Join other row crop and livestock farmers for a virtual cover crop boot camp Dec. 3-4.1 of 3
Raising Sheep for Wool – Sheep Facilities
Tuesday, Oct. 27 | 2-3 p.m.
In partnership with Iowa Sheep Association
Part 1 explores the facilities needed to raise sheep for wool. Building the right fencing and infrastructure for your sheep farm can feel like it’s always evolving. Everything from fencing materials to feed bunk placements can impact your efficiency. Regina will show us how she and her family have adapted their farm to fit their needs. Over the years, they have learned what has and hasn’t worked – and each year they find new ways to improve. (Note: The date may move based on weather).
Host: Regina Frahm | Esther Purl Fibers
The Farm: Regina Frahm owns and operates Esther Purl Fibers, raising registered white Cormo breeding stock and colored Cormo sheep. She recently opened Esther & Company, her modern-day mercantile featuring local fibers and foods. With her family, she runs Frahm Farms in Newton, Iowa, raising sheep, beef cattle, corn, soybeans and hay.
- Sheep fencing
- Sheep buildings
- Raising wool sheep breeds
Other Events in the Series:
- Dec. 15: Shearing, preparing a fleece, washing and processing the wool
- Jan. TBD: Building community around wool
Note: You may attend all events in the series, or pick the ones you’re most interested in.
Format: Virtual Field Day (#1 of Series)
Platform: Facebook Live
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This material is based upon work that is supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, under award number 2017-01761-12301075. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
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