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.