SHEEP SMF 2011-2012Year-end presentation
General Introduction   Team Leader                        Communications Officer    Shawneen Esson                      ...
Unit Overview           Number of Ewes and Ewe Lambs           Breed              Number of Ewes/Ewe Lambs Registered Pure...
Unit Overview                    Number of Rams           Breed               Number of Rams Registered Purebred Arcott   ...
Sheep Facility
Outdoor Sheep Pens
Indoor Sheep Barn
Sheep Handling Facility
Indoor Lambing Pens
Goals   Goals from 2010-2011       Market  for meat or as replacement to maximize profit       Keep superior ewe lambs ...
Our Orphans   23 orphans to date   Milk replacer adjustments
Our Orphans   Record keeping
Forest The Orphan     Before         After
Industry Benchmarks                  College   Excellent   Target      Needs                                              ...
Economic Benchmarks                   College   Excellent   Target       Needs                                            ...
Strengths   Faculty & Staff   Large SMF team   Alberta Agriculture   FarmWorks training   Handling facility
Drafting Unit
Weaknesses   Consistency   Biosecurity   Scours
Opportunities   Achieve better longevity from our flock       Reduce age of flock         Easier parturition         I...
Threats   Hay that is not uniform   Weak lambs due to pregnancy toxemia   Inverted eyelids   Caseous Lymphadenitis (CLA)
Financial StatementsExpense               April 2011-March 2012   Budget 2012-2013Feed expenses         $25,329.50        ...
Financial StatementsIncome                     April 2011-March 2012   Budget 2012-2013Sale of Replacement Ewes   $6,089.8...
Financial Statement   Total Income $ 27,857.62             -    Total Expenses $ 32,556.46       =Net Income -$ 4,698.84
Marketing            Facebook Page
Marketing            Wool Growers Ad
Marketing            Sheep SMF Clothing
Purebred Accomplishments   Dorsets   Mature Ewes Lambed- 24/43   Ewe Lambs Lambed- 4/4   Total lambing %- 47 Lambs / 2...
Purebred Accomplishments   Arcotts   Mature Ewes Lambed- 3/6   Ewe Lambs Lambed- 0   Total Lambing %- 6 lambs / 3 Ewes...
Purebred Accomplishments   Grant for Scrapie Resistant Rams   “QR” or “RR”   Medicine Ridge Farms - superior Canadian  ...
Purebred Recommendations   Continue culling protocol   Tattoo and register all ewe lambs kept as    replacements   Keep...
Commercial Accomplishments   Mature Ewes Lambed- 86 / 173   Ewe Lambs Lambed- 41 / 57   Total lambing %- 230 lambs/ 132...
Commercial Recommendations   Continue culling protocol   Outdoor lamb sheds
Research   Grow Safe Research     Convert  the bunks     Build a platform     Build a ramp     Consider fencing alter...
Research   Total Costs     Plywood       $44.82     2”   x 4” x 16’       $57.48     Chicken    Wire       $92.97 ...
Research   Sheep Using Grow Safe at Wyoming University
Research   Beef Grow Safe at Lakeland College
Research   Rough sketch of our Grow Safe converted for sheep use
Research   How many animals would we feed?     Use 1 pen with 4 Grow Safe bunks     Test trial with approximately 30 la...
General Accomplishments   Facility Clean-Up
General Accomplishments   Feed Tests
General Accomplishments   Established lambing supervisor shifts   Registration of ewe lambs   Elk Point 4-H Club tour ...
General Accomplishments   Eliminating over use of spray paint2010-2011 Orphan Lambs     2011-2012 Orphan Lambs
General Accomplishments   Secondary clean up
General Accomplishments   Updating records for culling program   Separating open ewes
General Accomplishments   Shearing
Goals   Suggested goals for next years team       Eliminatescours       Ultrasound Ewes       FarmWorks Training in Se...
Goals   Suggested lambing goals for next year       Death loss under 8%       Provide excellent care for bottle fed lam...
Faculty Advisor
Farm Staff
Thank you   Alberta Agriculture   Tracey Hagedorn   Susan Marcus   Colleen Sawyer   Dow Family Farms   Bernadette Ni...
