Small Ruminant Herd Health Class

small ruminant herd health

Small Ruminant Herd Health and Animal Husbandry Class – Saturday, May 18, 2019, 8:30 am- 4:30 pm at Shepherd’s Cross in Oklahoma

  • Hands on experience & resources provided.
  • Shepherd’s Cross is a working sheep farm, operated by Mr. Peter & Dr. Diane Dickinson for over twenty- five years. Other animals on the farm include cattle, alpacas, lamas, donkeys, horses & poultry.
  • Shepherd’s Cross is an Animal Welfare Approved sheep farm. The livestock are pasture raised and pasture fed.
  • Shepherd’s Cross processes wool in the on-site mini-wool mill, with minimal processing & chemical free washing.
  • The Dickinsons shear their own flock, in the original method of shearing described in Isaiah 53:7.
  • The Dickinsons provide animal husbandry classes, veterinary care and training, wool mill training and Lamb of God Bible studies around the world, through the non-profit organization Heart of the Shepherd that operates on the farm.
  • The primary instructor for the Small Ruminant Herd Health class is Dr. Diane Dickinson, a licensed veterinarian and a agriculturalist, with over 35 years of livestock and farming experience. Her unique perspective of animal husbandry care includes that of a producer, a veterinarian, the small flock & herd, global agriculture, Biblical agriculture, sustainable living, natural production, agritourism and niche markets.

Small Ruminant Herd Health Class Topics Include

  • Vaccinations
  • Feet Trimming
  • Tail Docking
  • Bloodless castration
  • Managing pasture & Feeding
  • Parasites & Worms
  • Lambing & Birthing
  • Neonatal care – lambs, kids & others
  • Tubing
  • Wool Management
  • AWA
  • Shearing
  • Practical, profitable, flock herd health for the working shepherd
  • Sheep, goats, alpacas & others
  • Much more in this full day!

Registration Information

Small Ruminant Herd Health class includes instruction, handouts, videos, tutorials and hands on experience.  Snacks and beverages provided.  (Bring your lunch.)

Cost: $79.00 per person

   Or $149 00 for 2 family members

   Or $199.00 for the entire family (age 16 & over)

Come by the farm, call or email for registration. Classes fill quickly – Class maximum 20

Location: Shepherd’s Cross

16792 East 450 Road, Claremore, OK 74017



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