Sat, Jan 20|
Iron Water Ranch
IWR 2024 Lambing School
An in-depth class for beginning shepherds or those wanting to learn! Hands-on and informational, this class will cover ewe & lamb management, barn set up, lambing prep, & more!
Time & Location
Jan 20, 2024, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Iron Water Ranch, 35179 Riverside Dr, Albany, OR 97321, USA
About the event
Iron Water Ranch is honored to host our annual Lambing School Course as a window into real-life experiences for shepherds during lambing season. This course will be hosted on Saturday, January 20th from 10AM to 4PM. This class is one-of-a-kind as it happens during our lambing season and is hosted in a bay of our lambing barn. It doesn’t get more hands on than this!
Included in this experience is a binder curated by our very own shepherd team including treatments for common issues, suggested barn layouts, a list of our favorite products, and lots more! Our goal is to provide a safe and fun environment for new shepherds to learn and get experience to handle their own lambing season. Prospective and aspiring shepherds without flocks are just as welcome as shepherds who've had sheep for years but want another perspective on lambing!
If you have specific questions you already know you want covered, please mention it in your registration. Topics include:
- Responsible breeding decisions
- Timeline for lambs and what your schedule for the year may look like
- Common nutrition questions for pregnant ewes and young lambs
- What you should include in your lambing kit
- Barn setups for an easy lambing experience
- Timeline for vaccinations of brood ewes and young lambs
- Care plan for pregnant ewes
- What you need to know about tail docking, ear tags, and injections for young lambs
- Different needs for different breeds
- Moving forward with your program
Lunch is included in the cost of this class. Lunch options will be emailed to all registered students about a week in advance. The class cost is $250 for a single shepherd or $400 for two shepherds from the same farm. We will be indoors most of the day but the barn is not heated so please dress appropriately.
- Ticket type
Lambing School AdmissionPriceFrom $250.00 to $400.00
- Single Shepherd$250.00
- Two Shepherds - Same Farm$400.00