Breeding Sheep

Picture of a flock of sheep

4-H Sheep Breeding Projects

The sheep project is designed to help you learn about more about the sheep industry. You will learn how to manage and care for your own flock of sheep.

Breeding Sheep

This project is for member’s ages 8-18 years old. This project is designed for those members who want to learn more about the sheep industry by starting his/her own flock. Members will accomplish the following learning experiences:

  • Learn about sheep
  • How to identify the parts of a lamb
  • Identify breeds of sheep
  • Different types of feeds
  • Evaluating different sheep
  • Exhibit animal on tour, achievement day or at a fair
  • Purchase, feed, and care for animals
  • Evaluate project with leader
  • Learn about nutritional requirements for sheep
  • Compare digestive systems
  • Identifying common diseases of sheep
  • Practice management practices
  • Gain leadership skills by helping others learn about sheep
  • Explore career opportunities in the sheep industry
  • Learn more about reproduction and genetics
  • Investigate technology’s impact on beef production

For specific information about the project, download the Breeding Sheep Project Information Sheet.  All of the e-record books can be found on the Colorado 4-H website or you can find them at the link to the e-record books.