SMF Sheep Team 2011/2012
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Student Managed Farm Final Sheep Presentation 2012

  1. 1. SHEEP SMF 2011-2012Year-end presentation
  2. 2. General Introduction Team Leader  Communications Officer Shawneen Esson Amy Knowles Purebred Production Manager  Research Stephanie Brawn Brianna Bagshaw Carolynne Vallee Commercial Production Manager April Warrilow Tyler Davis  Faculty Advisor Blair Dow Marketing Manager Rebecca Joseph  Farm Staff Joanne Dickson Orphan Managers Thea Reed Madison Werner
  3. 3. Unit Overview Number of Ewes and Ewe Lambs Breed Number of Ewes/Ewe Lambs Registered Purebred Arcott 4 Registered Purebred Dorset 38 Commercial 139 Total 181
  4. 4. Unit Overview Number of Rams Breed Number of Rams Registered Purebred Arcott 2 Registered Purebred Dorset 1 Purebred Arcott 2 Purebred Canadian Suffolk 1 Purebred British Suffolk 1 Total 7
  5. 5. Sheep Facility
  6. 6. Outdoor Sheep Pens
  7. 7. Indoor Sheep Barn
  8. 8. Sheep Handling Facility
  9. 9. Indoor Lambing Pens
  10. 10. Goals Goals from 2010-2011  Market for meat or as replacement to maximize profit  Keep superior ewe lambs as replacements  Create purebred position  Host open house to promote sheep at Lakeland College  Register purebred sheep  Semen test new rams  Lakeland College goal: maintain the purebred Canadian Arcott flock  Lambing death loss under 10%
  11. 11. Our Orphans 23 orphans to date Milk replacer adjustments
  12. 12. Our Orphans Record keeping
  13. 13. Forest The Orphan Before After
  14. 14. Industry Benchmarks College Excellent Target Needs ImprovementLambing Percent 179% 195% 175% 155%Lambs Weaned 0% 175% 155% 135%Lamb Mortality 4.5% 11% 10% 13%Ewe Mortality 1.6% 3.87% 4% 5%Ram Mortality 0% 4% 5% 6%
  15. 15. Economic Benchmarks College Excellent Target Needs ImprovementFeed Cost / $88.00 $80.00 $90.00 $100.00Lamb MarketedAverage Income / $200.00 $160.00 $150.00 $140.00Lamb Marketed
  16. 16. Strengths Faculty & Staff Large SMF team Alberta Agriculture FarmWorks training Handling facility
  17. 17. Drafting Unit
  18. 18. Weaknesses Consistency Biosecurity Scours
  19. 19. Opportunities Achieve better longevity from our flock  Reduce age of flock  Easier parturition  Increased body condition scores  Will improve genetics Applied Research  Grow safe  SheepBytes
  20. 20. Threats Hay that is not uniform Weak lambs due to pregnancy toxemia Inverted eyelids Caseous Lymphadenitis (CLA)
  21. 21. Financial StatementsExpense April 2011-March 2012 Budget 2012-2013Feed expenses $25,329.50 $25,000.00Medication expenses $540.41 $550.00Corral Cleaning $994.50 $1,000.00Purchase of Rams $1,050.00 $2,000.00Farm Supplies $664.65 $700.00Custom Trucking $1,496.50 $1,500.00Memberships $255.00 $0.00Miscellaneous $1,225.90 $ 1,250.00TOTAL $32,556.46 $32,000.00
  22. 22. Financial StatementsIncome April 2011-March 2012 Budget 2012-2013Sale of Replacement Ewes $6,089.85 $29,425.00Sale of Feeder Lambs $16,594.02 $24,000.00Sale of Ram Lambs $3,556.00 $2,000.00Sale of Orphan Lambs $1,275.00 $1,050.00Wool Sales $342.75 $350.00TOTAL $27,857.62 $56,825.00
  23. 23. Financial Statement Total Income $ 27,857.62 - Total Expenses $ 32,556.46 =Net Income -$ 4,698.84
  24. 24. Marketing Facebook Page
  25. 25. Marketing Wool Growers Ad
  26. 26. Marketing Sheep SMF Clothing
  27. 27. Purebred Accomplishments Dorsets Mature Ewes Lambed- 24/43 Ewe Lambs Lambed- 4/4 Total lambing %- 47 Lambs / 28 Ewes = 167% Total death loss– 2/47 = 4.2% Orphan Total– 6 Lambs
  28. 28. Purebred Accomplishments Arcotts Mature Ewes Lambed- 3/6 Ewe Lambs Lambed- 0 Total Lambing %- 6 lambs / 3 Ewes =200% Total Death Loss- 1/6 = 16% Orphan Total- 1 Lamb
  29. 29. Purebred Accomplishments Grant for Scrapie Resistant Rams “QR” or “RR” Medicine Ridge Farms - superior Canadian Arcott genetics 2 Rams to be purchased
  30. 30. Purebred Recommendations Continue culling protocol Tattoo and register all ewe lambs kept as replacements Keep flock size maintained Get EPD’s on new purebred Arcott rams
  31. 31. Commercial Accomplishments Mature Ewes Lambed- 86 / 173 Ewe Lambs Lambed- 41 / 57 Total lambing %- 230 lambs/ 132 ewes = 174% Total death loss – 11 / 230 = 4.8% Orphan Total = 16 Orphans
  32. 32. Commercial Recommendations Continue culling protocol Outdoor lamb sheds
  33. 33. Research Grow Safe Research  Convert the bunks  Build a platform  Build a ramp  Consider fencing alternatives  Appropriate RFID tags
  34. 34. Research Total Costs  Plywood  $44.82  2” x 4” x 16’  $57.48  Chicken Wire  $92.97 TOTAL  $195.27
  35. 35. Research Sheep Using Grow Safe at Wyoming University
  36. 36. Research Beef Grow Safe at Lakeland College
  37. 37. Research Rough sketch of our Grow Safe converted for sheep use
  38. 38. Research How many animals would we feed?  Use 1 pen with 4 Grow Safe bunks  Test trial with approximately 30 lambs What would we feed?  Complete pellet ration with fibre
  39. 39. General Accomplishments Facility Clean-Up
  40. 40. General Accomplishments Feed Tests
  41. 41. General Accomplishments Established lambing supervisor shifts Registration of ewe lambs Elk Point 4-H Club tour U of A students and instructors tour
  42. 42. General Accomplishments Eliminating over use of spray paint2010-2011 Orphan Lambs 2011-2012 Orphan Lambs
  43. 43. General Accomplishments Secondary clean up
  44. 44. General Accomplishments Updating records for culling program Separating open ewes
  45. 45. General Accomplishments Shearing
  46. 46. Goals Suggested goals for next years team  Eliminatescours  Ultrasound Ewes  FarmWorks Training in September  Monitor nutritional intake  Make orphan manager a permanent position  Monitor biosecurity
  47. 47. Goals Suggested lambing goals for next year  Death loss under 8%  Provide excellent care for bottle fed lambs  Eliminate inverted eyelid
  48. 48. Faculty Advisor
  49. 49. Farm Staff
  50. 50. Thank you Alberta Agriculture Tracey Hagedorn Susan Marcus Colleen Sawyer Dow Family Farms Bernadette Nichols Marilyn Dow Mannville Colony
  51. 51. SMF Sheep Team 2011/2012

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