Sheep 101 Agenda

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

Saturday, June 5, 2021   8 am to 5 pm

Saturday, September 11, 2021 8 am to 5 pm

7:30 a.m. Registration and coffee

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

                   -Sheep instincts and behavior

                    -flock movement exercise   

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

                  -personal safety

                   -catching with and without tools -short moves

                    -restraint techniques -pen configurations

                    -penning strategies 

10:00 ( BREAK)

10:15 Purchasing Do's and Don'ts

10:30 Handling Skills continued (BACK TO SHEEP)

                    -tipping: regular method

                    -tipping:  XL method

                    -move flock to handling system

    -Let's Talk Rams


                -Marking Harness

                -Temperament and handling

 12:00 (LUNCH PROVIDED)      

12:30 Keys to Starting Right With Sheep  

1:00 Home vet skills: 

             -foot care



           -ear tagging

           -tempature taking

              -condition scoring

           -FAMACHA intro

2:30 (BREAK)

2:45 Dealing With Sheep: a game of skill!

      -Upping the Ante:  catch a specific sheep 

      -skills review

    -ID methods

    -Top 5 sheep problems


4:00 Fencing and border collie walk

4:20 Additional topics and wrap-up

  -veterinary relationship -housing and shelter

  -Continuing Education and Resources

  5:00    Adjourn