Sheep Husbandry Online Course
From: $50.00 Inc GST / week for 16 weeks
Selection and breeding of sheep
Management of the commercial flock
Lamb and much more.
Learn about the following issues and much more: There are fewer marketing problems associated with wool of good-high quality. Pure mutton breeds require less management than pure wool breeds. The lamb market is strong in many countries. A dual purpose breed can provide the farmer with two products (meat and wool), and spreads the farmer’s source of income should there be an overproduction of one of the two products. Sheep can also be farmed for dairy (e.g. sheep cheese can be as popular as cow cheese in some parts of the world].
- Select appropriate breeds of sheep for different purposes
- Select sheep to be used for different production purposes
- Explain the techniques used in sheep commercial breeding
- Explain the procedures used in managing the health of sheep (Nutrition)
- Explain the procedures used in managing the health of sheep (Diseases)
- Explain the techniques used in the management of a commercial flock of sheep
- To describe practices related to caring for lambs
- Explain the processes involved in handling wool after shearing
- Explain the techniques used in managing the marketing of sheep and sheep products
Your TutorDr. Karin Dreyer-Haasbroek B.V.S. M.Sc. (Parasitology)
Karin’s love and passion for animals stem from growing up on a farm in South Africa. After gaining her Veterinary Science degree she worked in mixed general practice while completing a master’s degree in Veterinary Parasitology. Living and working in South Africa exposed Karin to a vast range of experiences in the clinical veterinary field: treating patients ranging from marmoset monkeys to lions to the everyday cat, dog or horse. Two years as a Laboratory Vet resulted in helping farmers tackling livestock health problems in a variety of farm production systems. Since her move to Western Australia with her family, Karin has been working in a small animal practice.
During her 20 years as a vet, she has been involved in several research projects and the tutoring of students in various fields of animal science. She enjoys mentoring students and sharing her knowledge and she loves helping students flourish and realise their full potential.