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Sheep Care

These sheep care videos feature some of the key components of owning and managing sheep. They were produced by Ohio 4-H Youth development in collaboration with the Ohio Sheep and Wool Program and the Ohio Sheep Improvement Association. We are grateful to our featured presenters for their willingness to share their expertise!

  • Sheep Care: Selection and Basic Nutrition Mike Stitzlein, Ohio breeder, discusses lamb selection for 4-H and FFA projects, and Allen Johnson, Ohio breeder and nutritionist, shares tips on basic nutrition for optimum health and growth.



  • Sheep Care: Small Flock Facilities and Handling Former OSU Extension educator Gary Wilson discusses proper handling methods and common equipment and tools for small flock producers with demonstrations by OSU herd manager Gregg Fogle.


  • Sheep Care: Hoof Trimming OSU herd manager Gregg Fogle demonstrates tools, equipment, and steps for hoof trimming and discusses special considerations for frequency and showing. 


  • Sheep Care: Administering Medications and VFDs This easy-to-understand video about sheep care features OSU’s Dr. Eric Gordon and herd manager Gregg Fogle as they explain the Veterinary Feed Directive and how to properly administer medication. 


  • Sheep Care: Advanced Nutrition Join Allen Johnson, Ohio breeder and nutritionist, as he discusses how best to support your sheep for showing with advanced nutrition concepts such as additives, top dresses, and feed programs. 


  • Sheep Care: Showmanship OSU student and former 4-H member Delanie Wiseman demonstrates how to prepare your sheep for a successful showmanship experience, including a few special tips. 


These videos from Weaver Leather Livestock feature Chad Charmasson as he covers the basic process for shearing your sheep in preparation for a show. Topics are shearing the body, clipping the legs, and clipping the head. (No endorsement by The Ohio State University of the company or products in this video is intended or implied.)