Yellowhead 4-H Sheep Husbandry Day

4-H'rs learned how to judge a sheep, care for its health needs, and what kinds of grain to feed their animals

Sheep husbandry day for the Yellowhead 4-H Club was held at the Smith Family barn on Feb. 12 in Barriere.

Sheep husbandry day for the Yellowhead 4-H Club was held at the Smith Family barn on Feb. 12 in Barriere.

By Levi Kempter, Yellowhead 4-H Club Reporter

Sheep husbandry day was on Feb. 12.  It was held at the Smith’s in their barn.  This is an event where the sheep 4-H members learn how to properly take care of a lamb.  First the members were taught how to dock a lamb’s tail, followed by Mr. Greg Smith, Mrs. Maureen Smith and Sara-Kate Smith going over the steps on how to successfully grow a show lamb.

There were four different stations where 4-H members were able to learn by doing various husbandry practices that they will need to know. One was to give injections, another station taught members how to make a halter out of rope.  They also learned how to judge a sheep and what kinds of grain to feed their animals.

All the members who attended learned a great deal and are now ready to take good care of their projects. Thank you to the Smith family for hosting this event.