save the date for the 23rd annual dairy sheep symposium in quebec
The 23rd Annual Dairy Sheep Symposium is taking place from Nov 30th - Dec 2nd this year at the Estrimont Suites and Spas, Orford (near Sherbrooke), Quebec. The title of this year's symposium is “Profitability in Dairy Sheep Production”, and it will focus on genetics and nutrition of dairy sheep flocks. Each year the Dairy Sheep Association of North America travels to a different North American location for this event. Quebec is one of the perfect spots for an event like this to be held as it has a vibrant community of sheep-milk producers and artisan cheesemakers. The 2017 symposium will feature discussions on the development of long-term breeding plans, using milk data, the diet of dairy sheep, and the nutrition of youngstock; producer and cheesemaker panels; and presentations from dairy sheep researchers in Canada and the Roquefort region of France. There will also be visits to Quebec dairy sheep and cheesemaking operations -- and don’t forget the banquet with dozens of DSANA members’ sheeps-milk cheeses!
For more information click HERE or contact the organisers directly.
Laurel Kieffer (DSANA President): 715-797-3909
Maria-Chantal Houde (2017 Symposium Chair): 819-578-7234
Bee Tolman: 315-760-2766 (Dairy Sheep Association member): 315-760-2766