|[July 14, 2014]
Superior Farms Hosts Howard Wyman Sheep Industry Leadership School
DAVIS, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
For the third time in 29 years, the National Lamb Feeders Association
(NLFA) 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
"This year's thme 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
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."
Superior Farms, with headquarters in Davis, California, is North
America's largest processor and marketer of lamb. The company is the
recognized leader in the retail and foodservice markets it serves,
providing products and services to customers throughout the United
States, Canada, and more than 10 countries. The company has
approximately 400 employee-owners at its nationwide network of
facilities and offices. Follow on Twitter (News - Alert): @eatlamb
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