President’s Message - cont.
One lesson I learned the hard way is that you can’t seem to have too much ram power at the start of the breeding season. With my small flock, one or two rams would normally be plenty; however, I’ve had years where a ram lamb wasn’t quite mature enough and my old ram injured one of his back legs making it impossible for him to mount ewes effectively. Three weeks into the breeding season I found myself without a stud ram. Fortunately a friend of mine had a
good quality ram he wasn’t using that I was able to lease until my older ram recovered from his injury. Now I try to make sure I at least have access to one or two extra rams, just in case.
Good luck to everyone as you get your flocks ready for the breeding season. Perhaps I’ll see some of you at the state fair. Hopefully I’ll see quite a few of you at the MLWP annual meeting in Rochester this winter.
Baa Booth —Cont.
thank Kirk, Jill, and JT, as well as all of you who will be helping out manning the booth for a shift or two
Refer to the Baa Booth volunteer form on p. 3.
a million potential consumers than having a strong presence at the Minnesota State fair.
If you can help with the Baa Booth, please complete the form on p.3 and return it to Kirk & Jill Roe at:
320 E. 11th Street Blue Earth, MN 56013-2147
526 - 5845 Home
525 – 0970 Cell
during the state fair. I think you’ll find their enthusiasm is contagious. We’re looking forward to seeing the Baa booth improve. What better way to promote the sheep industry to over
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