| The objective of this course is to apply the principles learned
from the core courses in the Animal Sciences curriculum to successful management of sheep.
This includes topics such as breeding, performance testing, health, nutrition, feeding and
grazing systems, reproduction and management topics. Current issues important to the sheep
industry are also an important part of this course. There is also a two-hour weekly lab
for this course. Extensive sheep production experience is not required to enroll in this
course. There are typically 25-30 students enrolled in this course ranging from no sheep
industry experience to extensive experience.
It is the philosophy of the instructor that management courses should be educational, relate the principles of animal science into a useable form, be interesting and fun, and have ample opportunities for hands-on interactive learning.
|Topic||Number of Lectures|
|Introduction and Historical Perspective||1|
|Overview of U.S. and World Sheep Production||1|
|Breeding and Principles||4-5|
|Performance Testing Programs|
|Nutrients and Feedstuffs|
|Nutrient Requirements of Ewes|
|Nutrient Requirements of Lambs|
|Pastures and Forages|
|Growth and Development|
|Facilities & Equipment||1|
|Management and Production Systems||4|
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