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Shepherd’s Bulletin

M i n n e s o t a L a m b & Wo o l P r o d u c e r s A s s o c i a t i o n

Roe Family to coordinate Baa Booth

A special thanks to the Kirk and Jill Roe family of Blue Earth, MN for agreeing to coordinate the Baa Booth at the state fair. For the past several years, we have had difficulty finding volunteers to work at the Baa Booth, partially because we did not have a leader to take charge of it.

At our winter meeting, the board decided to discontinue funding the Baa booth, on the basis that it was not meeting the needs of our organization. After the meeting, we were contacted by a number of members who felt the Baa booth was extremely important, and asked that

Jill, Lizzie, Lexi, JT & Kirk Roe Baa Booth Coordinators

we reconsider our decision. In the last newsletter, we asked for someone to step forward and provide leadership to the Baa booth. The Roe family did just that. They presented a

plan, including a detailed budget, which our board unanimously approved.

On behalf of the board of directors, I’d like to

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President’s Message - Jeremy Geske

Due to some pretty dry weather in this part of the state, I had to bring my ewes home from pasture early this summer. Soon it will be time to de-worm and start flushing the ewes for the breeding season.

Most of us probably have a routine down to get our ewes ready for breeding, but ram management is just

as important. Not only do the rams need to be de- wormed, have their hooves trimmed, and fed into good condition; we need to do our best to keep them cool during the extremely hot days in July and August. Heat stress can cause temporary sterility in rams that can really make it difficult for those of us

who try to get early winter lambs.

I’ve had good luck using marking harnesses to monitor if my rams are getting the job done. They also help me predict due dates for better lambing time management.

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Summer 2007

MLWP Officers & Directors

President—Jeremy Geske 952-758-7938 geskesheep@aol.com

1st VP—Dan Persons 320-986-2336

  • 2nd VP—Don Adelman 952-466-2451

  • Secretary—Sheilina Nohner 320-237-3577

  • Treasurer—Glenette Sperry 651-257-6735

Past Presidents - Holmquist

Bob Padula 320-269-7973 Gene 507-853-4409

  • NE Dir. - Warner Johnson 651-257-0827

  • NW Dir - Karen Stormo 218-776-2223

  • SE Dir. - Steve Scheffert 507-835-3951

  • SW Dir. - Doug Mathias 507-376-9665

  • WC Dir. - Mike Haubrich 320-826-2526

  • Metro Dir. & Membership Chair - Patty Anderson 952-447-4184

  • Satellite Reps are listed on the web site:


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