Don’t just count sheep – learn everything about them! Get involved with the 4-H sheep project to learn all about animal health and nutrition, breeding, selection and marketing. You can participate in market projects, breeding projects and even non-competitive projects. Make it your own! This is a great way to gain valuable experiences while making lifelong friends.
You will experience the full process of selecting, feeding, breeding, and marketing sheep. You will also learn public speaking, leadership, and community service through caring for sheep.
If you need any type of accommodation to participate in a program or have questions about the physical access provided for an event, please contact the AgriLife Extension agent in your county. Requests for accommodation should be made at the time of registration for the event or at least two weeks prior to the program or event.
4-H Member Resources
Texas 4-H Sheep Project
Texas A&M University Department of Animal Science – Youth Projects
Inspecting and Handling Sheep in Judging
Keeping your Lamb Healthy
Livestock Judging Contest Scoring Procedures
Market Lamb Classification Standards
Presentation of Oral Reasons
Reasons Terminology for Market Lambs
Selection of Prospect Market Lambs
What Goes in the Lamb Showbox?
Roundup Public Speaking