First lambing and kidding clinic brings valuable resource to lamb producers

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NORTH PLATTE, Neb.-- The lambing market is growing in Nebraska and University educators are doing their best to educate as many people as possible about it.

The Nebraska Sheep and Goat Producers Association
has partnered with Nebraska extension to bring together new goat producers and old for a "Lambing and Kidding School" in hopes that everyone can learn something new about their operation.

Today, January 27th, 2018 the first lambing and kidding clinic was held to teach people important methods of birthing, weaning, and proper nutrition to ensure healthy offspring.

The class was meant to help producers establish common grounds in terms of body scoring, de-horning, and banding.

Organizers say it's a great way for people to get hands on experience and learn more about this growing industry.

"A lot of times these things are important because they build networks and they put people in contact with other folks that help them do a better job of doing what they want to do so if they learn a couple things here today we're happy and that's great," says Brian Vander Ley, a veterinary epidemiologist.

The next lambing and kidding clinic will be held April 27th, 2018 in Fullerton, Nebraska as part of their spring tour.