JS50 Basic Shepherding (For individuals considering getting a sheep flock)
with Dr. Richard Barczewski
This workshop is a must for novice shepherds and for Festival visitors who dream of managing a flock of sheep some day. Dr. Richard Barczewski, Associate Professor in the Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources at Delaware State University, begins with a discussion on basic sheep handling, selection and evaluation techniques. Additional discussion on sheep health including foot trimming, vaccination and deworming will be made. Discussions of housing, pasture management, feeding, marketing, parasite control, health care and recordkeeping are all included. The workshop includes lots of time for questions and informal discussion and lots of handouts. Participants who attend will be better prepared to enter this exciting and rewarding hobby/profession. It is strongly suggested that individuals sign up for only one of the two sections of this course based on their background and experience; there is no need to sign up for both sections.