Meat and Poultry Industry News / Lamb/Veal

Superior Farms hosts Howard Wyman Sheep Industry Leadership School

July 15, 2014

For the third time in 29 years, the National Lamb Feeders Association (NFLA) is bringing the annual Howard Wyman Sheep Industry Leadership School to Dixon, California this week, to be hosted by Superior Farms.

Tom Watson, long-time organizer for the event through NLFA said, “We have 36 attendees this year and it’s very diverse. The objective of the school is leadership and involvement, so that people have an educated voice. Unless you’re involved, you’re out of the loop.”

Watson, former president of Superior Farms Livestock and former board member, was with the company for 37 years. He owns and operates Silverdale Farms Ranch in Oregon with his wife Karin.

Coordinating efforts on behalf of Superior Farms is Dr. Melissa VanLaningham, the company’s on-site veterinarian and an alum of the school.

“This year’s theme is “Discovering The Fifth Primal”, said VanLaningham, “which is everything other than shoulder, loin, rack, and leg primal cuts. Superior Farms is involved in wool, casings, pelts, rendering, offal and pet food; therefore, we’re in a great position to give a broader view of the livestock that attendees may be raising and where it goes after it leaves the farm.”

Watson said, “The “Discovering The Fifth Primal” theme is great. It’s really what the original schools were all about. It’s going to be a lot of fun.”

This year’s program size was increased from 26 to 36 due to the very high level of interest.  Anyone in the industry interested in applying for next year’s program can apply through the NLFA office – irrespective of the size of their operations.

Guests from around the country arrived Sunday for registration and will attend various classes, store visits, plant tours, and enjoy delicious lamb products as part of their meals. “Superior Farms feels privileged to host this year’s event and exchange ideas in order to expand the industry,” said VanLaningham. “It’s a great opportunity for us to hear from producers on all levels.”

Source: Superior Farms

Recent Articles by Industry News

You must login or register in order to post a comment.

Multimedia

Videos

Image Galleries

Podcasts

Brenneman analyzes Butterball’s new animal care, well-being program

Rod Brenneman, CEO of Butterball, discusses his company's new Animal Care and Well-Being Program, his company's certification by the American Humane Association and further animal-handling initiatives, all officially announced in September 2013.

More Podcasts

National Provisioner

cover

January 2015

The first NP issue of 2015 features January's cover story: Certified Angus Beef; as well as How to Respond to a Food Crisis, Pep in Poultry’s Step, and so much more!

Table Of Contents Subscribe

Independent Processor

f

December 2014

The December issue of IP features cover story: A full Haus, Mike Sloan’s award-winning bratwursts draw visitors to the Hermann Wurst Haus by the thousands.

Table Of Contents Subscribe

Provisioner Store

NP-SB-2014Cover.jpg
The National Provisioner Source Book

The Sourcebook is an exclusive buyer’s guide and reference tool for product and supplier information in the meat, poultry and seafood marketplace.

More Products

Sourcebook

A complete reference guide to supplies. Go to NP's Sourcebook now to check out the latest and greatest in the meat and poultry processing business.

STAY CONNECTED

Facebook icon Twitter icon  YouTube iconLinkedIn icon google +

Vertical Sector Focus: Critical Infrastructures

criticalhomepagethumbFrom terrorism to vandalism, it’s preparedness, response, training and partnerships. Learn about some of the critical security issues facing this sector.

Visit the Critical Infrastructure page to read more.