Pipestone Sheep For Profit 2013

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Pipestone Sheep For Profit 2013

Postby ASheepAtTheWheel » Mon Jun 17, 2013 2:30 pm

Anyone here going to the Pipestone seminar in July?

Debbie in WV

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Re: Pipestone Sheep For Profit 2013

Postby ASheepAtTheWheel » Tue Jun 18, 2013 8:24 am

Thought I'd post the agenda, since this *is* the events page. :)

http://www.mnwest.edu/index.php/managem ... for-profit
Course Details

Dates: July 10-13, 2013
Location: Minnesota West Community & Technical College, Pipestone Campus

Wednesday, July 10, 2013, 4:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Welcome & introductions
What to expect
Overview of US sheep industry
Get acquainted dinner
Economics of sheep production
Philosophy of sheep management
Five keys to profit

Thursday, July 11, 2013 - 8:00 a.m. - 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, 2013 - 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Identifying & treating common ewe diseases
Identifying & treating common lamb diseases
Preventive health programs
Flock bio-security
Develop a flock preventive health plan
Reproductive cycle of sheep
Manipulation of the breeding cycle
Breeding time management
Develop a flock breeding plan
Farm Tour
Sheep facilities
Record keeping
Lambing time management
Management philosophy

Saturday, July 13, 2013 - 8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Feed nutrient values
Lamb feed rations
Ewe nutrient requirements
Ewe fedd rations
Develop a Feeding Plan


Cost: $475 (includes tuition, handouts, noon and evening meals and breaks)
Minimum Enrollement: 10 people. Maximum Enrollment 20 people.
Campus & Lodging Information.

Complete Registration Form.
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North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin residents will be charged a higher tuition cost unless a reciprocity form is completed. A copy of the completed reciprocity form must accompany registration form. Go to Reciprocity Information for more details and the application form for your state. Follow instructions on how to print and complete the form. Contact the Lamb and Wool program if you need help completing the reciprocity form.

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