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Pipestone Lamb and Wool’s 10th Sheep for Profit School set for JulyPipestone Lamb and Wool’s 10th Sheep for Profit School set for July

The course is set for July 10-13 at Minnesota West Community and Technical College.

May 13, 2019

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POPULAR SCHOOL: The Pipestone Lamb and Wool ‘Sheep for Profit School’ has drawn more than 170 participants from 23 states and Canada over the years. Paula Mohr

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.

  • Registration

  • 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.

  • Record keeping

  • Marketing lamb and wool

  • Facility requirements

  • Goal setting

  • Develop personal & enterprise goals

  • Sheep breeds and their use

  • Genetic selection

  • Building ewe flock

  • Develop genetic plan

  • Body condition scoring

  • Farm Tour

  • Sheep facilities

  • Ewe condition scoring

  • Feed management

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

  • Flock biosecurity

  • 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].

Source: Pipestone Lamb and Wool, which is solely responsible for the information provided and is wholly owned by the source. Informa Business Media and all its subsidiaries are not responsible for any of the content contained in this information asset.

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