The U of I Sheep Center provides sheep, facilities and support staff for conducting research, teaching and outreach programs to benefit the sheep industry in Idaho. As part of the undergraduate animal and veterinary science curriculum, students get hands-on experience with sheep handling, lambing, sheering, breeding, feeding, vaccinating and marketing. Washington State University veterinary students also train at the center.
The breeding ewe flock is made up of approximately 200 Suffolks, Targhees and Polypas. The center consists of 126 acres including a lambing barn, intensive-care barn, nine paddocks and a residence for the farm manager.
The center is located at 950 Farm Road in Moscow. Contact Dino Vinci to schedule tours of the center and for more information.