Support the American Shearing Team
Producers looking to support the American team headed to the Golden Shears World Championships next month in Scotland can do so by purchasing a Team USA T-shirt or hoodie offered through American Hero Clothing.
The T-shirt sells for $30 and the hoodie for $60. A portion of the proceeds will support travel expenses for the American team.
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Click Hereto buy the Hoodie.
Source: American Sheep Shearers Council
I wanted to make sure you saw the final reminder for the climate-smart ag survey from UC Rangelands below. We want to make sure commercial-scale producers are well-represented in the responses.
Please click bit.ly/rangeland23 to take the survey by May 15, 2023.
After two years of Covid restrictions, I'm happy to say that I'll be doing our very popular week-long shearing school. The dates are March 20th through 24th, 2023. It will be located once again at the Twinning Barn near Ukiah.
We will limit the class size to 28 students and we will have 5 instructors including me. The cost is $850 and is not refundable for partial participation. California residents will receive priority and local Mendocino and Lake County students can apply for a scholarship to reduce the cost of enrollment. Scholarships are awarded only after a student completes the course.
As we've done in the past, we ask folks to fill out the interest survey here https://surveys.ucanr.edu/survey.cfm?surveynumber=39994. Make sure you complete the survey immediately if you haven't done so in the past.
We will provide instructions on how and when to register on-line with a credit card
(Visa or Mastercard) only to those on the interest survey list. It is a separate survey.
With the exceptions already noted here, when registration opens on-line it will be a first come first in for the 28 slots. If you are on our interest list from years past and have never gotten in, please write an email to me, John Harper, email@example.com and describe why you want to take the course. In past years the on-line class has filled in under 2 minutes.
We will take a few extras on the registration as alternates to be contacted if successful registrants' have to cancel before the first week prior to the school
For producers doing organic livestock:
USDA/AMS Proposing New Organic Livestock Regulations
The United States Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Marketing Service proposes to amend the organic livestock and poultry production requirements by adding new provisions for livestock handling and transport for slaughter and avian living conditions; and expanding and clarifying existing requirements covering livestock care and production practices and mammalian living conditions.
AMS will host a virtual listening session on Aug. 19 from noon to approximately 2 p.m. eastern time to hear comments regarding this proposed rule. The deadline to register for oral comment is 11:59 p.m. eastern time on Aug. 15.
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