JS51 Basic Shepherding (For individuals who already have a sheep flock)
with Dr. Richard Barczewski
This workshop is a must for beginning shepherds who already have a flock of sheep but are looking for ways to improve their management to increase their bottom line. Dr. Richard Barczewski, Associate Professor in the Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources at Delaware State University, will assist participants with some basic sheep handling, selection and evaluation techniques. Discussions and demonstrations of many of the aspects of a successful sheep operation such as reproductive management and nutrition for maximum productivity, general lambing management and health care concerns for the producer as well as parasite and vaccination options and alternatives will be discussed. Special emphasis will be placed on marketing and recordkeeping. The workshop includes lots of time for questions and informal discussion. Participants who attend will learn tips to improve their operations by making them more profitable. 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.