Master Shepherd's Course
The Master Shepherd's Course (MSC) is 12 two-day modules covering a wide variety of sheep production topics. Each module consists of one and one-half days of classroom style presentations and discussions, and one-half day of farm and industry tours.
OSF is offering this 18 month long course, tentatively scheduled to begin in September 2018 and run through to January 2020. See the tentative course schedule below.
Who should apply?
Sheep farmers who have at least three years' experience as a sheep farm business owner or as an employee at a sheep farm, and who desire to improve the management, productivity, and profitability of their flocks.
Full course enrollment is now closed. Registrations are now being accepted for individual modules.
Space is limited for individual module enrollment. Interested individuals are encouraged to apply early.
The deadline to apply for individual modules is two weeks prior to the start date of the module. A late fee applies for individual module session registrations received less than two weeks prior to the module.
Application form - individual module (print)
Application form - individual module (fillable PDF)
Application form - individual module (Word)
Individual module - $350* per person per module
*A late registration fee of $450 applies to registrations received less than two weeks prior to the module.
Note: Dates, locations, and module topics are subject to change.
||November 7 & 8, 2018
||Industry dynamics and governance
Draft agenda - click here
||December 12 & 13, 2018
||Lambing and lamb rearing
||January 23 & 24, 2019
||Flock productivity and reproduction
||March 6 & 7, 2019
||Ewe flock nutrition
||April 17 & 18, 2019
||May 29 & 30, 2019
||Economics of infrastructure
||July 10 & 11, 2019
||August 21 & 22, 2019
||Effective flock health management
||October 2 & 3, 2019
||Lamb feedlots and dairy sheep
||November 13 & 14, 2019
||Marketing and wool
||January 8 & 9, 2020
||Business plan wrap up
Note: This session is for full course participants only.
|To be determined
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