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