Breeding and Market Sheep

Why Sheep?

This project teaches you to care for live animals by learning about animal health, nutrition, selection and breeding.

Starting Out, Beginner Jr./Int./Sr.

Starting Out, Beginner

Inspiring youth to:

  • Learn about sheep
  • Learn how to produce a safe, wholesome product
  • Identify the parts of a sheep
  • Learn about nutritional requirements and different types of feed
  • Practice evaluating sheep
  • Learn about a sheep's digestive system
  • Identify common sheep diseases
  • Learn how to keep records
  • Learn how to assume responsibility


Learning More, Intermediate, Jr./Int./Sr.

Learning More, Intermediate

Inspiring youth to:

  • Investigate technology's impact on sheep production
  • Learn how to exhibit your animal
  • Purchase, feed, and care for sheep
  • Learn about goal setting
  • Gain knowledge of sound management practices
  • Develop sportsmanship and public speaking skills


Exploring Depth, Advanced, Jr./Int./Sr.

Exploring Depth, Advanced

Inspiring youth to:

  • Learn how to deal with current issues related to raising sheep
  • Gain leadership skills by helping others learn about sheep
  • Explore career opportunities in the sheep industry
  • Build lifelong friendships