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Free sheep-focused classes offered May 1 in Pierce, Neb.
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Free sheep-focused classes offered May 1 in Pierce, Neb.

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Aaron Gillespie has 25 sheep, which were added to his operation in 2020 to graze some of his interseeding.

The Nebraska Sheep and Goat Producers and Nebraska Extension are offering a new educational program geared toward new sheep producers. The Beginning Shepherd Program will be offered May 1st in Pierce, Nebraska.

The speakers and topics for the program are:

Marty Stewart – Sheep Basics/Choosing Your Flock

Rhonda McClure – All About Wool

Ivan Rush – Feeding the Flock

Randy Saner – Grazing a Flerd

Rachel Gibb -Beginning Flock Health

Michael Littlefield - Shearing Demonstration

Sheep Producer Panel & Hoof Trimming Demonstration

The program will be held at the Pierce County Fairgrounds at the Veggie Palace/4-H Livestock area in Pierce Nebraska. Registration will start at 8:30 a.m.

Pre-registration will save you $10. To preregister contact Mellisa Nicholson at 308-386-8378 or

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