The Ohio Heartland Sheep Improvement Association, along with the Ohio Sheep and Wool check-off program, is sponsoring a spring lambing and kidding school on Saturday, May 5. It will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the OARDC Sheep Facility Barn, 5651 Fredericksburg Road, Wooster. Dr. Eric Shaver, DVM, of East Holmes Veterinary Clinic in Berlin, and Doug Clevenger, OARDC sheep facility manager, will provide the leadership for the school. The morning session will be devoted to discussion that will include topics such as the motherís body condition management prior to lambing or kidding, the birth process, providing housing, supplies and medications to have on hand, handling emergencies, feeding recommendations, and weaning. The afternoon will be spent in hands-on work in the barn with the mothers and lambs using the knowledge gained that morning.
There is a charge for the school. Lunch will be provided and is included in the cost. For registration, contact Suzie Gortner at 419-869-7353 or firstname.lastname@example.org
. Preregistration is recommended but walk-ins are welcome also. The school will be held rain or shine. Participants are asked to wear clean clothes and footwear to minimize cross-contamination.