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  Ontario sheep focus

Ontario Sheep Focus will be help July 17 and 18 at the Markham Fairground. An extensive producer education program has been planned for the two days of the show.

On Sat., July 17 the following topics will highlight the program: 9:15 am Learning to use Body Condition Scoring as an effective Feeding Management Tool and The Importance of Forage Sampling and Testing in Feeding Management; 10 am Drenching and Vaccinating your Ewes the Easy Way; 10:45 am Year 2005 and Beyond Ð Ontario Sheep Marketing Agency's Strategic Plan; 11:30 am Evaluating Rams for Physical and Breeding Soundness; 12:15 pm Comparing Out of Season Breeding Programs; 2 pm Do Your Handling Procedures of Sheep Health Products take into account Human Health and Safety; 3:30 pm Handling Systems Ð design and layout to capitalize on Sheep Behaviour.

On Sun., July 18 the following topics will be covered: 10 am Ultrasound Use and its Application to Genetic Improvement Programs; 10:45 am Identification Systems in Sheep Production; 11:30 am Dealing with Foot Problems in Sheep; 12 noon Foot Trimming Demonstration; 12:20 pm Handling ewes in preparation for Shearing, Shearing Demonstration, Proper Fleece Handling, Skirting and Packing.



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