Animal Husbandry & Herd Health Class

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  • Ad ID: 7403

  • Added: April 22, 2021

  • Regular Price: $ 79.00

  • Location: United States

  • State: Oklahoma

  • Views: 1025


Small Ruminant
Animal Husbandry & Herd Health Class
Saturday, May 15, 2021
8:30 am- 4:30 pm

Come on down to the farm to learn how to care for Small Ruminants such as sheep, goats, alpacas and llamas. 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 & 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 over twenty-five years. Their livestock include sheep, cattle, alpacas, lamas, donkeys, horses & 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 time small flocks provide stability for our families, communities and the nation. You can purchase your sheep starter flock locally at Shepherd’s Cross.

Registration Information
Registration is required. You can find information and registration form at:
click on “Classes and Retreats” or call 918-342-5911.

Facebook link for more information:

Shepherd’s Cross & Heart of the Shepherd
Dr. Diane Dickinson
16792 East 450 Road, Claremore, OK 74017