Sheep Projects

sheepobservNYS 4-H Sheep Achievement Program

A sheep project is particularly well adapted to the rural family home with a small plot of land or even to homes with large yards in suburban areas that permit animals. Market lamb projects are particularly desirable youth activities in many areas of New York State.

Annual NYS 4-H Livestock Skillathon Contest


AUDIENCE: Youth 5 to 19 years of age.

The New York State 4-H Sheep Achievement Award Program provides goals and rewards specifically designed for young New York sheep project members.

4-H Sheep Quiz Bowl Information


All of the resources and curricula required to help 4-H members achieve their educational goals are found below.



The most current SIDS material can be obtained directly through the American Sheep Industry Association, Inc. at 6911 South Yosemite Street, Centennial, Colorado, 80112. If you have any questions, please call: (303) 771-3500 extension 32, or you may email questions or comments to:



  • Patches and certificates corresponding to the various levels of achievement in the New York State 4-H Sheep Achievement Award Program.
  • Many species topics are available. Here are the Sheep related titles:
    • Sheep 1 Rams, Lambs & You
    • Sheep 2 Shear Delight
    • Sheep 3 Leading the Flock; Sheep 4 Helper’s Guide
  • Your Sheep: A Kid’s Guide to Raising and Showing. 1993. by Paula Simmons and Darrell Salsbury, DVM. Storey Communications, Inc. Schoolhouse Road, Pownal, Vermont 05261. Current price $12.95.
  • Ohio State Learning Lab Kits are now available for 4-H Educators to borrow from our resources page.   They may also be purchased from the Ohio State website. or by contacting Communications and Technology Media Distribution (614) 292-1607.


Pamphlets are available from:

Dana Palmer
123 Morrison Hall
Animal Science Department
Cornell University
Ithaca, New York 14853


Contact: Dana Palmer