The Sheep Management course allows you to learn the skills needed to manage a farm of sheep for wool or lamb purposes.

In the course you will be able to determine what constitutes a successful business and how to market your business to your clients effectively.

The Sheep Management course covers the breeds of sheep available and the nutritional and health requirements of the animal.

If you currently work on a farm or are interested in managing one, then the Sheep Management course can give you valuable insight into running the business successfully.


Course Outline
Course Code: 
100 hours - Access for 12 months
Online & Correspondence
Statement of achievement
Lesson Structure: 
  1. Introduction: Terminology and Breeds
  2. Selection and Breeding
  3. Nutrition of Sheep
  4. Diseases of Sheep
  5. General Management of a Commercial Flock
  6. Care of the Lamb
  7. Wool
  8. The Marketing of Sheep and Sheep Products
Aims - the learning objectives of the course: 
  • Selecting the right breed of sheep for your business
  • Select sheep to be used for different production purposes.
  • Explain the techniques used in sheep commercial breeding.
  • Explain the procedures used in managing the health of sheep (Nutrition)
  • Explain the procedures used in managing the health of sheep (Diseases)
  • Explain the techniques used in the management of a commercial flock of sheep.
  • To describe practices related to caring for lambs.
  • Explain the processes involved in handling wool after shearing.
  • Explain the techniques used in managing the marketing of sheep and sheep products.