The Modern Shepherd
On-Campus, Bible Hill, NS
Next Offering - 2017
A 10% Discount will be offered to each additional particapant from the same Farm.
The Modern Shepherd is a four-module production course that provides you, the small flock owner or larger scale producer with up to date information to succeed in the Atlantic Sheep industry.
The individual modules, aligned with a typical production cyle, provide a combination of in-class sessions with hands-on practical activities and tours so you can gain an understanding of all aspects of raising sheep- from choosing sheep, breeding, lambing and marketing.
A snapshot of topics covered
- Selecting breeds
- Safe and efficient handling
- Predator awareness
- Fencing practicum
- Feeding and Nutrition requirements
- Production systems
- Record keeping
- Sheep health and disease prevention
- Flock first aid
- Market development
- Module 1: Getting Started - Husbandry, Handling, Products and Markets
- Module 2: Nutrition and Breeding
- Module 3: Health
- Module 4: Pastures, Predators and Price - the Real Cost of Raising Sheep
Comments from previous participants:
"Excellent course – best way to learn about raising sheep in the Maritimes".
"This course was very useful to anyone – experienced or beginner – that wants to learn about sheep farming".
"Diversity of topics, level of information, and opportunities to network with experienced and beginning shepherds make this course more than worth the cost".