DLGC Message From President Susan Holler

DLGC members:

We are looking forward to seeing you on Friday, July 26rd in Spencer, Iowa for our summer meeting, as we join with the Center of the Nation Sheep Sale and The Suffolk U. Plan on joining us at 9:30 a.m. at the Holiday Inn Express. We are looking forward to meeting with Dr. Mike Boland, University of Minnesota Professor and Director of The Food Industry Center and specialist in Cooperatives and Agribusiness.  As your board continues to improve your co-op, we hope you will join us to learn from Dr. Boland’s vast experiences.

After the DLGC meeting, there will be free educational programs on Friday afternoon and Saturday morning sponsored by The United Suffolk Sheep Association. Friday’s events include speakers, a lamb dinner, and hands-on live ram evaluation. Even though this is a free event be sure to register (see Summer Meeting article on page 2). The event concludes with the NSIP Center of the Nation Sheep sale on Saturday afternoon.

As 2019 continues to be a very challenging year due to the volatile weather, one bright spot is that market lambs are benefiting from the cool weather. Producers have reported that lambs are up to 3 weeks ahead of their usual marketing schedule. As a result, it is beneficial to stay current with your lamb weights and hopefully capture some of the summer marketing price incentives.

Looking forward to seeing you in Spencer.

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