Sheep Boot Camp for Ag Teachers

Friday June 19-Sunday June 21, 2020

TRAINING SCHEDULE


FRIDAY, JUNE 19

8:00 am Welcome, introductions, course overview 

   8:30-noon Handling skills

      -Sheep instincts and behaviors

      -Body position..."Sheep Ballet" exercise

      -Catching, holding, tipping

      -Restraint methods and tools

      -Parasites problems

                ***LUNCH***

   1:00-4:00 Health Care Essentials

      -The Big 5 Sheep problems

      -Hoof health/trimming

      -Animal ID Practice

      -"Dealing With Sheep" Game

      -Vaccinations, drenching

      -Condition-scoring

      -Veterinary relationship

      -Animal ID and travel regulations

   4:00 Adjourn: dinner on your own, suggestions provided

SATURDAY, JUNE  20

8:00-12:00 -Sheep 101 Presentation

      -New in town? Ask these questions...

      -Equipment and facilities

      -Guess The Lamb Weights

       -"Sheep Sorting" Game

      -Lamb Judging and Handling

      -Purchasing sheep do's and don'ts

                          ***LUNCH***

Afternoon Sheep Farm Tours

      DINNER TOGETHER

   7:ish Adjourn

SUNDAY JUNE 21

8:00-12:00 Life With Sheep

      -Border Collie basics

      -Rotational Grazing

      -Breeds and current trends

      -Fencing and shelter -Seasonal calendar

      -Water and minerals

      -Winter

     Breeding and Lambing

      -Timing and strategies

      -Marking harnesses

      -Estrus control

      -Equipment and supplies

      -Keys to Lambing-time success

       ***LUNCH***

     Wrap up/Depart