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Sheep Breeds- Short Course

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Self Paced 20-hour course to help you understand more about Sheep Breeds

Sheep are one of the most widely farmed animals. There thousands of sheep breeds and that been carefully bred to suit different conditions and for different production purposes. Some are more suited to wool production than meat, and others better suited for meat than wool. Some have been bred for dairy. Some breeds are adapted snow, some arid climates; some to lush pasture and others to high-altitude terrain. This short course will guide you through the great diversity found across many breeds of sheep, and gives you a broad overview of the husbandry, biology, and history of more than 200 breeds commonly raised across the world today.

An introduction to help you become more familiar with sheep breeds, this course is a great place to start learning about keeping sheep, or starting your career in sheep farming.

Our 20 hour courses are self paced and will help you understand a topic in a short amount of time. You can work through the course when you like- test yourself with mini-tests along the way. There are extra case studies or research you can undertake if you would really like to get into the topic. Once you have completed the lessons and self assessment tasks, there is a final exam undertaken online- you can then download your personalised certificate.

Course Content

This course has seven lessons. Each lesson has a corresponding online self-assessment test.

LESSON 1 DOMESTICATED SHEEP IN HUMAN HISTORY
Types of Sheep
Ovis aries
Ovis canedensis
Ovis dalli
Ovis ammon
Ovis nivicola
Sheep in History
Science in Sheep Farming
Sheep Farming is No Easy Feat
Wool
Hides
Milk
Meat
Types of Domestic Breeds
Breeds for Fine Wool
Breeds for Long Wool
Breeds for Meat
Dairy Breeds
Review what you have been learning

LESSON 2 BIOLOGY & BEHAVIOUR
Sheep Biology & Appearance
Sheep Behaviour
Review what you have been learning

LESSON 3 HUSBANDRY PRACTICES
Introduction
1) General Daily Care
2) Scheduled Practices
Drenching (as required)
Injecting (as required – often twice annually)
Dipping (once a month – depending on seasonal and climatic conditions)
Hoof trimming (once annually)
Shearing and crutching (once a year)
Tail docking (soon after birth)
Castration of lambs
3) Responding to Problems
Ewes and lambs that don’t pair-up after birth
Weeds in the pasture and poisonous plants
Pests and diseases
Breech births and problems during lambing
Administering first aid
Review what you have been learning

LESSON 4 BREEDS & BREEDING
Breed Types
More about Breed Categories
Breeds for Smaller Properties
Meat and Wool Sheep
Mini Breeds
Milk Sheep
Feeding Sheep
Review what you have been learning

LESSON 5 SHEEP BREEDS A-D
Review what you have been learning

LESSON 6 SHEEP BREEDS E-R
Review what you have been learning

LESSON 7 SHEEP BREEDS S-Z
Review what you have been learning
Final Assessment

 

 

How does this course work? 


You can enrol at any time.
Once you have paid for the course, you will be able to start straight away.
Study when and where you like. Work through at your own pace.

You can download your study-guide to your smart phone, tablet or laptop to read offline.

There are automated self-assessment tests you can complete at the end of each lesson. You can attempt these as many times as you wish and each time, upon completion, you can see your results. You will need internet access to complete the self assessment tests.

At the end of the course, you are presented with a large assessment which can be attempted online, anywhere, anytime. If you achieve a 60% pass in the exam; you immediately receive a downloadable certificate of completion with your name on it. If you do not achieve a 60% pass rate, you can contact us to re-sit your exam. ( email- admin@acs.edu.au )

Contact us at anytime if you have any issues with the course. admin@acs.edu.au



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