Breeds of Sheep  (#17230)

Students identify 10 sheep breeds using pictures of each. May be used to discuss breed characteristics and uses in the U.S. Beginner level. (1992) – LAMINATED SKILLATHON STATION, QUESTION & ANSWER SHEETS.  (Livestock Skillathon Series – Sheep)

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Byproduct Feeds  (#17627)

Features 10 different byproduct feeds and asks questions related to their uses or benefits as a byproduct feed. Intermediate level. (1993) – LAMINATED SKILLATHON STATION, QUESTION & ANSWER SHEETS, FEEDSTUFF INFORMATION LIST.   (Animal Nutrition Skillathon Series)

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Ethics in Livestock Shows: Ethics in Our Lives  (#17994)

Three part production by Jeff Goodwin, which teaches ethical behavior within the context of the youth livestock project. Segments include 1. “A question of ethics” (the ethical treatment of youth livestock projects, stresses that their purpose is youth development) (20:00). – 2. “A step beyond” (gives tools to address cases of unethical activity both before […]

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Feed Ingredients for Dairy and Livestock  (#17236)

5 different stations teach the student to identify common feed ingredients and their importance in feeding cattle. Each station contains ten samples of common feedstuffs for farm animals. Feed samples are displayed randomly with stations grouped by knowledge level of the students. Beginner level. (1992) – 5 LAMINATED SKILLATHON STATIONS, EACH WITH QUESTION & ANSWER […]

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Fitting Sheep for Show  (#17104)

Matt Glewen, UWEX Dairy and Livestock Agent, demonstrates the successful fitting, grooming and preparation of market/breeding sheep for show. Intended for youth show participants, leaders or sheep breeders. Three parts include: I. “Fitting Market Lambs”. – II. “Rough Shaping Breeding Stock”. – III. “The Final Shaping”.  (1991) – VHS VIDEO  (49:00 – total)

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Forage Plants  (#17628)

Asks students to identify 9 forage plants commonly grown and fed to animals. Advanced level. (1993) – LAMINATED SKILLATHON STATION, QUESTION & ANSWER SHEETS, FEEDSTUFF INFORMATION LIST.   (Animal Nutrition Skillathon Series)

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Fundamental Livestock Parturition  (#18306)

Live-action teaching aid capturing the essence of the reproductive process in three domesticated species – cattle, sheep and swine.  Includes the fundamentals of mating, gestation, lambing, farrowing and calving, as well as basic information and candid video of cattle, sheep and swine.  It is recommended that agents view the video ahead of time to be […]

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Ideas About Animal Welfare (#17238)

Presents a continuum or scale of beliefs which people hold concerning the relationship between humans and other animals. Intermediate level. (1992) – LAMINATED SKILLATHON STATION, PRINT MATERIALS.  (Livestock Skillathon Series – Beef, Dairy, Sheep & Swine)

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Judging Hampshire Ewes  (#17102)

Slides depict a class of Hampshire ewes along with performance data for youth to judge, answer questions and develop a set of oral reasons. Allows youth to practice judging breeding sheep, utilize performance information and discover the traits of performance. (1992) – 30 SLIDES, PROGRAM GUIDE, CASSETTE (7:00)

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Judging Market Lambs  (#17103)

Developed to let youth practice judging market lambs and discover what traits are of major importance. Covers how to use hands to determine trimness and muscling in lambs and then depicts a class of live lambs and carcasses for youth to judge, answer questions and develop a set of oral reasons. (1992) – 40 SLIDES, […]

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The Line in the Sand  (#18381)

Jeff Goodwin addresses ethical questions about youth livestock shows.  Using various scenarios and species, defines which practices are ethical and unethical.  This program is also one segment of the video “Ethics in Livestock Shows” – #17994. (1996) – VHS VIDEO (16:00), ACTIVITY GUIDE.

