The How to Handle Sheep video series released by the American Sheep Industry Association, in collaboration with Temple Grandin, Ph.D., the Livestock Marketing Association and Colorado State University, is approaching 10,000 hits on YouTube. The three-part video details the process of handling sheep through the entire life span of the animal.
The training tool is available in English and Spanish. From producers and auction-facility workers to the transportation industry and harvesting personnel, everyone can follow Grandin as she discusses the best practices to use in handling sheep.
ASI Executive Director Peter Orwick strongly encourages all sheep operations to ensure their livestock workers, whether full- or part-time employees or neighbors, are educated.
“These videos are a convenient way to accomplish this goal,” said Orwick. “Poorly trained or uneducated workers who help with sheep are a business liability that is not necessary with today’s access to training.”
The videos are available on ASI’s YouTube Channel at www.youtube.com/user/SheepUSA1.