Basic Nutrition and Feedstuffs: What to Feed your Sheep
with Jeff Semler
This session will focus on feeding the ewe flock, lambs, and rams. Minerals, Vitamins, and Feed Additives will be discussed -- know what the ‘extras’ are in bagged feed that you purchase and determine if your sheep really need it.
About the instructor: Jeff Semler, University of Maryland Extension educator in Washington County, recently received the Distinguished Service Award from the National Association of County Agriculture Agents. Jeff is an alumnus of West Virginia University where he holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science; he also has a Master’s Degree in Animal Science from the University of Connecticut where his emphasis was in the area of the Physiology of Reproduction.
Jeff’s current teaching goals include continued strengthening of the profitability of agriculture as well as increasing agricultural literacy. One of his on-going research projects is the investigation of various forage production methods under both conventional and organic management. Jeff has a lifelong love of farming and his goal is to assist farmers with their livelihood while maintaining or improving their soil, plant and animal resources.