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|Discipline and Nbr:
|Units||Course Hours per Week|| ||Nbr of Weeks||Course Hours Total
|Maximum||3.00||Lecture Scheduled||2.00||17.5 max.||Lecture Scheduled||35.00
|Minimum||3.00||Lab Scheduled||3.00||17.5 min.||Lab Scheduled||52.50
| ||Contact DHR||0|| ||Contact DHR||0
| ||Contact Total||5.00|| ||Contact Total||87.50
| ||Non-contact DHR||0|| ||Non-contact DHR Total||0
Title 5 Category:
AA Degree Applicable
00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As:
| ||Total Out of Class Hours: 70.00||Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50||
A survey of the sheep industry including management of commercial, purebred and small farm flocks; selecting, feeding, breeding and basic care of ewes and lambs plus marketing of lambs and wool.
Limits on Enrollment:
Schedule of Classes Information
A survey of the sheep industry including management of commercial, purebred, and small farm flocks; selecting, feeding, breeding and basic care of ewes and lambs plus marketing of lambs and wool.
Limits on Enrollment:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION
Certificate Applicable Course
Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
|CSU GE:||Transfer Area|| ||Effective:||Inactive:
|IGETC:||Transfer Area|| ||Effective:||Inactive:
|CSU Transfer:||Transferable||Effective:||Fall 1981||Inactive:||Fall 2019
|UC Transfer:||Transferable||Effective:||Fall 2001||Inactive:||Fall 2019
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
1. Identify a minimum of eight common breeds of sheep and discuss in
a group setting.
2. Analyze sheep by production data and live appraisal.
3. List common diseases and parasites and their control.
4. Perform basic scientific management procedures such as docking,
castration, and shearing.
5. Compare different feeding formulations as it pertains to sound
6. Describe and appraise the function of the reproduction system.
7. Calculate the cost of sheep handling facilities and equipment.
8. Identify cultural contributions and ethnic influences on the sheep
9. Describe career opportunities and requirements for successful
Topics and Scope
1. History and Development of the Sheep Industry
d. Cultural contributions and ethnic influences of the industry
a. Breeds of sheep
b. Genetic concepts
c. Genetic value
e. Mating systems
f. Inherited defects
a. Diseases of lambs, ewes, and rams
b. Parasitic disease
c. Plant poisoning
d. Management calendar for disease prevention
a. Starting a sheep operation
b. Financial and marketing considerations
c. Management of wool
d. Using pasture and range efficiently
e. Selection and culling sheep
f. Lamb feeding procedures
a. Nutrient requirements
b. Formulating rations
c. Creep feeding lambs
d. Feed additives
e. Computer feeding programs
a. Factors affecting reproduction in the ewe
b. Pregnancy testing
c. Factors affecting reproduction in the ram
d. Semen collection and artificial insemination
a. Supply, demand, and prices
b. Marketing channels
c. Producer marketing decisions
d. Industry issues
Read periodicals, handouts, and textbooks (20 pages per week).
Term papers (6 to 8 pages)
Lab Worksheets (16--one per week).
Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Representative Textbooks and Materials:
|Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.||Writing
20 - 30%
|Lab reports, term papers||
|Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.||Problem Solving
0 - 0%
|Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.||Skill Demonstrations
30 - 40%
|Class performances, field work, performance exams||
|Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.||Exams
30 - 40%
|Quizzes, tests, exams||
|Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.||Other Category
0 - 10%
|Attendance and participation||
SHEEP PRODUCTION AND MANAGEMENT, 2nd Edition, C.V. Ross, Prentice Hall, New Jersey. 1989 (Classic in the field)
SID: SHEEP PRODUCTION HANDBOOK, American Sheep Industry Association: Production, Education, and Research Council, Paper Systems, Inc., Colorado.