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    Student Managed Farm Final Sheep Presentation 2012 Student Managed Farm Final Sheep Presentation 2012 Presentation Transcript

    • SHEEP SMF 2011-2012Year-end presentation
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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 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%
    • Our Orphans 23 orphans to date Milk replacer adjustments
    • Our Orphans Record keeping
    • Forest The Orphan Before After
    • 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%
    • 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
    • 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  Increased body condition scores  Will improve genetics Applied Research  Grow safe  SheepBytes
    • 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 $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
    • 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
    • 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 / 28 Ewes = 167% Total death loss– 2/47 = 4.2% Orphan Total– 6 Lambs
    • 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
    • Purebred Accomplishments Grant for Scrapie Resistant Rams “QR” or “RR” Medicine Ridge Farms - superior Canadian Arcott genetics 2 Rams to be purchased
    • 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
    • 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
    • Commercial Recommendations Continue culling protocol Outdoor lamb sheds
    • Research Grow Safe Research  Convert the bunks  Build a platform  Build a ramp  Consider fencing alternatives  Appropriate RFID tags
    • Research Total Costs  Plywood  $44.82  2” x 4” x 16’  $57.48  Chicken Wire  $92.97 TOTAL  $195.27
    • 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 lambs What would we feed?  Complete pellet ration with fibre
    • 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 U of A students and instructors 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 September  Monitor nutritional intake  Make orphan manager a permanent position  Monitor biosecurity
    • Goals Suggested lambing goals for next year  Death loss under 8%  Provide excellent care for bottle fed lambs  Eliminate inverted eyelid
    • Faculty Advisor
    • Farm Staff
    • Thank you Alberta Agriculture Tracey Hagedorn Susan Marcus Colleen Sawyer Dow Family Farms Bernadette Nichols Marilyn Dow Mannville Colony
    • SMF Sheep Team 2011/2012