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What is the purpose of the OSU Sheep/Goat Center?Discuss.

Step 1 – Watch the following the video and provide answers to the questions below:

OSU Sheep/Goat Video – HYPERLINK “https://courses.ecampus.oregonstate.edu/index.php?video=ans121/sheep_center.mp4” https://courses.ecampus.oregonstate.edu/index.php?video=ans121/sheep_center.mp4

Questions:
1.) What is the purpose of the OSU Sheep/Goat Center?

2.) General Management
What breed(s) of sheep does OSU raise? OSU also has a group goats. What type of goat is this and what is the specific breed is this?
What is the purpose of a dodge chute?
When are the sheep at OSU sheared?

3.) Breeding and Lambing
What time of year will the ewes give birth?
Describe the purpose of a Jug Pen and why it is used. How long will the ewe and lambs stay in the Jug Pen?
What is a creep pen and why is it used?
After lambs are a few days old several management practices will be performed.
What type of identification are the lambs provided with?
Why are the lambs tails docked?
CD/T vaccinations are given as well as a Bo-Se injection. Why is Bo-Se given?
A trio of ewes have a red mark on their rump. Why is this?

4.) Predators
How do sheep/goats defend themselves? What method of protection against predators does OSU rely on? What is the most common predator of sheep/goats?
What are examples of livestock guardian animals?

5.) Tool ID
Five tools or pieces of equipment commonly used in the sheep and goat industry will be shown and described. Name each tool and explain what purpose or function it has.

6.) Name two things you learned or found interesting during the tour of the OSU Sheep/Goat Center.

Step 2: You will be going on a virtual tour of a two types of goat operations in Canada. Follow the link posted below:

HYPERLINK “http://www.farmissues.com/virtualTour/en/goatFarms/index.html” HYPERLINK “http://www.virtualfarmtours.ca/en/goatFarms/index.html” http://www.virtualfarmtours.ca/en/goatFarms/index.html

Follow the directions of the tour. Click on the question marks, and watch the various videos.

Select “Tour an Ontario Market Goat Farm”
There will be four question marks (click on each one)
Several more question marks will be displayed (be sure to scroll all the way to the left or right)
If a video is associated with the question mark, please watch it.

Select “Tour an Ontario Dairy Goat Farm”
There will be five question marks (click on each one)
Several more question marks will be displayed (be sure to scroll all the way to the left or right)
If a video is associated with the question mark, please watch it.

Meat Goat Farm

1.) Discuss how the eating behavior of goats differs from sheep (and other ruminants).

2.) During the breeding season, what will a male goat (a buck) do to attract females?

3.) What are two common names for goat meat?

Dairy Goat Farm

1.) How long will a doe produce milk? How long is her ‘rest’ period? Why is a rest period necessary?

2.) Goat Milk
Describe the differences between cow milk and goat milk.
What is the milk checked for before it goes into the tank truck?
What is goat milk used for (besides consumption type products)?

3.) What is disbudding and why is it done?

Step 3: Wool

Follow the links provided below to learn some facts about wool.
HYPERLINK “https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uEYsmzophTA” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uEYsmzophTA
HYPERLINK “http://www.sheep101.info/warmwool.html” http://www.sheep101.info/warmwool.html
1.) What are some unique properties of wool that make it ideal for clothing? Please name three properties.

2.) Once wool has been sheared it is then separated/graded based on several quality factors. Name four of these factors.

3.) What is the purpose of a carding machine?

4.) Name two things you learned or found interesting about wool.


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