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Sheep Extension: Sheep 101 Workshop

2016 Virginia Tech Sheep Management Basics Workshop

Virginia Tech Copenhaver Sheep Center - Blacksburg, VA
November 4 - 5, 2016

 

 

2016 Virginia Tech Sheep Management Basics Workshop Registration & Flyer (PDF | 99KB)

 

This hands-on, two-day interactive workshop is designed for individuals with a limited amount of experience in the care and management of sheep.  Special emphasis will be placed on the management practices required during and around the time of lambing.  Participants will get hands-on experience with a group of ewes that will be lambing during the two-day workshop. A one-day shortened version of this workshop is held in conjunction with the Shepherd's Symposium in January.

Topic areas to be covered include:

  • Facilities and Handling
  • Newborn Lamb Management
  • Flock Health
  • Nutrition and Feeding Management
  • Reproductive Management
  • Basic Record Keeping 
  • Selection

Workshop general information:

  • Limited to a maximum of 25 participants
  • Cost is $40 per person

Contact:

Scott Greiner
Extension Sheep Specialist 
(540) 231-9159
sgreiner@vt.edu