Shepherd’s Cross Schedules Animal Husbandry Class

Come on down to the farm to learn how to care for small ruminants such as sheep, goats, alpacas, and llamas! Shepherd’s Cross is hosting an animal husbandry and herd health class on Saturday, August 28, from 8:30a – 4:30p.

Class includes instruction, handouts, videos, tutorials, and hands-on experience. The primary instructor for the class is Dr. Diane Dickinson, a licensed veterinarian and an agriculturalist, with over 35 years of livestock and farming experience. Her unique perspective of animal husbandry care includes that of a producer, a veterinarian, a small flock and herd owner. She also shares her experiences in global agriculture, Biblical agriculture, sustainable living, natural production, agritourism, and niche markets.

The Dickinsons have owned and operated Shepherd’s Cross, a working sheep farm, for more than 25 years. Their livestock include sheep, cattle, alpacas, lamas, donkeys, horses, and poultry. The farm is Animal Welfare Approved. The livestock are pasture raised and pasture fed.

Class Topics Include

Vaccinations                                                                            Feet Trimming

Tail docking                                                                             Bloodless castration

Managing pasture & Feeding                                                     Parasites & Worms

Practical profitable flock herd health for working shepherds          FAMACHA

Sheep, goats, alpacas & others                                                  Lambing & birthing

Neonatal care – lambs, kids & others                                          Tubing

Wool management                                                                    AWA



Classes are limited to 20 participants, and fill quickly. Beverages are provided at breaks. Bring your lunch.

Cost is $79.00 per person, $149.00 for 2 family members, or $199.00 for the entire family (age 16 & over).

During these troubled times, small flocks provide stability for families, communities, and the nation. You can purchase your sheep starter flock locally at Shepherd’s Cross.

Registration Information

Registration is required. Click HERE to register, or call 918-342-5911.





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