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Livestock Feed Sources  (#17239)

Students learn to identify a variety of feedstuffs and their roles in feeding livestock. Consists of 4 stations containing samples of common feedstuffs for farm animals. Stations are grouped according to the major nutrient provided. Stations include: “Vitamin & Mineral Ingredients” – “Processed Grains” – “Whole Grains” and “Byproduct Feeds”. Intermediate level. (1992) – 4 […]

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Livestock Judging: Classes, Critiques & Reasons I (#19064)

Eight livestock judging practice classes help students improve their judging skills.  Classes include market steers, Hereford heifers, performance Limousin heifers, market hogs, Duroc breeding gilts, market lambs, Southdown breeding ewes and market goats. Critiques of each class are provided by Ryan Rathmann, coach of six national champion livestock judging teams, followed by formal sets of […]

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Livestock Skillathon Series – Sheep

Tabletop displays each focusing on a specific management topic important to livestock production and projects. Enables project members to explain and test what they have learned. Available for beef, sheep and swine. Great resource for leaders to use in project meetings. See “Animal Nutrition Skillathon Series” for related titles. SEE INDIVIDUAL TITLES FOR MORE COMPLETE INFORMATION. […]

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MAQA – Year 1 – Care and Management (#18753)

Meat Animal and Quality Assurance kit designed to teach quality assurance principles and management skills to youth enrolled in the swine, sheep and beef meat animal projects.  Year 1’s topic is Care and Management, which addresses topics such as Identification, Feeding, Watering and much more.  (2004) – CONTAINS A VARIETY OF PIECES OF EQUIPMENT NEEDED […]

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MAQA – Year 2 – Animal Health Products (#18754)

Meat Animal and Quality Assurance kit designed to teach quality assurance principles and management skills to youth enrolled in the swine, sheep and beef meat animal projects.  Year 2’s topic is Animal Health Care Products, which addresses topics such as record keeping, use and handling of syringes and needles and residues.  The kit also has […]

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Meat Evaluation (#15640)

Color slides of 186 retail meat cuts.  Each cut is listed with its complete name and a general description.  Names of the cuts are based on the Uniform Retail Meat Identity Standards (URMIS) system for beef, pork, lamb and veal.  Includes supplemental Meat Evaluation Handbook and CD-ROM featuring the same slides as well as some […]

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Meat Judging: Fundamentals (#19065)

Provides a basic introduction to the evaluation of red meat.  Dr. Mark Miller of Texas Tech discusses the fundamentals of meat judging in the facets of beef quality and yield grading, beef carcass judging, beef wholesale and retail cut judging, pork carcass judging (intact and ribbed), ham judging, lamb carcass judging (intact and ribbed) and […]

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Meat Judging Practice (#19066)

Four sections, each with 6 classes, feature more than 120 retail cuts of beef, lamb and pork for identification.  At the end of each class, the species, primal cut and retail are displayed.  Also included are beef carcasses for quality grading, judging classes of carcasses and/or sub=primal cuts and questions pertaining to a class of […]

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Oral Reasons Made Easy  (#17422)

Teaches youth and adults how to present a set of oral reasons about a class of beef, swine or sheep. Three youth (basic, intermediate, advanced) give sample reasons for a class of performance Angus heifers and Tim Erickson critiques and gives tips to each presenter.  (1993) – VHS VIDEO  (33:00)

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Parts of the Sheep  (#17245)

Using a picture of a sheep, a student is asked to identify 15 internal parts of the sheep’s anatomy and their functions. Beginner level. (1992) – LAMINATED SKILLATHON STATION, QUESTION & ANSWER SHEETS, “SHEEP JUDGING” ARTICLE.  (Livestock Skillathon Series- Sheep)

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Primal Lamb Cuts  (#17426)

Shows 4-H, FFA and other youth the primal cuts of the lamb carcass from which all retail lamb cuts are derived. Beginning level. (1993) – LAMINATED SKILLATHON STATION, QUESTION & ANSWER SHEETS. (Livestock Skillathon Series – Sheep)

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Processed Feeds  (#17629)

Displays 15 feed samples to show the different forms of feed processing. Emphasizes corn processing differences. Intermediate level. (1993) – LAMINATED SKILLATHON STATION, QUESTION & ANSWER SHEETS, FEEDSTUFF INFORMATION LIST.  (Animal Nutrition Skillathon Series)

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Processing Methods  (#17630)

Features 10 different feed samples, each of which represents a different processing method. Designed to ask the student to identify the feedstuff and the processing method used. Intermediate level. (1993) – LAMINATED SKILLATHON STATION, QUESTION & ANSWER SHEETS, FEEDSTUFF INFORMATION LIST. (Animal Nutrition Skillathons Series)

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Quality Assurance: Strengthening the Chain of Wholesome Food Production (#18123)

Addresses topics related to quality assurance and livestock production, such as proper injection sites, facilities, nutrition, care and handling, and following label instructions on animal health products. Touches on the many similarities between the production of high quality corn and the production of high quality food animals. (1997) – VHS VIDEO (16:00), FACILITATOR GUIDE.

