Sheep Care & Showmanship

A collection of resources on sheep care, husbandry, and showmanship that I’ve collected.

Those of you showing this summer and fall – bookmark this page!

Shows this summer & fall

While we can’t show at these two shows, it would be worthwhile to go and check it out. Plenty to learn, sheep breeders, exhibitors, vendors, youth to talk to etc…

July 3- July 5 – Big E Mallary Complex FREE
Infor: http://www.thebige.com/e…/events/all-american-jr-sheep-show/

July 10-12 – New England Sheep & Wool Growers Association
http://www.nesheep.org/

The following shows are local and low pressure. Let Mrs. Melino know if you want to show a Mt. Everett animal or your own. Start by looking at the resources on this page and then we can set up times to work with your animal.

Berkshire Fair – Saturday August 15th – Pittsfield MA. Low pressure show, youth only, Sam Hoover showed last summer.

Sheffield Fair – Saturday, September 12th – Sheffield MA. FREE

RESOURCES

Documents:

Sheep_Showmanship

resources_lambshowing

Show_Lamb_Guide

texas extension showlamb

UTAH extension 4-HLivestock_2005-01

The truth about grain_ feeding grain to small ruminants

Bloat in Ruminants_ Diseases of the Ruminant Forestomach_ Merck Veterinary Manual

TheField1950 article on Shropshire sheep

shearing

first aid kit

feedinglambs

feeding sheep

ear tagging

Vaccinations for Small Ruminants docx

Websites:

http://countryfolks.com/preparing-a-market-lamb-for-show-season/

http://www.wikihow.com/Show-a-Sheep

http://www.countrysmallholding.com/livestock/sheep_joining_the_show_circuit_1_3493413

Videos:

Preparing for a show – great resources!!: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ollJZdI1XfY

4H Sheep Showmanship: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DRwzZndrkq4

Sheep Showmanship: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PF5lmSmbtKc

Master showmanship contest: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qoZupZdSegs

Showmanship 4 step process: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Px9Pi1DKTrE

Sheep Showmanship tips: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YY64WLfWgYo

Sheep Showmanship clinic (long but good video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g47qD0UCI6g

Collection of 20 4H videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5qZl_JaMbaI&list=PL681342CE02F1FDDD

Collection of 12 videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PF5lmSmbtKc&list=PL48iHNohmEa1WIkM8vv00HrNbgZ58dE1q

Collection of 8 videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EefEbXh0_Oo&list=PL875C9BA7FF6D3F26

Pictures

June showmanship workshop. An experienced sheep breeder & judge came and spent over an hour teaching Mt. Everett FFA members how to set an animal for showing. Madison Melino worked with “Rosebud”

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FFA member Bria Wells brought her two lambs to the Sheffield Farmers market over the summer. Educational exhibit

Bria

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