Wonder what makes sheep’s wool so warm?
4-H livestock projects, including sheep, provide great opportunities for youth to learn about animal and veterinary science, as well as animal production practices while gaining valuable life skills such as responsibility and record-keeping.
4-H youth will feed, train, show and care for sheep project animals as they learn about sheep breeds, selection, grooming, production, management, marketing, reproduction, health and agribusiness careers. Whether they raise a market lamb or breeding stock project, youth will learn more about the sheep industry while gaining valuable life skills to help them succeed. In addition to local county events, statewide competitions and educational events are all possibilities as well.
Livestock management is a part of Michigan’s important agricultural industry, which is vital to the state’s economy and future prosperity. Participating in a 4-H sheep project could set you on the path to an excellent career in agriculture.
For more information on how to get involved as a youth or volunteer, contact your county MSU Extension office or:
Nancy Thelen, 4-H Livestock and Veterinary Science Educator
Department of Animal Science