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College of Agriculture

2021 Sheep Day

The tradition continued for California State University, Chico’s Sheep and Goat Day held on January 23, 2021. This full day experience provided educational workshops, showmanship practice and presentations from industry experts on sheep and goat management.

The event hosted 458 attendees from eight states. There were four workshops hosted during this event including nutrition basics, health basics, selection and a preview of Show Smart Curriculum, which is designed for agriculture teachers and 4-H leaders that walks through the entire project of raising an animal. Additional workshops presented by Chico State students focused on meat goat and sheep showmanship, fitting and grooming.  

The featured presenters included professionals such as Jed Asmus of Rule Supplements and veterinarian Melissa VanLangingham of Mid Valley Vet Clinic, as well as recent graduate Mikalya Duchi and current student Julia Cardin. Vendors provided over $1,000 of prizes to give to participants.

On January 27 and 28, the Chico State sheep unit hosted an online sale with other consigners. All Chico State lambs have found new homes and will be shown at local fairs. Chico State students that helped with this event learned the logistics of how an online sale operates.

The virtual format broadened the attendee reach, with participants from as far away as Arkansas, Iowa and Arizona. The event was coordinated by Professor Celina Phillips and the Chico State Sheep Unit student team, including Julia Cardin, Brady Deaton, Josie Hernandez, Miranda Jachens, Emmanuel Lopez and Sarah Rook.