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Sheep Research and Teaching Unit

The SDSU Sheep Research and Teaching Unit, located 1.5 miles north of the main campus, maintains a closed ewe flock of 250 commercial Polypay and 125 purebred Hampshire ewes. Lambing seasons include fall (September-October), winter (late January to early March) and May. The current flock manager is Blake Johnson. He has responsibilities for day-to-day management and supervises 8-10 undergraduate student employees each semester. Dr. Rosie Nold is the faculty supervisor for the unit.

Animals from the Sheep Unit are utilized in a wide range of teaching, research and extension programming activities. The SDSU Hampshire flock is the oldest registered flock in the US with continuous registration dating back to 1898. Since 2007, this group has been enrolled in the NSIP program.

Visitors are always welcome!


Blake Johnson - 605-693-3713