Small RuminantsMajor Program


Total Hours




with Local Stakeholders.



of Multistate Efforts.


Total Number

of Volunteers Engaged.

Program Indicators

Number of producers who incorporated best practices recommended by Extension


Stories Behind the Numbers

  • Small Ruminant Profit School

    After receiving multiple requests for information about sheep production from local farmers and new landowners, we saw a need for educational courses to be offered to cover this topic. LaRue County AN... Read More

  • Small Ruminant Series

    Due to Henry Countys topography and soil, animal production has always been strong in Henry County. Even though cattle production dominants the livestock field, small ruminant production such as goats... Read More

  • Small Ruminant Profit School/Ewe Profit Schools

    Sheep numbers in Kentucky on January 1, 2013 was only 43,000 head. Numbers increased to 70,000 head on January 1, 2019. Much of this increase can be attributed to the development of the Small Ruminan... Read More

  • Small Ruminant Workshops

    Small Ruminant WorkshopsState wide the number of haired sheep producers has been steadily increasing with katahdin being the predominant breed. Many of these producers are new to small ruminants/sheep... Read More

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