Howard Wyman Sheep Industry Leadership School registration closes May 3

Drought management curriculum is focus of San Angelo event

Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576,

Contacts: Nikki Kosesan 503-364-5462,

Dr. Frank Craddock, 325-653-4576,


SAN ANGELO – The Howard Wyman Sheep Industry Leadership School is set for July 14-17 in San Angelo, but those planning to attend must register by May 3, organizers said.

Dr. Frank Craddock, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service state sheep and goat specialist at San Angelo, will direct this year’s school. The school is sponsored by the National Lamb Feeders Association and is open to adults 20 years of age or older who are interested in all aspects of sheep production.

“May 3 is the deadline to register,” Craddock said. “Because of the hands-on nature of the class, enrollment is limited to 25, so those wishing to attend are urged to register as soon as possible and not risk waiting until the May 3 deadline.”

“This year’s school will focus on managing sheep and goats during times of drought and other situations and circumstances that are unique to the state of Texas,” Craddock said.

Craddock, who has directed the national school five times previously, said participants will also study sheep and goat carcass evaluation and fabrication. They also will tour sheep and goat operations, one of the nation’s last remaining wool scouring plants, a lamb feedlot and a custom skin and pelt operation, plus view and be briefed on current and future research efforts of the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, San Angelo.

There is no fee to apply, but once accepted each attendee must submit a registration fee of $200 to cover meals, lodging and tour-related expenses. Participants are responsible for their own travel.

According to the association’s website, in 1950, Howard Wyman helped organize the National Lamb Feeders Association. He served as president, secretary-treasurer, and in 1986, he began what has become the annual Sheep Industry Leadership School. In 1996, the association’s board of directors renamed the school in his honor.

For the school’s agenda and registration information, visit .

For more information, contact the National Lamb Feeders Association office at 503-364-5462, or contact Craddock at 325-653-4576, .


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