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Sheep Program

Sheep Program Details

Most of our sheep programs take place in New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia, and Western Australia. Through an Australian Sheep Training Program, you will gain hands-on experience with pasture-fed animals that are kept outside year round. As a Sheep program participant, you will gain hands-on experience in lambing, care, and feeding of livestock, docking (tailing), and more! As part of the sheep program, hay and silage making are generally included. The animals are kept outside, and pasture fed all year round, with supplements such as hay & silage. Lambing takes place from July to October depending on location in Australia.

Program Availability:

October to April


Some of the skills learned on this program may include:

  • Shearing
  • Lambing
  • Maintenance and repair of farm machinery
  • Care and feeding of sheep
  • Ration balancing
  • Harvesting and drying of crops
  • Exposure to the Australian way of life and business
  • Marketing of crops and livestock
  • Operation of farm machinery and on road vehicles
  • Seed, fertilizer, and crop protection decisions
  • Herd health management
  • Herd management

*Actual skills learned will vary by placement and previous experience

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