Sheep 101 Agenda

A full day dedicated to success with sheep,
taught by experienced shepherds on a working farm

Saturday, June 6, 2020   8 am to 5 pm

7:30 a.m. Registration and coffee

8:00 a.m. -Welcome, introductions, objectives 

                   -Sheep instincts and behavior  

8:45 a.m. Handling skills (WITH SHEEP IN BARN)

                  -personal safety -tipping

                   -catching with and without tools -short moves

                    -restraint techniques -pen configurations 

10:00 ( BREAK)

10:15 Purchasing Do's and Don'ts

10:30 Handling Skills continued (BACK TO SHEEP)

 12:00 (LUNCH PROVIDED)      

12:30 Keys to Starting Right With Sheep  

1:00 Home vet skills: ( MOVE SHEEP INTO HANDLING SYSTEM)

  -foot care -drenching

  -injections -ear tagging

  -condition scoring -FAMACHA intro

2:30 (BREAK)

2:45 Dealing With Sheep: a game of skill (BACK TO SHEEP BARN)

  -catch specific sheep -ID methods

  -skills review -task demo

4:00 Fencing and border collie walk

4:20 Additional topics and wrap-up

  -breeding harnesses -scrapies tag regulation

  -veterinary relationship -housing and shelter

  -resources and suppliers -Q & A