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Michigan Sheep Producers Association sponsors tour of Western production states.

June 21, 2018

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OUT WEST: The tour will make its way west through the mountains during peak color season to explore the sheep industry.

Sign up soon for the Sept. 10-15 Rocky Mountain Shepherd’s Educational Tour, sponsored by the Michigan Sheep Producers Association.

The trip is designed for participants to see the Western sheep industry during peak fall color and lamb shipping season. Learn how Western producers raise, market and process their lamb products, and share this information with fellow sheep producers.

The trip will start in Denver, with tours of a large lamb feedlot, producer-owned packing plant and club lamb producer.

The tour will then make its way west through the mountains during peak color season to stay overnight in Steam Boat Springs and visit the O’Toole ranch operation. After a visit with Cat Urbigkite, rancher, guard dog expert and editor of The Shepherd Magazine, the group will head for Utah and the Osguthrope sheep enterprises. The trip ends near Salt Lake City.

For more information, go to the MSPA website or contact Sherri Sitkauskas with Conlin Travel at [email protected], or Ben Bartlett at [email protected] with MSU.

The trip includes all ground transportation from Denver Airport and to Salt Lake City airport for those people flying, all hotels, all breakfasts, 3 group dinners and 4 lunches. Double occupancy is $1,250 each, single is $1,575. A $300 deposit is due to Conlin Travel by July 10 and full payment due July 30, 2018. 

Source: Michigan Sheep Producers Association

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