May 13, 2019
The 2019 Pipestone Lamb and Wool Sheep for Profit School will be held July 10-13 at Minnesota West Community & Technical College, Pipestone Campus.
The school has attracted more than 170 participants from 23 states and Canada over the years. This will be the 10th time the school has been offered.
The Sheep for Profit School offers interested farmers the opportunity to improve sheep management skills, increase the farm profitability and develop business relationships.
The school is a combination lectures, group discussions and on-farm visits to Pipestone area sheep operations. Instructors have diverse and practical sheep experience. They are ready to help students define business goals and build practical plans to achieve them.
Enrollment is limited to create an ideal learning environment and allow for one-on-one advising.
Participants accepted for the school are asked to submit information for a sheep enterprise analysis and to review home study course lessons before the school begins.
The school agenda is as follows:
Wednesday, July 10, 4 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Welcome and introductions
What to expect
Overview of U.S. sheep industry
Get acquainted dinner
Economics of sheep production
Philosophy of sheep management
Five keys to profit
Thursday, July 11, 8 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Marketing lamb and wool
Develop personal & enterprise goals
Sheep breeds and their use
Building ewe flock
Develop genetic plan
Body condition scoring
Ewe condition scoring
Friday, July 12, 8 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Identifying and treating common ewe diseases
Identifying and treating common lamb diseases
Preventive health programs
Develop a flock preventive health plan
Reproductive cycle of sheep
Manipulation of the breeding cycle
Breeding time management
Develop a flock breeding plan
Saturday, July 13, 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Feed nutrient values
Lamb feed rations
Ewe nutrient requirements
Ewe fed rations
Develop a Feeding Plan
Registration for the school is $495 and includes tuition, handouts, noon and evening meals, and breaks.
A minimum enrollment of 10 people and a maximum enrollment 20 is needed.
After the school concludes, participants will receive a regular lamb and wool newsletter and access to instructors for phone consultation.
Visit pipestonesheep.com for registration information and a course schedule.
For more information, contact the Pipestone Lamb and Wool Management Program, Minnesota West Community and Technical College, PO Box 250, Pipestone, MN, 56164; 800-658-2330 or email [email protected].
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