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Retail Cut ID (#19137)

Features the newly approved retail cuts for National FFA and 4-H contests.  Organized by species with a notation of each cut, allows for different angles. Special effects, 3D graphics and expert commentary provide insight for harder to identify cuts. (2012) – DVD (93:00)

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The Ruminant  (#17631)

Displays a diagram of the rumen, along with pictures of ruminant animals. Questions relate to the identification of rumen compartments or their function. Advanced level. (1993) – LAMINATED SKILLATHON STATION, QUESTION & ANSWER SHEETS, FEEDSTUFF INFORMATION LIST.  (Animal Nutrition Series)

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Selection and Care of Market Lambs (#18308)

Demonstrates a 4-step method for evaluating the lamb (forearm muscle, ribs, length of hindsaddle, distance between pin bones).  Provides tips on purchasing lambs, assessing conformation and growth potential and measuring and determining ratios for the parts of the lamb.  Discusses good feeding and health practices, conditioning, handling and exercise suggestions.  (1994) – VHS VIDEO  (44:00)

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Sheep Abnormalities  (#16223)

Shows many abnormalities in sheep that affect their marketability or use as breeding stock. Discusses how to detect problems in their early stages, and demonstrates how early culling can be useful when treatment is out of the question.  (1982) – VHS VIDEO  (24:00)

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Sheep Birthing Management  (#17248)

Students learn 10 techniques to use during lambing that will save newborn lambs. Intermediate level. (1992) – LAMINATED SKILLATHON STATION, QUESTION & ANSWER SHEETS, TEACHER RESOURCE.  (Livestock Skillathon Series – Sheep)

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Sheep Feet and Legs  (#17249 )

Pictures graphically illustrate sheep foot and leg physiology and the common terms used to identify those parts. Also shows some common foot and leg abnormalities. Intermediate level. (1992) –  LAMINATED SKILLATHON STATION, QUESTION & ANSWER SHEETS, “FEET & LEGS” BULLETIN.  (Livestock Skillathon Series – Sheep)

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Sheep Illnesses (#17429)

Shows photos of sheep displaying the classic symptoms of 10 common diseases. Intended for youth audiences studying animal/vet science. Advanced level. (1993) – LAMINATED SKILLATHON STATION, QUESTION & ANSWER SHEETS.  (Livestock Skillathon Series – Sheep)

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Sheep Learning Laboratory Kit (#18391)

Set of learn-by-doing activities focusing on sheep.  Designed as a series of mini-learning stations, where participants can test their own knowledge and abilities.  Topics covered include Anatomy, Breeds, Conformation, Meat Science and Quality Assurance.  (1994) – INCLUDES VIDEO & CURRICULUM GUIDE, AS WELL AS A VARIETY OF POSTER, CHARTS, DIAGRAMS, IDENTIFICATION TAGS, SITUATION/TASK STATEMENTS AND […]

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Sheep Leg Placements  (#17250)

Students identify feet and leg problems in sheep. Beginner level. (1992) – LAMINATED SKILLATHON STATION, QUESTION & ANSWER SHEETS, “FEET & LEGS” BULLETIN.  (Livestock Skillathon Series – Sheep)

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The Sheep Mouth  (#17251)

Students learn sheep mouth anatomy and characteristics of jaw abnormalities. Using photos of teeth, they learn to age sheep. Intermediate level. (1992) – LAMINATED SKILLATHON STATION, QUESTION & ANSWER SHEETS, “MOUTH & EYES” BULLETIN.  (Livestock Skillathon Series – Sheep)

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Start to Finish – A Show Lamb Video (#18963)

Demonstrates the concepts involved in successfully completing a lamb project from start to finish.  Segments include Selection, Feed, Daily Care & Health Care, Clipping, Show Preparation, Show Box and Showmanship. (2002) – DVD  (41:00).

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Vitamins and Minerals  (#17632)

Features 14 vitamin and mineral samples with pictures of vitamin or mineral deficiencies. Questions asked relate to the pictures or ask students to identify the sample. Advanced level. (1993) – LAMINATED SKILLATHON STATION, QUESTION & ANSWER SHEETS, FEEDSTUFF INFORMATION LIST.  (Animal Nutrition Skillathon Series).

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Water: The Essential Nutrient  (#17633)

Shows differences in water purity and the necessity of water in an animal’s diet. Beginner level. (1993) – LAMINATED SKILLATHON STATION, QUESTION & ANSWER SHEETS, FEEDSTUFF INFORMATION LIST.   (Animal Nutrition Skillathon Series).

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