AY Honor Sheep Husbandry Requirements

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Sheep Husbandry

Skill Level






Approval authority

General Conference

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Sheep Husbandry
Outdoor Industries
Skill Level
Approval authority
General Conference
Year of Introduction
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1. What kinds of areas do sheep naturally inhabit?

2. What kind of vegetation furnishes the feed most ideal for sheep?

3. What type of shelter or barn should be provided for sheep?

4. How much space is needed for each animal in the following conditions:

a. Loose barn space for adult sheep

b. Outside lot space for adult sheep

c. Loose barn space for large lamb

d. Loose barn space for small lamb

e. Pasture required for one ewe

f. Feed trough space for mature sheep

g. Feed trough space for lambs

h. Lambing

5. What are the most favorable seasons of the year in which to make a start in sheep raising?

6. What considerations should be taken into account when selecting the breed of stock?

7. What is the ideal size of flock for inexperienced beginners in sheep raising?

8. What winter feed is most ideal for sheep?

9. What type of care should be given to lambs?

10. Know the meaning of the following terms:

a. Castration

b. Commercial

c. Concentrate

d. Cross bred

e. Dam

f. Dock

g. Drench

h. Ewe

i. Flushing

j. Forages or roughages

k. Gain

l. Gestation

m. Grease weight

n. Heat

o. Lactation

p. Polled

q. Purebred

r. Ram

s. Ration

t. Registered

u. Scours

v. Scurred

w. Sire

x. Wether

11. Care for two or more lambs until marketed or until three months of age.