Eweprofit II School is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. (EDT) at the University of Kentucky Sheep Unit located at the C. Oran Little Research Center, 1171 Midway Road, Versailles, KY. Instruction (lecture, demonstration, and “hands-on”) will be given from 10 a.m. until noon. Lunch from noon until 1 p.m. will be the responsibility of each participant. Instruction will resume at 1 p.m. and will be completed by 3 p.m. (EDT).
Eweprofit I, II, and III Schools are conducted annually in June, October, and April, respectively. Although these schools are designed primarily for new and prospective sheep producers, veteran shepherds are welcome so they can hone their shepherding skills. Participation in all three schools will allow students to come away with a total knowledge of flock management for each period during a calendar year (flushing/breeding, early and late gestation, parturition, lactation, and maintenance). Complete management programs for (1) January/February, (2) April, and (3) September/October lambing will be provided.
First-time attendees can begin at any of the three (Eweprofit I, II, or III). There is no fee, but you are required to contact Dr. Don Ely via telephone – 859-257-2717 or email – firstname.lastname@example.org with your intention to attend.
For more information about the University of Kentucky’s sheep activities, check the University of Kentucky, College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, Animal and Food Sciences Department website - http://afs.ca.uky.edu/
The next school (Eweprofit II) is scheduled for October 8, 2013, beginning at 10 a.m.