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I can answer most questions about raising, breeding, feeding, showing,typical illnesses, pregnancy, birthing, bottle feeding,showing and sheering sheep. I have raised sheep for show and production for 20 years. The breeds of sheep I am most familier with are Crossbred, Suffolk, Hampshire- basically black face sheep. I deal with the classification of meat sheep over bred for wool sheep.

Experience in the area

I have raised a flock of sheep for 20 years on our farm. Very involved in 4H, FFA aspects and their rules, jackpot shows, state, regional, county and local shows.

Education/Credentials

Experience is my best creditial however, I have a college education and have taught many classes ( in other catagories), so I am familiar in the ways of teaching others.

Awards and Honors

Many breed awards- champion and grand champion awards in Kansas for the past 20 years, showmanship awards at local and state level in Kansas.

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Recent Answers from Kari Wempe

2016-07-31 Hair loss in sheep:

BD:   So Sorry for the delay in response, we just conclude our county fair and I have not seen my email in a while.  Please forgive me.     There could be a number of reasons why your lamb has a bald spot

2016-01-07 Dairy Sheep Breeds:

Hi Erik,   I am so sorry for the delay in my response to you. I have been out of the area with no service taking care of family crisis. Please accept my apologies.    To your question about the best breed

2015-06-29 Sheep with white muscle disease:

Diane  White muscle disease is really difficult to treat and results are not favorable. Keep the lamb hydrated if at all possible and I would add a shot of vit B12 as well.  If she is stiff and acts like

2015-03-10 Identify Sheeps hide?:

Hi Julie,   Yes, I mean Angora sheep!  :) And yes there are angora goats and believe or not, angora rabbits!!    I was working off the photos you sent; length of wool and the texture that I could determine

2015-03-10 Identify Sheeps hide?:

Hi Julie,     From the length of the wool, it would appear to be the wool of a older sheep, not a young lamb. More than likely angora breed.    Not being able to tell the texture, that is my best guess!!

 

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