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June 2024

Code Date Duration Location Fee Action
SFC001 24 Jun 2024 - 28 Jun 2024 5 days Nakuru, Kenya KES 84,000 | $1,100 Register
SFC001 24 Jun 2024 - 28 Jun 2024 5 days Pretoria, South Africa $2,400 Register
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June 2024

Date
Duration
Location
Fee
Action
24 Jun - 28 Jun 2024
5 days
Nakuru
KES 84,000 $1,100
24 Jun - 28 Jun 2024
5 days
Pretoria
$2,400
I Want To See More Dates...

Unfortunately, we do not have any dates scheduled at this time. Do you have a date in mind when you would like to take your training?

Request Custom Schedule

Contact Us on (+254) 715 077 817 / (+254) 792 516 000 or email us [email protected].


Introduction

The Comprehensive Sheep Farming Course is a hands-on program designed to provide participants with a solid foundation in sheep farming practices. From sheep selection and nutrition to health management and business aspects, this course covers all aspects of successful sheep farming. Whether you are a novice looking to start your own flock or an experienced farmer seeking to enhance your skills, this workshop offers practical knowledge and valuable insights.

Duration

5 Days

Who Should Attend:

  • Aspiring sheep farmers
  • Existing sheep farmers looking to enhance their skills
  • Agricultural students and researchers
  • Anyone interested in sustainable and ethical livestock farming practices

Course Level:

Course Objective

  • Acquire a solid understanding of the fundamental principles of sheep farming, including breed selection and basic management practices.
  • Develop skills in identifying, preventing, and managing common health issues in sheep.
  • Understand the nutritional needs of sheep at different stages and implement effective forage and nutrition management.
  • Learn advanced flock management practices and handling techniques to optimize the performance of the flock.

Course Outline

Module 1; Introduction; Terminology and Breeds

  • Factors affecting the choice of breed
  • Product and Market
  • Rearing and Management System
  • Overview of Sheep Breeds
  • Sheep Terminology

Module 2; Selection and Breeding

  • Growth Rate
  • Reproductive Efficiency
  • Carcass quality
  • Wool traits
  • Culling old ewes
  • Selecting replacement ewes
  • Selecting replacement rams
  • Commercial Sheep Production
  • Choosing a lambing time
  • Autumn lambing
  • Spring lambing
  • Accelerated lambing
  • Managing ewes prior to mating
  • Using hormones to control reproduction
  • Joining methods
  • Anatomy of ewe reproductive organs
  • Anatomy of ram reproductive organs
  • Ultrasound
  • Signs of lambing

Module 3; Nutrition of Sheep

  • Anatomy
  • Condition scoring
  • When to condition score
  • Factors affecting feed requirements
  • Feeding rams
  • Feeding ewes
  • Feeding lambs and fatteners
  • Nutrition and wool production

Module 4; Diseases of Sheep

  • Viral and rickettsial diseases
  • Bacterial diseases
  • Metabolic diseases
  • Protozoal diseases
  • Poisoning
  • Vaccination
  • The medicine chest
  • Giving injections
  • Disease prevention through sound management

Module 5; General Management of a Commercial Flock

  • Handling and treatment facilities
  • Drenching
  • Injecting
  • Hoof Trimming
  • Shearing
  • Tail docking
  • Castration
  • Blowfly strike

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