to Sheep 101.
The purpose of Sheep 101 is to teach 4-H and FFA members,
students, teachers, beginning shepherds, and the general public
about sheep, their products, how they are raised, and their
contributions to society. The site uses simple language and
pictures to illustrate the various topics. To begin learning
about sheep, click on a link in the menu bar or choose a topic
from the drop down menu above.
author. The author of Sheep 101 is Susan
Schoenian, Sheep & Goat Specialist at the University
of Maryland's Western Maryland Research & Education Center.
Susan has been with University of Maryland Extension since 1988. She raises purebred and crossbred Katahdin sheep on her small farm, called
The Baalands, in Clear
Spring, Maryland. Susan has B.S. and M.S. degrees in Animal Science from Virginia
Tech and Montana State University, respectively.
George W. is Susan's "consultant" for Sheep 101.
He is a 5/8 Katahdin x 3/8 White Dorper wether born at The Baalands on March 1, 2002. He "celebrated" his 11th birthday this year. George was named after President
George W. Bush, and he is "proud" of his moniker.
The pages on Sheep 101 may be copied, downloaded,
and printed for educational purposes, provided the material
is not altered in any way and credit is given to Sheep 101.
Information may be reprinted in newsletters with permission
from the author and/or photographer. Users may link to Sheep
101 web pages. Images are the property of the photographer and
cannot be used without permission from the same.
201 is a Beginner's Guide to Raising
Sheep. It is being developed into a book for future publication.
disclaimer. Sheep 101 is provided
as a service to the public. The author tries to regularly
update and add information to the web site, but makes
no warranties (express or implied) about the information
on the web site. It is the user's responsibility to
evaluate the accuracy and completeness of any content
appearing on the web site.
Maryland Small Ruminant
Page. George invites you to visit the Maryland
Small Ruminant Page at www.sheepandgoat.com.
Developed in 1998 by Susan, the web site
serves as an information portal for sheep and goat
producers and anyone else interested in small ruminants and related topics.