Modern lamb production field day

A modern lamb production field day hosted by Michigan State University Extension will take place Nov. 3 from 1-5 p.m. at three farms near Eaton Rapids, Mich.

Richard Ehrhardt, Michigan State University Extension small ruminant specialist, will begin the field day with a seminar on modern lamb production that will cover methods to increase production efficiency through seasonal reproduction and by increasing forage utilization.

These ideas will be reinforced and demonstrated by tours and demonstrations including: 

  • A tour of cover crops/complimentary forages grazed by ewes and lambs consisting of brassica varieties (rape, turnips, radishes) and oats planted immediately after a break in this summer’s record drought
  • A tour of an accelerated lambing program that will be nearing the end of the fall birth period. 

The modern lamb production field day hosted by Michigan State University Extension will take place Nov. 3 from 1-5 p.m. at three farms near Eaton Rapids, Mich.  

Schedule:

1-2 p.m. Seminar on Modern lamb production. Onondaga Township Hall, 4756 Baldwin Road, Onondaga, Mich. 49264 (adjacent to the crossroads of Onondaga and Bellevue Roads)

2-3:30 p.m. Complimentary Forage/Cover Crop Grazing demonstration. 4220 S.Waverly Rd, Eaton Rapids, Mich. 48827

3:30-5 p.m. Accelerated production open house at Ehrhardt Farm, 6280 Kinneville Rd, Eaton Rapids, Mich. 48827

All of these events will take place within a 2 mile radius of the Ehrhardt farm, light refreshments provided at the Ehrhardt farm.

For more details, contact Richard Ehrhardt, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), 517-899-0040.

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