Resources for large and small sheep producers:

OSU Department of Animal Sciences Sheep Extension

Voluntary Scrapie Eradication Program information. Information on the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service scrapie identification program 

The Sheep Industry Handbook, an excellent resource covering the basics of sheep production, is for beginner and experienced sheep producers alike. Topics include Sheep Breeding, Forages, Handling, Health, Management, Marketing, Nutrition, Predator Control, Quality Assurance, Reproduction, Sheep Care and Wool. It can be ordered from the American Sheep Industry Association.

"Parasite Concerns in Sheep". Summarizes the notes on this subject from the Oregon Sheep Growers annual convention, December 2006.

"Internal Parasites in Sheep and Goats". EM 9055 • February 2013


Sheep Management Guide – EM8916-E


Body condition scoring of sheep – EC 1433


Artificial rearing of lambs on milk replacer diets – EC 1427


Evaluation of Flock Production (Douglas County)


The sheep Extension address at the Department of Animal and Rangeland sciences has changed to:



High rates of selenium supplement for sheep