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OSU Lambing Schools began in Oregon in 1984 and were held until 2010. In 2014, the Oregon Sheep Growers Association teamed up with Oregon State University to initiate a new lambing school. The OSGA/OSU Lambing school is held in January and consists of both hands-on experience and classroom type instruction. Topics included in the one day school are: Sheep Obstetrics, Lamb Survival, Feeding and Care of Ewes and Lambs, Sheep Health and General Production Practices.
|Ernie Kahle, ranch manager, demonstrating lamb vaccination||– Dr. Paul Bailey, Bailey Veterinary Clinic, presenting information on obstetrics|
|Gene Pirelli (OS hat) talking a school participant through a lamb delivery|
Resources for large and small sheep producers:
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: http://anrs.oregonstate.edu/group/sheep
OSU SHEEP RESEARCH PROJECTS