The participants in the 2016 Farms at Work Sheep Farming Mentorship Program enjoyed a beautiful sunny day for their first field day at Rocky Lane Farm. Bob and Gail Irvine introduced the group to the characteristics of various sheep breeds and led them in a number of hands-on activities, including building sheep gates, proper sheep handling, and clipping hooves.
Over three years, this successful program has immersed 21 beginning shepherds into the sheep farming community and given them the practical skills they need to skilfully manage their own flock. Click here to read an article about the program in the Ontario Sheep Marking Agency's quarterly magazine Ontario Sheep News.
For more information on the program, click here or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org | (705) 743-7671.