Pipestone MN Sheep for Profit School JULY

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Pipestone MN Sheep for Profit School JULY

Postby denice » Wed May 17, 2017 5:36 pm

Sheep For Profit School

July 5-8, 2017

Pipestone Minnesota


Don’t miss your chance to attend the 2017 Pipestone Lamb and Wool Program Sheep For Profit School which will be held on July 5-8th, 2017 in Pipestone Minnesota. The Sheep for Profit School is only offered once every two years. The Pipestone Lamb and Wool program has an excellent school scheduled, including the tour of two outstanding sheep operations.

The Sheep for Profit School is the professional management and business school. The purpose of the school is to help improve sheep management skills; increase the profitability of your sheep operation and form relationships in your business. The school will be intense and combine lecture, group discussion and visits to outstanding Pipestone area sheep operations. Expert instructors with diverse and practical sheep experience will help you define your vision and build a practical plan to achieve your goals. This is a four day investment that will change your sheep operation and how you view the sheep industry.

School Details

Date: July 5-8th, 2017

Location: Minnesota West Community & Technical College

1314 North Hiawatha Ave.

Pipestone, MN 56164

2017 Tentative Schedule

Wednesday (4:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.)


Welcome and Introduction

What to Expect

Overview of the Sheep Industry

Get Acquainted Dinner

Economics of Sheep Production

Philosophy of Sheep Management

Five Keys to Profit

Thursday (8:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.)

Facility Requirements

Marketing Lamb and Wool

Keeping up with consumers (new products/trends)

Goal Setting

Develop Personal and Enterprise Goals

Sheep Breeds and their use

Genetic Selection

Building Ewe Flock

Develop Genetic Plan

Body Condition Scoring

Record Keeping

Tour Brian Winsel Farm

· Sheep Facilities

· Ewe Condition Scoring

· Feed Management

Friday (8:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.)

Identifying and Treating Common Ewe Diseases

Identifying and Treating Common Lamb Diseases

Preventative Health Programs

Proper use of Antibiotics

Flock Biosecurity

Develop a Flock Preventative Health Plan

Reproductive Cycle of Sheep

Manipulation of Breeding Cycle

Ram Management (housing, nutrition, fertility)

Breeding Time Management

Develop a Flock Breeding Plan

Tour Bruce and Karla Gundermann Farm

· Sheep Facilities

· Record Keeping

· Lambing Time Management

· Management philosophy

Saturday (Course completed at noon)

Feed Nutrient Values and use of Alternative Feeds

Lamb Feed Rations

Ewe Nutrient Requirements

Ewe Feed Rations and Managing Ewe Feed Costs

Develop a Feeding Plan

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