Sheep Project

The sheep project teaches youth to care for live animals while learning about animal health and nutrition, breeding, selection and marketing. in the 4-H sheep project individuals learn decision making, record keeping, responsibility, sportsmanship and leadership. they may participate in market projects, breeding projects and non-competitive projects.

  • Project Description – PDF
  • Volunteer Description – PDF

 Printed Resources

  • 4-H Show Lamb Guide (AS 3-4.059) – PDF
  • Mohair Placing and Reasons Sheet (AS 3-4.052) – PDF
  • Mohair Grading Sheet (AS 5-6.051) – PDF
  • Mohair Score Card for Judging (AS 135) – PDF
  • Wool Placing and Reasons Sheet (AS 3-4.057) – PDF
  • Wool Grading Sheet (AS 3-4.055) – PDF
  • Wool Score Card for Judging (AS 136) – PDF

Texas A&M Publications (http://animalscience.tamu.edu)

  • Inspecting and Handling Sheep in Judging – link
  • Keeping Your Lamb Healthy – link
  • Livestock Judging Contest Scoring Procedures – link
  • Market Lamb Classification Standards – link
  • Presentation of Oral Reasons – link
  • Reasons Terminology for Market Lambs – link
  • Sample Sets of Livestock Judging Oral Reasons by Former Members of the TAMU Livestock Judging Teams – link
  • Selection of Prospect Market Lambs – link
  • What Goes in the Lamb Showbox – link

National 4-H Curriculum Resources

  • Sheep – Group Activity Helper’s Guide – link
  • Sheep – Lamb Pattern – link
  • Sheep 1 – Lambs, Rams and You – link
  • Sheep 2 – Shear Delight – link
  • Sheep 3 – Leading the Flock – link

Website Resources

  • Texas A&M University Animal Science Department – link

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