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by rvos
Fri Jun 02, 2017 8:37 am
Forum: Events, conferences, etc.
Topic: Iowa Sheep and Wool Festival
Replies: 4
Views: 533

Re: Iowa Sheep and Wool Festival

Hi Dave, I agree that the timing isn't the very best for those with crops, I am in that situation a bit too, but its when the venue was available and we tried to coincide with the Iowa Sheep and Wool Festival. I helped write the grant and coordinate some of the event. The Iowa Sheep Industry Associa...
by rvos
Thu May 25, 2017 10:28 am
Forum: Events, conferences, etc.
Topic: Iowa Sheep and Wool Festival
Replies: 4
Views: 533

Re: Iowa Sheep and Wool Festival

I was curious, what time of year you think would be best for someone in your situation? I could see maybe July working better?
by rvos
Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:09 am
Forum: Events, conferences, etc.
Topic: Midwest Commercial Sheep Production Workshops, Ames Iowa
Replies: 0
Views: 324

Midwest Commercial Sheep Production Workshops, Ames Iowa

Midwest Commercial Sheep Production Workshops Saturday, June 17, 2017 8:30Am-4:30PM Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center, Iowa State University, Ames https://www.haslc.ag.iastate.edu/location-and-hours Pre-registration $35/attendee: http://www.iowasheepandwoolfestival.com/education.html For mo...
by rvos
Mon Jun 17, 2013 7:01 pm
Forum: LambPlan and NSIP
Topic: Center of the Nation Sale featuring NSIP Sheep
Replies: 57
Views: 8258

Re: Center of the Nation Sale featuring NSIP Sheep

Were the educational sessions from last year's event recorded? If so, are they available?

Randall
by rvos
Fri Jul 06, 2012 8:10 pm
Forum: LambPlan and NSIP
Topic: Expect a lot more during the Center of the Nation Sale
Replies: 10
Views: 2818

Re: Expect a lot more during the Center of the Nation Sale

Have there been any thoughts on video taping and posting recordings of the sessions somewhere for those that are not able to attend the program?

Randall
by rvos
Sun Mar 27, 2011 7:43 am
Forum: LambPlan and NSIP
Topic: Grass Raised v's Grain
Replies: 85
Views: 9585

Re: Grass Raised v's Grain

If you consider the performance of sheep in lamb production systems and not lamb finishing, there was a study at MARC several years back that compared crossbred (Romanov X) ewes sired by rams of five different breeds. I read that study a few times in the past and found it to be pretty interesting a...
by rvos
Wed Mar 16, 2011 6:43 am
Forum: Breeding and lambing
Topic: Lambing Jugs
Replies: 19
Views: 5951

Re: Lambing Jugs

I don't jug either. I lamb 100 ewes in the same pen and I only check the sheep once a day. I do have a few problems every once in a while because of it. I feed round bales outside the barn and all sheep have access to go in and out as they please. Carl Thanks for the input. How big of an indoor and...
by rvos
Mon Mar 14, 2011 12:56 pm
Forum: Breeding and lambing
Topic: Lambing Jugs
Replies: 19
Views: 5951

Lambing Jugs

I had a question for those that lamb in indoor facilities. How many of you use lambing jugs/pens? Traditional practice of some in the Midwest is to jug them after lambing for a day per lamb. So 1 day for a single, 2 days for twins, etc. If you use lambing jugs, how long do you use them for? Is anyon...
by rvos
Fri Jan 07, 2011 9:38 pm
Forum: LambPlan and NSIP
Topic: scale set up for lamb plan
Replies: 22
Views: 3168

Re: scale set up for lamb plan

Have you had any issues with not being able to read the numbers on the scale in cold weather?
by rvos
Tue Dec 21, 2010 4:02 pm
Forum: LambPlan and NSIP
Topic: Texels
Replies: 21
Views: 2505

Re: Texels

So I guess I am getting back to my question about wether or not you can compare terminal sire EBVs between different breeds. From what is sounds like is yes? But, if I am at a sale with ram lambs of the different breeds that will be presented with the EBV's based on that breed average, I am assuming...
by rvos
Mon Dec 20, 2010 12:14 pm
Forum: LambPlan and NSIP
Topic: Texels
Replies: 21
Views: 2505

Re: Texels

This may be a stupid question, but is there any way to compare between different breeds? I was under the impression (right or wrong) that in the NSIP program, each breed data was kept seperate, and so the data was presented on just each breed. While that is good, what about if you are not in a purbr...
by rvos
Sun Nov 21, 2010 1:51 pm
Forum: Tools of the trade
Topic: RFID tags
Replies: 6
Views: 1089

RFID tags

I was curious if any had used and found RFID tags and the reader devices to be an econimical tool. I am aware that some have trialed equipment through some government programs, but I am most interested if people have pruchased it on their own and found it to be economical and why or why not.

thanks

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