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Robin wrote at 2013-06-05 03:55:39
Hey - Good news and bad news. We worked with Guy for just shy of 2 weeks, we FINALLY got him UP! He wobbled around like a drunkard for the first day, and the following 2 days found him getting sturdier and sturdier. Then he was almost playing again - and some predator jumped our 5ft electric fence, and I found him headless. I am so disgusted. Yes, he was eventually going to end up someones dinner, but until then, he would have been cared for and nurtured, and his death would have been gentle. I am so sad, and disappointed, and angry.  But I did want to let you know, that somehow he ALMOST made it.


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Kari Wempe

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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.

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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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