Sheep Breeds

Course CodeSGA10
Fee CodeSG
Duration (approx)20 hours
QualificationCertificate of Completion

This course was written by agricultural scientists and veterinarians. 
It's a reputable professional development course.
Includes micro assessments to check your knowledge. 
Delve into suggested tasks as much as you like. 

 

The needs of our woolly companions are more complex than we realise. They have intelligence which is repeatedly underestimated. Don’t misjudge their ability to comprehend us.

The apparent senseless behaviour of sheep comes from their natural position as a prey animal and their innate flighty behaviour is fear-based, it is not necessarily mindless.

 

Lesson Structure

  1. LESSON 1 DOMESTICATED SHEEP IN HUMAN HISTORY
    • Types of Sheep
    • Ovis aries
    • Ovis canedensis
    • Ovis dalli
    • Ovis ammon
    • Ovis nivicola
    • Sheep in History
    • Science in Sheep Farming
    • Sheep Farming is No Easy Feat
    • Wool
    • Hides
    • Milk
    • Meat
    • Types of Domestic Breeds
    • Breeds for Fine Wool
    • Breeds for Long Wool
    • Breeds for Meat
    • Dairy Breeds
    • Review what you have been learning
  2. LESSON 2 BIOLOGY & BEHAVIOUR
    • Sheep Biology & Appearance
    • Sheep Behaviour
    • Review what you have been learning
  3. LESSON 3 HUSBANDRY PRACTICES
    • Introduction
    • Daily and Scheduled Practices
    • Drenching
    • Injecting
    • Dipping
    • Hoof trimming
    • Shearing and crutching
    • Tail docking
    • Castration of lambs
    • Responding to Problems:
    • Ewes and lamb
    • Weeds and poisonous plants
    • Pests and diseases
    • Breech births and problems during lambing
    • Administering first aid
    • Review what you have been learning
  4. LESSON 4 BREEDS & BREEDING
    • Breed Types
    • More about Breed Categories
    • Breeds for Smaller Properties
    • Meat and Wool Sheep
    • Mini Breeds
    • Milk Sheep
    • Feeding Sheep
    • Review what you have been learning
  5. LESSON 5 SHEEP BREEDS A-D
    • Reference over 70 breeds in this lesson
    • Review what you have been learning
  6. LESSON 6 SHEEP BREEDS E-R
    • Reference almost 70 breeds in this lesson
    • Review what you have been learning
  7. LESSON 7 SHEEP BREEDS S-Z
    • Reference almost 60 breeds in this lesson
    • Review what you have been learning
    • Final Assessment

How does this course work? 

You can enrol at any time! 
You will be able to start immediately! 
Study when and where you like. 
Work at your own pace.
Downloadable study-guide means access offline. 
Automated self-assessment tests means no waiting for feedback. 
Unlimited attempts to pass the self-assessments 
Final assessment requires achievable 60% pass mark. 
Immediately receive a downloadable certificate of completion with your name on it. 

 

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