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'Shepherd's Clinic' focuses on small ruminants

Indianhead Sheep and Goat Breeders Association Small Ruminant Clinic, formally the Indianhead Sheep Breeders Association "Shepherds Clinic" begins at 8:45 a.m. Feb. 3 at the Conference Center in the Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College, 1900 College Drive, Rice Lake, Wis.

Registration opens at 8 a.m.

This 24th annual clinic continues to be one of the largest educational events of the winter for sheep, and now includes goat producers, and 4-H and FFA youth in the Upper Midwest.

The 2018 Small Ruminant Clinic Program "Successfully Managing Small Ruminants" offers keynote speakers and others offering information helpful to raising goats and sheep.

Youth will have a day filled with Intro to Sheep & Goats: Meat & Dairy, How to Feed Small Ruminants and a Fitting and Showing your Project Animal. A Skillathon will test what the youth have learned throughout the day. The youth clinic qualifies for any educational requirements that your counties may require to show.

Register online at and mail to Barron County UW-Extension, 335 Monroe Ave., Room 2206, Barron, WI 54812. Direct questions to Duane Klindworth at (715) 471-0403. You can also pull up the registration form and view the clinic schedule on the ISGBA Facebook page or www. The registration fee to attend the Small Ruminant Clinic is $40 per person for ISGBA members and $50 per person non-members. FFA and 4-H, and other youth pay $15 per person for the clinic. The registration fee covers the program costs, and the noon meal. Registration deadline is Jan. 26. Late registrations cost an additional $10 for adults and $5 for youth.