Fiber Animals Production and Marketing Workshop
Saturday, November 2, 2013 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM (MDT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
This workshop is about raising fiber animals (sheep, llama, alpaca) and preparing and marketing their fiber. It will be a good introduction to many topics on the management of fiber animals on a property.
The morning will address raising the animals and will cover housing (space, fencing, shelter and manure management), nutrition and veterinary issues. Presenters will be Kellie Chichester, UW Extension Educator; Nancy Irlbeck, nutritionist with Colorado State University; and Laramie veterinarian Christa Branch.
The afternoon will be about collecting the fiber (with a demonstration of shearing, weather permitting), cleaning the fiber, processing (with demonstrations of carding, spinning and weaving, and a discussion of dyeing and felting), and marketing (selecting marketing outlets, selecting and working with a mill, labeling, packaging, inventory management, tax management and working with retailers). Presenters will be fiber producers Ann Morrison and Lusha Tronstad and Lori Kirk of Cowgirl Yarn.
Lunch and snacks will be provided. Be sure to bring your questions!
After you register you'll get details on the specifics of the location (which will be in Laramie, Wyoming).
This event is brought to you by UW Extension, the USDA Risk Management Agency, Laramie Local Foods and the Laramie Rivers Conservation District.
When & Where
University of Wyoming Extension
Since 1914, UW Extension has providedlifelong learning for citizens and communities to better respond to challenges and changes.
Please contact us for more information at www.uwyo.edu/ces.
UW Extension, 1000 E. University Avenue, Laramie, WY 82071
Or contact Cole Ehmke at firstname.lastname@example.org or 307-766-3782.
This program is supported by UW's Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics and the USDA Risk Management Agency.