock are due June 5. Visit the NDLWPA website at http://www.ndsheep.org for the application. Submit applications to: NDLWPA, 3711 131st Ave. S.E., Tower City, ND 58071 or via email at ndlwpa@gmail.com.

For more information about the starter flock program, contact Hoffman at 701-231-BAAA (2222) or travis.w.hoffman@ndsu.edu.


NDSU Agriculture Communication - May 26, 2017

Source:Travis Hoffman, 701-231-2222, travis.w.hoffman@ndsu.edu
Editor:Ellen Crawford, 701-231-5391, ellen.crawford@ndsu.edu
Columns
Spotlight on Economics: Spotlight on Economics: Oil Boom and Crime  (2018-06-13)  Tackling crime problems in rural boomtowns requires policies and strategies that respond to communities’ needs.  FULL STORY
BeefTalk: BeefTalk: Future of Beef Revisited - Global Competitiveness  (2018-06-21)  Beef producers need to think globally.  FULL STORY
Prairie Fare: Prairie Fare: Stay Hydrated During Warm Summer Months  (2018-06-14)  Children, older adults and outdoor workers are especially vulnerable to dehydration.  FULL STORY
 
Use of Releases
The news media and others may use these news releases in their entirety. If the articles are edited, the sources and NDSU must be given credit.
 

Powered by Plone, the Open Source Content Management System