Sheep Production with Gillian Watt begins January 15, 2018.
Registration for this module is open now to students and the ranching community.
If you are looking to add to your knowledge and skills in sheep production, look no further than this course! Gillian brings her years of knowledge and experience to the classroom with Sheep Production. This course is great not only for full-time students in the TRU Ranching program but also for those in the industry looking to add to their existing skills and for those new entrants to the industry.
Seminars are one day per week, either in person at TRU or online & via video conferencing.
SHEEP PRODUCTION IS A PREREQUISITE FOR – “ASUR 2060- BIOLOGICAL WEED CONTROL WITH GOATS” Coming in the summer of 2018.
Sheep Production With Gillian Watt: Course Outline
Courses consist of 6 modules:
Nutrition through the life cycle
Parasitology and pasture management
Genetics and designing a breeding program
Finishing, processing and lean meat yield
Marketing plan, product costing and pricing
Thompson Rivers University’s Applied Sustainable Ranching program has been helping students on their home ranches and host ranches in the area access innovative education that they need to run future successful enterprises. Follow the story here.
The Thompson Rivers University’s Applied Sustainable Ranching program successfully accepts and places international students on host ranches in the Cariboo and area. This year the program has students from Ghana, Belgium, Switzerland and Mexico. See one student’s adventures here.
Now Accepting Applications- January Intake of Applied Sustainable Ranching
On January 22 the third cohort of the Applied Sustainable Ranching program is set to start. The Thompson Rivers University Admissions Office at the Williams Lake Campus is now accepting applications for the program. For further information about the program, contact Program Director, Gillian Watt at: 250 319 2367
Meet Tristan & Aubyn Banwell from Spray Creek Ranch- Our Newest Hosts!
Spray Creek Ranch is a small cow-calf operation near Lillooet. They have 50 cows currently on 260 acres and around 100 acres under gravity irrigation, along with a range tenure currently in non-use. Spray Creek practice management-intensive rotational grazing and are working on implementing tools from holistic management for goal-setting with business partners, who own the property. They also raise pigs, laying hens and meat chickens on pasture. They have a Class D slaughter facility on the farm, and are working toward becoming a Class A inspected slaughter facility with cut & wrap.
Spray Creek Ranch has several options for seasonal and year-round housing, including a renovated motorhome, a studio currently under renovation, and three extra bedrooms in the main house.