Animal Husbandry Offered in Claremore


Shepherd’s Cross in Claremore is offering a Small Ruminant Animal Husbandry and Herd Health Class on Saturday, September 2, from 8:30 am- 4:30 pm. 

Class Topics Include

  • Vaccinations
  • Feet Trimming
  • Tail Docking
  • Bloodless castration
  • Managing pasture & Feeding
  • Parasites & Worms
  • Lambing & Birthing
  • Neonatal care – lambs, kids & others
  • Tubing
  • Wool Management
  • AWA
  • Shearing
  • Practical, profitable, flock herd health for the working shepherd
  • Sheep, goats, alpacas & others
  • Much more in this full day!


  • Shepherd’s Cross is a working sheep farm, operated by Mr. Peter & Dr. Diane Dickinson for over twenty years. Other animals on the farm include cattle, alpacas, lamas, donkeys, horses & poultry.
  • Shepherd’s Cross is an Animal Welfare Approved sheep farm. The livestock are pasture raised and pasture fed.
  • Shepherd’s Cross processes wool in the onsite mini-wool mill, with minimal processing & chemical free washing.
  • The Dickinsons shear their own flock, in the original method of shearing described in Isaiah 53:7
  • The Dickinsons provide animal husbandry classes, veterinary care and training, wool mill training and Lamb of God Bible studies around the world, through the non-profit organization Heart of the Shepherd that operates on the farm.
  • The primary instructor for the class is Dr. Diane Dickinson, a licensed veterinarian and a agriculturalist, with over 30 years of livestock and farming experience. Her unique perspective of animal husbandry care includes that of a producer, a veterinarian, the small flock & herd, global agriculture, Biblical agriculture, sustainable living, natural production, agritourism and niche markets.

Registration Information

Class includes instruction, handouts, videos, tutorials & hands on experience. Snacks and beverages provided.

$79.00 per person

Or $149 for 2 family members

Or $199 for the whole family (age 16 & over)

Come by the farm, call or email for registration form. Classes fill quickly – Class maximum 20


Location: Shepherd’s Cross

16792 East 450 Road, Claremore, OK 74017




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