Jacobi Stumpff attends State Science Fair
On Thursday, April 19, 2018, Jacobi Stumpff attended the State Science Fair held at the University of Nebraska Wesleyan in Lincoln, NE. Jacobi’s project titled Estrus Synchronization in Ewes studied the effects of using the drugs Lutalyse and Estrumate to sync the ovulation cycles of sheep. The goal was to see which drug would perform better at making the ewes lamb at the same time. In her research, Jacobi determined that Estrumate would be a better drug for small livestock producers because of how close it synced the ewes the closest. However, larger livestock producers may want to used Lutalyse so that every ewe does not lamb at the same time and allows for a little be of spacing between births but still providing a uniform crop.