Idaho Falls, ID, USA
NOVEMBER 7-10, 2019
The DSANA Dairy Sheep Symposium is the major annual event of the dairy sheep industry in North America, providing an educational environment and fostering connections among dairy sheep producers, processors, and researchers. For 25 years, dairy sheep producers from all over Canada, Mexico, Europe, Central & South America, New Zealand, and the United States have attended.
As a small but growing industry, the symposium provides a critical time for producers to meet, gain exposure to the latest in dairy research, learn from experts in the field and one another, and help guide the dairy sheep industry for the years to come.
Come join us for ...
Opportunities to meet other dairy sheep producers from the US & Canada, and around the world!
Visits to dairy sheep farms -- see how others are raising dairy sheep and marketing their milk or sheep-milk products
Presentations on dairy sheep production, economics, reproduction, and nutrition
Thursday and Friday – invited speakers and producer panels will be presenting on these topics:
Dairy sheep nutrition
Milk quality for processing
Dairy sheep flock health
Lots of opportunity to visit! Between sessions you can talk with presenters, vendors, and the fellow producers you’ve just met during the morning sessions. Half the value of the Symposium is the soulmates you meet, the friends you make, and the information you glean from other dairy sheep producers!
Cheese!! and Wine!! Come to our Thursday evening Wine-and-Cheese Reception, and sample from the variety of cheeses produced by our DSANA members.
Friday night – It’s Banquet time -- Join us for an evening of good food and good company, and hear who will receive the Boylan Award for service to the dairy sheep industry, and who will receive the DSANA Mentorship Award.
WATCH THIS PAGE FOR UPDATES ON THE SYMPOSIUM PROGRAM. WE'LL FILL IN THE DETAILS AS SPEAKERS AND PRODUCER PANELS ARE CONFIRMED.
Saturday – Farm tours – plus a discussion of a successful 12-hr suckling system for lambs in the 1st 30 days -- Hop on the bus and visit a sheep dairy farm with on-farm processing and direct sales as elements of their operations.
Sunday – Cheese-making workshop. Kendall Russell, cheesemaker at Lark's Meadow Farms will lead a cheese workshop for a maximum of 15 attendees. Lark's Meadow produces about 23,000 lbs of sheep-milk cheese every year, with an additional 11,000 lbs of cows-milk cheeses made in the off-season.
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1. Full conference package (incl farm visits): for DSANA members USD $185*
***Full package does not include printed Proceedings or Sunday cheese-making class.***
2. Full conference package (incl farm visits): for non-members USD $225*
Student participants can receive a 20% discount on their ticket prices. On the day of the event, a student card must be presented upon registration or the participant will have to refund the amount of the reduction.
3. Printed Proceedings: $25
Attendees wishing to receive a printed version of the Proceedings will be able to order this when registering for the Symposium.
4. Symposium Thursday only: USD $125
700 Lindsay Blvd, Idaho Falls, Idaho, 83402
USA TEL: +1-208-522-9500
or toll-free 866-238-4218
The room rate is $114/night plus taxes, and includes free parking and wifi. If you book by October 16th, this DSANA group rate is good for any night from Wednesday November 6th through Saturday night November 9th.
Call 866-238-4218 to make reservations by phone, and be sure to say you are attending the DSANA Symposium. You must book your hotel room/s by October 16th get the DSANA group rate!
How to get to Hilton Garden Inn in Idaho Falls
The Hilton Garden Inn is located along the Snake River Greenbelt off of Lindsay Boulevard, just blocks from downtown Idaho Falls. Located behind the hotel is the Snake River and Snake River Greenbelt.
Bring family members for other (non-sheep-dairy) things to do in Southern Idaho: