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Fourth Annual Youth Conservationist Sheep Award Program

Livestock Update, February 2001

Contributed by Mark Wahlberg, Extension Animal Scientist, 4-H Livestock, VA Tech

A group of sheep breeders in the mid-Atlantic region who are very supportive of youth sheep programs make this program available annually. This announcement was provided by this group of breeders and is reprinted for your information.

Virginia 4H and FFA members are invited to apply for these awards. Please share this information with appropriate youth and with volunteer leaders working with 4H sheep members.

Old Gjerpen Farm is pleased to announce the Fourth Annual Youth Conservationist Program (YCP). Breeds participating in the YCP include: Karakul, Coopworth, Leicester Longwool, Scottish Blackface, Tunis, Cotswold, Jacob and Lincoln.

Objectives: The purpose in giving a lamb to an aspiring shepherd is to create an awareness of the importance of preserving heritage breeds and to help others to:

Applicant Requirements: Youth applicants must meet the following requirements.

Schedule for YCP 2001:

The applicant should indicate if they wish to be considered for a particular breed or any of the eight participating breeds.

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