Sheep numbers continue to decline throughout the USA, while demand remains strong - a situation which provides a great opportunity for those who raise sheep, whether the flock is small or large.
This workshop is designed for the person who is interested but with no experience raising sheep, or who already has a few sheep but wants to improve management skills. The morning will be spent in the Beef Barn Classroom, and in the afternoon there will be time for hands-on activities with the sheep.
The workshop will be held on Saturday, March 11, 2017, 9:00-3:30, in the Beef Cattle Barn. Lunch and snacks will be provided. Pre-registration is encouraged so that we can plan for food. Cost of the workshop is $15/adult, $20/couple or business partners, and $10/student. Please contact Wayne Martin at firstname.lastname@example.org, or (612) 625-6224.
The workshop will be taught by Kyle Rozeboom, Livestock Specialist in the Animal Science Department, and Wayne Martin, Alternative Livestock Systems Specialist with Extension. Topics to be covered include, but are not limited to the following:
- Flock Management Overview, including Sheep Management Calendar
- Ewe Care- Preparing for Lambing
- Post-Lambing Management Practices
- Vaccinations, how and when to administer,
- Parasite control, Hoof care,
- Semen Testing for Rams
- Artificial Insemination