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Explore the sheep industry. Learn to raise and show purebred or crossbred yearling ewes, aged ewes or market lambs. Topics include budgeting, digestive systems, reproduction, genetics, lambing, ethics, marketing and careers. New to 4-H? Get involved in the Sheep Project!

Important project information for enrolled members

girl grooming sheep

What you can do

Level 1: Sheep 1 - Lambs, Rams & You

Learn how to select a lamb andcare properly for the animal.

Level 2: Sheep 2 - Shear Delight

Explore feed tags, management practices and delivering a lamb.

Level 3: Sheep 3 - Leading the Flock

Learn about judging, genetics and breeding plus career paths

All levels:

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Free curriculum from Utah State 4-H. Registration is required for download access.

Important project information for enrolled members

Record keeping & evaluation

For adult leaders


Be a youth livestock committee member

Be a youth livestock committee member. 3 youth project members will be selected for 1 year terms to help plan and organize the State Fair 4-H Sheep Project experience. Members must have extensive sheep project and leadership experience. Applicants must be 9th grade or older, eligible for next year's 4-H, currently enrolled in meat goat project, previously exhibited at MN State Fair and complete this application.- PDF - fillable version

Additional details about committee assignment.


New to 4-H? Get involved in the Sheep Project!

Sharon Davis, program director, science of animals

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