NC Sheep Producers Association - Summer Field Day July 11, 2015 Location: Clover C Farm - Bunn, NC Host: Carvel & Carol Cheves
Clover C Farm, located in Bunn, NC, is a seventh generation farm specializing in sheep and wool production. The farm takes lambs from birth to market, wool from sheep to shawl, and furnishes club lambs for 4-H showmen all over the state. It is indeed a full spectrum operation.
Agenda: 9:00am- 9:30am – Registration, Refreshments & Trade Show
9:30 – 10:00 – Welcome & Announcements
10:00- 11:00 Session 1: Choose your workshop – all workshops will be offered three times. Everyone will have the opportunity to attend all three.
· Clover C Farm –Farm facilities tour and how it operates – Carvel Cheves
· Livestock Exclusion, Rotational Grazing & Solar Power Water Systems – Charles Bass, Ag Cost Share Tech, Franklin Soil & Water Conservation District
· From Sheep to Shawl – wool production, processing and marketing – Carol Cheves, Alesia Moore, Glenda Moore
11:00 – 12:00 – Session 2: Choose your workshop – all workshops will be offered three times. Everyone will have the opportunity to attend all three. See above for descriptions.
12:00 noon – 1:30pm Lunch (with Local NC Lamb) & Trade Show
1:30 – 2:30 – Session 3: Choose your workshop – all workshops will be offered three times. Everyone will have the opportunity to attend all three. See above for descriptions.
2:30 – 3:30 – NC Sheep Producers Association Business Meeting
I am excited to report that our Field Day in June was a great success. We had 48 members and guests in attendance. Lots of new and valuable information was presented by our speakers. Check the website for copies of the handouts.
The NC Sheep Producer’s Association will hold a Sheep Field Day on Saturday, June 29th at the Small Ruminant Education Unit at NCSU in Raleigh. The event will begin with registration beginning at 9:00am and the program beginning at 9:30. In addition to hearing about NC State’s work with sheep and goats, topics will include speakers on Forages for Sheep, Sericia Lespedeza for Parasite Control, Estrous Synchronization, Ultra Sound Demonstration, Parasite management, Basic of Lamb Meat and Marketing and Basics of Wool Handling. The day will also include a lamb lunch and a short update on NC Sheep Producer Association activities.
Registration is due by Monday, June 24th and is $10 per person or $20 per family (pay when you arrive). Register below or, e-mail email@example.com or call Alesia Moore at 919-554-1187.
Address for the event is 2200 Trenton Rd. in Raleigh, not far from the NC State Fairgrounds.