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Growing Your Operation’s Productivity & Profitability From the Ground Up
November 30, 2017 - December 2, 2017
Come join us for the joint meeting of the Oregon Sheep Growers and the Oregon Forage & Grassland Council! Make room reservations before November 20 to get the group rate: $89 + tax. Call the Holiday Inn directly at 541-284-0707. Register for the conference here: http://sheeporegon.com/2017-convention/
Thursday – Nov. 30
OFGC & OSGA sponsored Forage & Sheep Tours Details of Tour sites and directions will be available soon. Check the OFGC web site: oregonforage.org
4:00 – 6:00 PM – Workshop
Martin Dally of Super Sire Ltd.
Improving Reproductive Efficiency and Artificial Insemination
6:00 PM – Cayle Krebs Memorial Reception Welcome Reception & BBQ for All
Friday – Dec. 1
OFGC No-Host Breakfast & conversation
Dr. Joe Snyder DVM (2 sessions)
Beyond Dewormers: Parasite Control in Grazing Animals
Vaccinology: Use and Misuse of Vaccines in Grazing Animals
Amber Moore, OSU, Crop & Soil Science Extension
Soils to Maintain Forages
John Williams, OSU Extension, Wallowa County
Wolves in Oregon, Facts, Issues and Research
Rusty Burgett, Director, NSIP
NSIP in the Sheep Industry
Walt Davis (by video conference)
Author and Rancher – How Not to go Broke Ranching
Dave Pratt, Ranching for Profit
The 3 Secrets for Increasing Profit (3 hr workshop)
Woody Lane, Lane Livestock Services
Technology Tips: A Sharing Session – Technology in Ranching. Bring your smartphone and your favorite apps.
Cody Hiemke (by video conference)
Buying & Selling Lamb in Higher-End Markets: The Niman Ranch Lamb Program
Turning Mutton into Money: Innovative uses for Mutton
Kathy Voth (pre-recorded video)
Livestock for Landscapes – Teaching Cows to Eat Weeds
Special Bonus: 9 am to 5:30 PM
Skills 101: Small group discussions for producers at all levels, led by industry experts. Drop in at any point & bring your questions!
Topics: Lambing Time Management, Pasture Layout & Design, Soil Health and Management, Grazing Management
Note: Meet the Speakers – Following each talk, there will be an opportunity to meet the speaker for more questions.
Friday Evening FUN – No Host Reception & Dinner, followed by Annual FUNdraising Auction
Saturday, Dec. 2
OSGA Industry Reports & Annual Meeting
Dave Williams, Wildlife Services, Dan Dawson, Douglas County Livestock Pilot, Project on Trapping Surveillance, ASI Report – Reed Anderson, And More!
OSGA Annual Business Meeting Luncheon