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Sheep 101 Basics Workshop

Baby lambs playing at Copenhaver Sheep Center on a frosty morning.

Date: January 19-20, 2024
Location: Virginia Tech Copenhaver Sheep Center, Blacksburg, VA

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Questions: Dr. Scott Greiner - (540) 231-9159

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 may be 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  

Workshop general information:

  • Limited to a maximum of 30 participants
  • Cost is $40 per person