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.
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
2013 Photos from San Angelo, TX
Click here to view 2012 Leadership School photos from the East Coast, PA.
The Howard Wyman Sheep Industry Leadership School is made possible with major support from the National Sheep Industry Improvement Center and the American Lamb Board.
NLFA also thanks our Legacy Fund donors for their generous contributions to the Leadership School program.
Donors for the 2014 school include:
- Harold Harper
Harper Feedlot LLC
- Mike Harper
Mike Harper Livestock
- Tom & Karin Watson
- SRC Milling Co., LLC
- Phillip W. Cohn
- Mike Corn
- Milt Ward
- Don Godby
Godby Sheep Company
- Cindy Harrold
- Jay Hasbrouck
Double J Lamb Feeders
- Ryan Indart
- Don Meike
- Tom Nichols
- Carol Postley
- Steve Schreier
- Ernest Woodward
Ernest Woodward Ranches
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.