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  • 4-H Sheep Production & Management

    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.

  • Michigan 4-H Sheep Project Snapshot (4H1619)

    Published on February 27, 2015
    The 4-H sheep project can provide youth with the opportunity to learn about selection, management, health, marketing and careers in the sheep industry. This 4-H snapshot sheet covers what 4-H’ers can learn from a 4-H sheep project.

  • MI 4-H Sheep Snapshot

    This 4-H snapshot sheet covers what 4-H’ers can learn from a 4-H sheep project, ways to get involved and resources for learning more. (2 pages, 2013)

  • 4-H Animal Care & Well-Being Bookmarks - Sheep

    The 4-H Animal Care and Well-Being Bookmarks are species-specific resources to help provide answers to ten commonly asked questions about animals that youth may encounter when showing at a fair or exhibition.

  • 4-H Animal Care & Well-Being Poster - Sheep 4H1717

    The 4-H Animal Care and Well-Being Posters compliment the 4-H Animal Care and Well-Being Bookmarks: they provide answers to the top five commonly asked questions about animals that youth may encounter when showing at a fair or exhibition.

  • Planning for your 4-H sheep project animal: Preparations

    Published on March 15, 2017
    First article in series featuring tips and tricks as you prepare for and select your 4-H market lamb.

  • Planning for your 4-H sheep project animal: Estimating costs

    Published on March 16, 2017
    Second article in series featuring tips and tricks as you prepare for and select your 4-H market lamb.

  • Livestock Learning: Sheep and Swine Daily Care

    Published on April 27, 2020

    Taylor Harrison, Stock Show U manager for Sullivan's Supply Co., teaches Michigan 4-H'ers about daily care of their sheep and swine 4-H projects. This sessions covers conditioning, washing, feeding and exercise as key elements in the daily routine for sheep and swine.

  • Planning for your 4-H sheep project animal: Lamb selection

    Published on March 16, 2017
    Third article in series featuring tips and tricks as you prepare for and select your 4-H market lamb.

  • Livestock Learning: Showmanship Fundamentals

    Published on April 13, 2020

    Kendra VanOrder, a Michigan 4-H volunteer, teaches Michigan 4-H'ers about the fundamentals of beef, sheep and swine showmanship. This session covers what to wear, which equipment to use in the ring, and how to properly handle your animal.

  • Livestock Learning: Livestock Nutrition

    Published on April 20, 2020

    Kendra VanOrder, a Michigan 4-H volunteer, teaches Michigan 4-H'ers about livestock nutrition and how to properly feed your 4-H animal. This sessions discusses different feed stuffs and their advantages and disadvantages, as well as different feeding techniques.

  • Livestock Learning: Biosecurity at the Show and on the Farm

    Published on April 23, 2020

    Katie Ockert, MSU Extension educator, teaches Michigan 4-H'ers about how to keep their animals and selves safe while attending livestock shows. Also discussed is how to keep livestock projects healthy when traveling back to the farm.

  • Livestock Learning: Selection and What the Judge is Looking For

    Published on April 9, 2020

    Taylor Harrison, Stock Show U manager for Sullivan's Supply Co., teaches Michigan 4-H'ers about selection of beef, sheep, swine and goat 4-H projects. Learn what to look for while selecting a market project and what the judge is looking for in the show ring with your final product.

  • Basics of Biosecurity

    Published on September 26, 2019

    Biosecurity is the procedures used to protect humans and animals against diseases or harmful biological agents. By practicing good biosecurity protocols, you will help protect both the people and animals in which you come into contact with.

  • 4-H Beef Production & Management

    4-H livestock projects, including beef, 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 Swine Production & Management

    4-H livestock projects, including swine, 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.

  • Forage management for sheep and goat production

    Published on June 13, 2013
    Efficient forage use is essential to the profitability of all farms regardless of size.

  • 4-H Goat Production & Management

    4-H youth explore veterinary and animal science by learning to feed, train and care for dairy, meat and hair goat projects.