The American Black Welsh Mountain Sheep Association and Desert Weyr, LLC is pleased to announce that we will be hosting an intensive 2-day seminar on non-surgical sheep artificial insemination December 5-6, 2018

Dr. Philip Purdy from the USDA National Animal Germplasm Program will be teaching our class.

This class will cover important AI topics including:

• Estrous synchronization
• Handling frozen semen
• Artificial Insemination
• Flock handing and scheduling techniques

This hands on class will include practice performing the thawing and preparation of frozen semen followed by actual inseminations on the Desert Weyr flock of Black Welsh Mountain ewes.

Lunch and coffee breaks will be provided.

Each student will also receive a packet of information about the procedures and a sheep AI kit including the insemination gun, sheathes and other materials so you can perform the procedure on your own ewes.

There are a number of local B&B’s in the area and a list of available accommodations will be sent once your deposits are received.

Cost for the seminar is $500 / person non-refundable unless the class is cancelled.

$250 deposit for each student must be received by 1 October 2018 The deadline to receive the remaining portion of the fee is 1 November 2018. All fees are transferrable to another person up until 30 November 2018.

Class size will be limited to 10 students. The minimum number of confirmed students for us to hold the class is 8. If we do not have 8 fully paid attendees by 1 November we will cancel the class and refund all deposits.

If we have more than 10 people sign up we will take names on a waiting list.

To reserve a spot in this class please send a deposit check of $250.00 to:

Desert Weyr, LLC
16870 Garvin Mesa Road
Paonia, CO 81428

or send it via Paypal to oogiem at

Include your name and your e-mail address as all further class information will be sent via a special e-mail list. We will hold these checks until 1 November when we must have the final payments. At that point we will cash the checks or if the class is cancelled we will return them to you.

In addition, at no extra charge we can accept up to 5 students to come to our farm October 15-17 to observe the process of training rams to serve an AV and the collection and preparation of semen for freezing. If you wish to attend please note that with your deposit.

We are excited to offer this opportunity to take advantage of this new and easy to perform procedure. We look forward to seeing you in December.