Modern Shepherd Being Offered in September

The Modern Shepherd

On-Campus, Bible Hill, NS

Fall and Winter 2014-15

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
  • Lambing


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”.

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