Sheep Industry Barn Tour
February 14, 2008
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URBANA - Registration is open for a March 8 barn tour and meeting sponsored by the Illinois Lamb and Wool Producers and the Illinois Valley Lamb and Wool Producers. The tour will be at the Royer farm in Washington and the meeting will be held at the Stonewings Center, 2164 Washington Road, Washington.

"The program begins with registration at the Royer farm from 8:30 a.m. to 9 a.m., followed by a tour of the Royer Suffolk flock and facilities. There will also be a fitting demonstration by Dennis Crouch," said Dick Cobb, University of Illinois Extension sheep specialist. "The meeting portion of the program begins at 11:30 a.m. with lunch at the Stonewings Center. At 12:30 p.m., Harry Carr of Stelle will discuss how he markets his forage-fed lambs at the Chicago farmers market. Donna Lehrer will discuss the Illinois Greener Pastures Coop program for fiber producers.

"A marketing roundtable will be held at 1 p.m., followed by the Illinois Lamb and Wool Producers annual meeting."

Registration is $5 per person, which includes lunch. Those interested should contact: Jane Zeien, (815) 544-9582 (, Bill Royer, (309) 444.2356 (, or Cobb, (217) 333-7351 (