Sheep Production with Gillian Watt

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 With Gillian Watt: Course Outline

Courses consist of 6 modules:

Nutrition through the life cycle
Herd health
Parasitology and pasture management
Genetics and designing a breeding program
Finishing, processing and lean meat yield
Marketing plan, product costing and pricing

Contact Gillian at 250-319-2367 to register.

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Be Part of the Adventure: Registration is Open

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

You can find program information here: TRU

There are many entrance awards available for students beginning their courses.

Two significant awards available are the Bill Freding Memorial Award and the Cariboo GM Chevrolet 4-H Award. Information about these awards can be found on our awards page.

Further information is available about the TRU Grit awards and the TRU General awards.

Apply now to reserve your spot.

Opportunity at the Grant Ranch – Val Marie Saskatchewan

Opportunity at the Grant Ranch

The Grant Ranch, located in south west Saskatchewan at Val Marie is looking for a person with a passion for grass and cattle to fill a herdsman position that they have open.

The ideal person would be able to evolve into a decision making role in managing our 1200 cows, 1500 grassers, 30,000ac grazing land.

Find out more about the Grant Ranch at:

If you or a person you know would be interested and qualified for this position, feel free contact the Grant family, Lynn or Sherri at: or contact them at 306 298-2268

Meet The Hosts- Spray Creek Ranch

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.

More about Tristan and Aubyn here.


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