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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


November 30, 2017
December 2, 2017


Holiday Inn, Springfield, Oregon
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