May 8, 2002 | By: Aimee D. Heald
LEXINGTON, Ky.

In past years, Sheeprofit day at the University of Kentucky has been a traditional day of instruction for the Commonwealth’s sheep producers. This year, organizers are taking a new approach.

“We thought it would be a good idea to have experts available during the day so producers could ask them questions at their leisure,” said Monty Chappell, UK Extension sheep specialist. “Since these experts won’t be giving formal presentations, they’ll be able to answer more questions.”

Areas of expertise range from wool crafting, guard dogs, scrapie control and FSA programs to the Kentucky Agricultural Development Board.

The 33 annual Sheeprofit Day is scheduled for May 23 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the UK Animal Research Center in Woodford County, near Versailles

In addition to “Ask the Experts,” Chappell, UK shepherd Winston Deweese, assistant shepherd Endre Fink and others will lead sessions about selecting ewe lamb replacements, value-added lamb marketing, increasing lamb weaning weights. Participants also will see a demonstration of sheep handling equipment and witness the dedication of the Woolfolk Laboratory.

A complimentary lamb supper will follow the learning sessions at 6 p.m. The meal is sponsored by Bagdad Roller Mills, Central Kentucky Ag. Credit, Farmer’s Feed Mill, Kentucky Sheep and Wool Producers, Mid-States Wool Growers, Southern States Cooperative, and Woodford Feed.

The entrance to the UK Animal Research Center is located one mile east of the U.S. 60 and U.S. 62 intersection, near Versailles. Interested individuals can call 859-257-2716 for additional information or to pre- register.

Contact: 

Monty Chappell 859-257-2716