Lambing and Kidding School, Jan. 21; Register by Jan. 18


The 2023 Eastern Nebraska Lambing and Kidding School will be held on Saturday, Jan. 21 from 8:30 a.m. to approximately 6 p.m. and feature farm tours, hands-on demonstrations and presentations by expert speakers. Nebraska Extension is hosting the clinic that will include stops in Lincoln, Syracuse and Burchard. Participants provide their own transportation between locations.

First stop will be in Lincoln, with a sheep farm tour at Pickinpaugh Livestock, 9801 Van Dorn Street.

Second stop will be in Syracuse for lunch and presentations at the Otoe County Fairgrounds, 198 Plum Street. Speakers include:
• Ryan Hassebrook, local sheep producer, will speak on proper nutrition and feeding programs.
• Becky Funk, DVM, will discuss when lambing and kidding doesn’t go as planned.
• Randy Saner, Nebraska Extension Educator, will cover reproductive diseases in both sheep and goats.

The final two stops will be in Burchard for goat farm tours of Black Family Livestock, 61026 708 Road and Plum Creek Farms at 60685 712 Road. Goat herd management will be discussed.

Preregistration is requested by Jan. 18 by contacting Wayde Pickinpaugh, Nebraska Extension Livestock Systems Educator at or 402-335-3669. The cost to attend is $20 per person or $55 for a family up to 5 attendees. Handouts and lunch are included. Registration is accepted day of event.