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Howard Wyman Sheep Industry Leadership School

July 13-16, 2014 in Dixon, California

Lamb By-Products – Discovering the 5th Primal

Under the direction of Dr. Melissa Vanlaningham, Director of Food Science at Superior Farms, the 2014 Leadership School will examine the various by-products that come from sheep. Many in the industry understand there are two products produced from raising lambs and two associated prices. The two products are the livestock and the corresponding meat processed for sale. The two prices are for the live animal and for the meat. However, there are a variety of additional factors that contribute to the sheep industry. Those factors include by-products and the production and sale prices associated with them.
The goal for the 2014 Leadership School will be to explore the many, less common products that come from lamb.

2014 Agenda (pdf)

How to Apply

There is no fee to apply. Complete your application form (pdf) and submit it electronically no later
than May 3, 2014
. For question or more information, call the NLFA office at 503.364.5462 or email us
at info@nlfa-sheep.org.

2013 Photos from San Angelo, TX

2012 Photos

Click here to view 2012 Leadership School photos from the East Coast, PA.


The Howard Wyman Sheep Industry Leadership School is made possible with continuing support from the American Lamb Board, National Sheep Industry Improvement Center and the American Sheep Industry Association.

In addition, NLFA thanks each of our Legacy Fund donors for their support:

Phillip W. Cohn
Harper Feedlot, Harold Harper
Mike Harper Livestock
Silverdale Farms, Tom & Karin Watson
SRC Milling Co., Mike Kohler & Les Oesterreich
Roswell Wool, Mike Corn
C.D. Ranches, Milt Ward
Godby Sheep Co., Don Godby
Double J Lamb Feeders, Jay Hasbrouck
Indart Ranches, Ryan Indart
Sussex Ranch, Don Meike
Nichols Livestock, Tom Nichols
Fairmeadow Farm, Carol Postley
Schreier Farms, Steve Schreier
Ernest Woodward Ranches
Four Hills Farm, Jim Mansfield
Lambalot Acres, Duane Klindworth
Boyd Livestock Service, Stan Boyd
Oversea Casing Co., Michael Mayo
Triple J. Ranch, Jason Jamison
Tunby Ranch, Randy Tunby
Milt Heins Wool & Livestock
Cindy Harrold
Dan Lippert
Alice Newth
H. Kenneth Johnson
Kathy Meyer
Margaret Waite
Mark Dumdi
Rufas C. DeZeeuw


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 NLFA Board honored his contribution by renaming the school the Howard Wyman Sheep Industry Leadership School.