BS in Agricultural Science
Agricultural Education and Communication Department
California is the second highest sheep producing state in the nation. Within the sheep production is the niche market of club lamb operations. Club lamb operations are typically run by families and friends, but colleges throughout the country have adopted their own club lamb operation. A study will be conducted to determine the feasibility of establishing a club lamb ewe flock at California Polytechnic University San Luis Obispo. Club lamb operations add value and interest in the university. Knowing first-hand how to run a sheep operation is crucial to the study’s success. The author will examine facilities, nutrition, health, herd management, and student labor for the making of this operation. The purpose of this project is to increase student and alumni participation, incorporate the Cal Poly ‘Learn By Doing’ motto, and student recruitment. The key to this operation’s success is help from donors and Cal Poly alumni.