The Modern Shepherd
On-Campus, Bible Hill, NS
CANCELED - DUE TO LOW ENROLMENT
***Please note that all Modules are held on a Friday / Saturday. ***
A 10% Discount will be offered to each additional particapant from the same Farm.
Back by popular demand, with updates and new materials, The Modern Shepherd is a four-module production course that provides you, the new entrant or veteran 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
- Nutrition requirements
- Production systems
- Record keeping
- Sheep health and disease prevention
- Flock first aid
- 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".