Congratulations Ashley Hayward, on your 2016 Supreme Champion Ewe!
Youth Sheep Show Classes
1) Market Lamb Heavy weight ( to be split after weigh in) 2) Market Lamb Light weight. ( to be split after weigh in) 3) Yearling Ram Lamb (born before Sept.1, 2015) 4) Sr. Ram lamb (born between Sept. 1 and Dec 31, 2015) 5) Jr. Ram lamb (born after Jan.1, 2016) 6) Yearling ewe 7) Sr. ewe lamb (born between Sept. 1 and Dec.31,2015) 8) Jr. ewe lamb (born after Jan. 1, 2016) 9) Flock (2 ewes and 1 ram of any age)
Congratulations, Frances Pendleton, on your 2016 Grand Champion Market Lamb!
Each year, the University of Maine Cooperative Extension offers a FAMACHA workshop at NELE for sheep and goat producers interested in learning more about an internal parasite of small ruminants. The practical workshops show producers how to determine the degree of infection from the barber pole worm (Haemonchus contorutus) by observing the blood color of the capillaries around the eyes of sheep or goats.
The workshops are presented by two members of UMaine Extension’s sheep research team: Thomas Settlemire and Richard Brzozowski. Participants will receive an information packet and record sheets. The workshop fee is $20 per farm.