Brady Campbell, Program Coordinator, OSU Sheep Team
Have you ever considered using artificial insemination to rapidly increase the genetic diversity of your flock or to produce superior offspring for show and replacement breeding stock, but was unable to do so due to the cost? If so, look no further. Back due to popular demand, the Licking County Sheep Improvement Association will be providing Ohio and surrounding state shepherds the opportunity to expand the genetics of their flocks in using A.I. techniques with the services being provided by Reproduction Specialty Group – Dr. Tad Thompson, DVM. The event is set for Saturday, August 17, 2019 at the Hartford Fairgrounds.
All sheep breeds are welcome! Producers may directly contact the Reproduction Specialty Group to inquire about semen availability or producers may supply their own semen that they have purchased or collected from their sheep breeds of interest.
There is no requirement on the number of sheep that each producer must bring, however, the more the better! Please note that yearling ewes or older are preferred. The approximate cost for each ewe is set at $85/hd. This cost will include: facility fees, insemination process, medications, and supplies. If semen is purchased, an additional charge will be made based upon semen value. Once producers have made their reservations, each will receive medications, supplies, and instructions which will include the specifics for timed A.I.
The registration deadline for this event is June 10th. To reserve your spot in this year’s event or for additional information, please contact Tom Wolford at (740) 334-9713.
For additional information, please refer to the flyer listed on the Events/Programs page or by contacting myself and Tom Wolford using the contact information above. We hope to see you and your sheep there!