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During each year, members may choose several knowledge and skill goals. Do not be afraid to challenge yourself!
Sheep Knowledge and Skills
|Identify breeds of sheep
|Identify at least 25 parts of a sheep’s body
|Compare and describe differences in two sheep
|Demonstrate one or more fitting techniques
|Practice sheep showmanship techniques
|Set a daily animal care schedule
|Learn to care for a newborn lamb
|Identify wool properties and uses
|Identify and locate seven meat cuts on a sheep carcass
|Identify at least six sheep by-products
|Identify signs of health and sickness
|Judge and present reasons for a class of sheep
|Identify parts of ruminant digestive tracts
|Name a prevention and cure for sheep health problems
|Identify different feeds and nutrients they provide
|Demonstrate how to deliver lambs in abnormal positions
|Demonstrate how to save a weak, newborn lamb
|Do six sheep management practices
|Identify parasites that attack sheep
|Locate sheep information on the World Wide Web
|Outline a budget for a market lamb
|Discuss ethical and non-ethical behaviors in the sheep project
|Determine the yield grade of several carcasses
|Identify the important management practices during eight production periods
|Cook lamb meat
|Plan and organize a judging contest
|Determine income and expenses for a sheep enterprise
|Identify parts of a ewe’s and ram’s reproductive systems
|Design and conduct a sheep products survey
|Plan an event or activity
|Interview people in five agricultural careers
|Debate an issue affecting the sheep industry
|Design and teach a lesson on a sheep topic
|Organize and conduct an ABC’s of Sheep game
|Explain careers in the sheep industry
also choose any special skill not listed above.
During each year, members may also choose several personal development goals. Do not be afraid to challenge yourself!
Personal Development Activities
|Personal Development Activity
|Participate in a community service project (such as a food drive,
community clean up, etc.)
|Participate in a community pride project (such as a parade or
|Help prepare a display or booth relating to Sheep or Sheep
|Serve as a member of a club committee
|Attend 4-H camp
|Participate in your county fair
|Assist at a 4-H Sheep show.
|Serve as a host for a 4-H meeting, making everyone welcome.
|Provide refreshments for a club meeting.
|Help plan a fun activity for your club.
|Help with club/county 4-H fund raisers.
|Write a newspaper story for your club about an event you have
|Serve as a chairperson of a club committee.
|Arrange for a speaker to talk to your club.
|Make arrangements for your club to go on a field trip.
|Attend Citizenship Washington Focus (CWF)
|Attend National 4-H Youth Congress.
|Attend National 4-H Conference.
|Explore careers in Sheep
|Assist a younger member in preparing a public presentation.
|Assist a younger member at a Sheep show.
may also choose any special activities not listed above.
Suggested Project Goals
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- Food and Nutrition (Cooking) Goals & Skills
- Goat Project Goals & Skills
- Herpetology Project Goals & Skills
- Horse Project Goals & Skills
- Poultry Project Goals & Skills
- Rabbit, Cavy and Small Animal Project Goals & Skills
- Sheep Project Goals & Skills
- Swine Project Goals & Skills