Small Ruminant Webinar Series Upcoming Topics

APRIL TOPIC:

University of Wisconsin Small Ruminant Webinar Series on Direct Marketing, April 15th, 2020

(Madison) The University of Wisconsin Animal Sciences Department and the Division of Extension will be hosting a small ruminant webinar series on April 15th, 2020 related to Direct Marketing. The program will start at 7:30 p.m. and end by 9 p.m. CST. These meetings can be taken from your home using a computer, a phone, or at your local extension office using Zoom technology. Check with your extension office if they plan to host. Zoom meetings allow for more natural interaction between the presenters and participants and provide an opportunity to ask questions and have a discussion with other online users.

“We are excited to bring back this type of remote education for sheep producers across Wisconsin,” said Todd Taylor, UW Madison Shepherd. These webinars are a new spin from the long-standing and widespread sheep ETN meetings that retired Dr. Dave Thomas, sheep specialist, hosted during his tenure at the University of Wisconsin.

Jeff Swenson will be joining as April’s guest speaker talking about direct marketing options for Wisconsin producers. Jeff joined DATCP in November 2006 as an Economic Development Consultant specializing in livestock and meat in the Department’s Division of Agricultural Development. The division assists farmers and ag businesses to find ways to add value to their farm production, modernize and expand. His primary responsibilities are working with beef, pork and sheep producers as well as Wisconsin’s meat processing facilities. He is directly involved with outreach to Wisconsin’s livestock associations and agribusiness groups. His past experience includes working for Equity Cooperative Livestock Sales Association, Semex Beef and the Sitel Corporation. Jeff grew up on a beef and dairy farm in southeast Minnesota. He has a B.S. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

How to connect to the webinar: 

Join Zoom Meeting

https://uwextension.zoom.us/j/836392661

Meeting ID: 836 392 661

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Of note: A phone connection will allow you to hear the speaker while a computer or mobile app connection will allow you to hear and see the speaker, other participants, and presentation slides.

Review this video ahead of the meeting on how to join a meeting.

https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193-How-Do-I-Join-A-Meeting-

For more information, please contact Megan Nelson, Livestock Outreach Program Manager, UW Division of Extension at (608) 282-5572, megan.nelson@wisc.edu.

 

MAY TOPIC:

University of Wisconsin Small Ruminant Webinar Series on Estimated Breeding Values, May 20th, 2020

(Madison) The University of Wisconsin Animal Sciences Department and the Division of Extension will be hosting a small ruminant webinar series on May 20th, 2020 related to Estimated Breeding Values. The program will start at 7:30 p.m. and end by 9 p.m. CST. These meetings can be taken from your home using a computer, a phone, or at your local extension office using Zoom technology. Check with your extension office if they plan to host. Zoom meetings allow for more natural interaction between the presenters and participants and provide an opportunity to ask questions and have a discussion with other online users.

“We are excited to bring back this type of remote education for sheep producers across Wisconsin,” said Todd Taylor, UW Madison Shepherd. These webinars are a new spin from the long-standing and widespread sheep ETN meetings that retired Dr. Dave Thomas, sheep specialist, hosted during his tenure at the University of Wisconsin.

Dr. Tom Murphy will be joining as May’s guest speaker and will be discussing how to use Estimated Breeding Values to select more profitable sheep. Dr. Murphy is a research geneticist with the USDA ARS at the Roman L. Hruska Meat Animal Research Center in Clay Center, Nebraska. His research program investigates breed and other genetic effects that influence the performance, health, and meat and wool quality of sheep in intensive and extensive production systems.

How to connect to the webinar: 

Join Zoom Meeting

https://uwextension.zoom.us/j/220373952

Meeting ID: 220 373 952

One tap mobile

+16465588656,,220373952# US (New York)

Dial by your location

+1 646 558 8656 US (New York)

Of note: A phone connection will allow you to hear the speaker while a computer or mobile app connection will allow you to hear and see the speaker, other participants, and presentation slides.

Review this video ahead of the meeting on how to join a meeting.

https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193-How-Do-I-Join-A-Meeting-

For more information, please contact Megan Nelson, Livestock Outreach Program Manager, UW Division of Extension at (608) 282-5572, megan.nelson@wisc.edu.