Shepherding from the living room
grazing TeleNets available
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URBANA -- Sheep
producers can participate in three upcoming University of Illinois
Extension sheep grazing TeleNets from their own homes. The programs
are scheduled for March 8, March 29 and July 26 and begin at 7 p.m.
"The March 8 program will be a
round-table program focusing on planning the sheep grazing system,"
said Richard Cobb, U of I Extension sheep specialist. "We'll cover
the layout and design of paddocks as well as water systems. Forage
levels to meet the nutritional needs of sheep will also be
discussed. Producers will learn how to estimate the amount of forage
they have available."
Presenters for the March 8
program include Jim Morrison, U of I Extension crop systems educator
based in Rockford; Stanley Jay Solomon, an Extension engineering
technology educator at the East Peoria center; and Dean Oswald, an
Extension animal systems educator based in Macomb.
The March 29 program will
address early season grazing management of pastures as well as
preparing the sheep to go to pasture. Presenters include Morrison,
Oswald and Cobb.
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The final program, on July 26,
will deal with late summer forage management and sheep breeding
management on pasture. Presenters will be the same as for the March
"This is the second year for
these programs, and they are set up so participants can call in from
their homes," said Cobb. "Producers will be able to ask questions
and contribute to the discussions. All topic papers will be posted
on Illini SheepNet (http://sheepnet.outreach.uiuc.edu/)
prior to the meeting date so producers can download the
Those interested in participating should contact Cobb at (217)
333-7351 for more information.
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