SW02 Shepherding Basics with Dr. Richard Barczewski

Friday, May 1 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the Show Ring

This workshop is a must for novice shepherds and for Festival visitors who dream of managing a flock of sheep someday. The class begins with a discussion on basic sheep handling, selection, and evaluation techniques. Additional discussions on sheep health will follow, including foot trimming, vaccination, and deworming. Discussions of housing, pasture management, feeding, marketing, parasite control, health care, and recordkeeping are all included. The workshop includes lots of time for questions and informal discussion and lots of handouts. Participants who attend will be better prepared to enter this exciting and rewarding hobby/profession. Note: There will be a shorter session after lunch when Dr. Barczewski will spend time with live animals. Morning students are welcome to return for the afternoon session without any additional fee or registration.

Class Code: SW02 Class Fee: $30. 25 Student Maximum.

Dr. Barczewski recently retired as a Professor in the Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources at Delaware State University.

2020 Catalog Cover Artist

Presenting our 2020 catalog cover, featuring an original woodcut done just for us by Bobby Rosenstock of JustAJar Design Press.

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Attention please! We ended up with a small quantity of 2020 merchandise left over from our virtual festival order. This includes short sleeve t-shirts, long sleeve t-shirts, sweatshirts, tote bags, sling bags, backpacks, posters, note cards and enamel pins. Sorry, no mugs, and not all sizes are available in the shirts and sweatshirts.

You can view these items at www.sheepman.com/product-category/maryland-sheep-wool-festival-online/, but because of the limited quantities you CANNOT ORDER THEM ONLINE. All items will be sold by telephone order ONLY on a first come, first served basis. Orders will be accepted by Sheepman Supply at 301-662-4197 Monday-Friday between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm. I repeat, orders will be accepted by TELEPHONE ONLY at 301-662-4197 Monday-Friday between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm.

This may be your last chance to get 2020 Festival merchandise!
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