University General Course Catalog 2022-2023 
    Nov 26, 2022  
University General Course Catalog 2022-2023
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AGSC 610 - Sheep Management

(3 units)
Principles of sheep production and application of selection, breeding, nutrition, management and marketing under western ranch and farming environments.

Grading Basis: Graded
Units of Lecture: 2
Units of Laboratory/Studio: 1
Offered: Every Spring

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. describe different sheep management systems and marketing strategies used in the Western United States.
2. demonstrate application of managerial skills and production tools and techniques through both laboratory exercises and the required 3-day lambing experiential activity.
3. apply knowledge from Livestock Production (AGSC 100), Nutrition (AGSC 206/406), Anatomy and Physiology (VM 328), genetics, diseases, and management and business principles to solve problems associated with a sheep operation.
4. communicate management decisions and enterprise business plan orally to their peers and invited guests in a professional manner.
5. develop a research proposal utilizing Merino and Merino-cross sheep to address sheep management, sheep reproduction, sheep nutrition, wool or meat marketing, or other production concerns (see ASI Research, Development and Education Priorities Report 2016).
6. present the research proposal in a professional manner to CABNR administrators and faculty.

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