The Department of Animal Sciences will host the second annual “Moos, Ewes and More,” a family event to learn more about livestock, on Sept. 17, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the NDSU Equine Center, 5140 19th Ave. N., Fargo. The event is free and open to all ages.
Participants will learn how milk gets to the table, how many sweaters can be made from the wool of one sheep and how a horse can sleep while standing. They will have an opportunity to see the animals and meet the farm managers, faculty and staff in the animal sciences department. Animal demonstrations, such as milking a cow, emergency dog care and sheep shearing are planned in addition to tasting BBQ Boot Camp samples and dairy product treats.
"North Dakota is proud of its agricultural background, and NDSU is excited about the opportunity to help families bridge the gap between urban and farm life," said Stacey Ostby, veterinary technologist in the animal sciences department.
For more information, contact Erika Berg at firstname.lastname@example.org or Stacey Ostby at email@example.com or visit the Moos, Ewes and More website at www.ag.ndsu.edu/ansc/news-events/moos-ewes-and-more.