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23rd Annual Dairy Sheep Symposium

Nov 30, 2017
8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Estrimont Suites & Spas, Orford, Sherbrooke, Quebec, CA

Please note that times are approximate: contact the Symposium’s organizers for actual start and end times.

COST: TBA

This year’s Symposium, entitled “Profitability in Dairy Sheep Production,”will focus on genetics and nutrition of the dairy sheep flock. The DairySheep Association of North America’s annual symposium travels to a different North American location every year. We are thrilled to be back in Quebec this year, in the middle of a vibrant community of sheep-milk producers and artisan cheesemakers. The 2017 symposium will include 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.

CONTACT: For more information, contact Marie-Chantal Houde (brebislaitierequebec@hotmail.com, 819-578-7234), Bee Tolman (info@meadowoodfarms.com, 315-655-0623), or the DSANA website (www.dsana.org).