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Get a Handle on Sheep Production

Workshops, demonstrations and exhibits will provide value for visiting sheep producers.

From handling and grazing to pasture management, BMO Livestock Central offers live demonstrations, learning opportunities and exhibits on a variety of topics to support profitable sheep production.

Stock Dog Handling Demonstrations

One of the best tools to support a shepherd is a well-trained stock dog. A stock dog saves significant time and effort, making it a valuable addition to any sheep operation.

Learning to work with a stock dog takes some front-end effort, but experienced handlers say it is worth it. A four-legged handler often does the work of two people, quietly and efficiently moving sheep with minimal stress.

Jared Epp, who raises sheep and border collies near Hanley, SK, will offer stock dog handling demonstrations On Tuesday, July 16 and Wednesday, July 17 at 12:00 p.m.

In Epp’s demos, he will discuss, interpret and show how well-bred stock dogs work, paying special attention to the importance of low-stress livestock handling. This technique involves keeping noise and aggression to a minimum, and encouraging quiet confidence in the dog’s ability to work with the herd.

Speaker Series Topics

The Livestock and Forage Speaker Series, running throughout the show, offers topics of interest to sheep producers each day.

Learn what is new with livestock and forage price insurance from the Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corporation, join a panel discussion on surveillance systems and hear more about working with stock dogs.

On Tuesday, July 16, check out the Livestock and Forage Speaker Series to better understand how sheep and goats can help with pasture management.

On Thursday, July 18, speakers from the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture will address problem weeds on pasture, grazing management in tough conditions and succession planning.

Handling Equipment

Huber Ag will be demonstrating the Ritchie Combi Clamp sheep handling system daily at 11:45 a.m. and 3:45 p.m., following the Cattle Handling Demonstration. Learn how this system creates low-stress handling for sheep.

Exhibits Open Throughout the Show

Throughout the show, visit BMO Livestock Central to find a variety of product and service exhibits to support profitable sheep production.

Don’t Miss Speakers and Demos


  • Sheep Handling Demonstration at 11:45 a.m. and 3:45 p.m. in the Cattle Pen

Tuesday, July 16 and Wednesday July 17 at 12:00 p.m.

  • Stock Dog Demonstrations

Tuesday, July 16

  • Livestock & Forage Speaker Series: How Can Sheep and Goats Help with Pasture Management?
  • What’s New With Livestock And Forage Price Insurance, Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corporation.

Wednesday, July 17

  • Surveillance Systems – How to Make them Work for You, Panel Discussion

Thursday, July 18

  • Problem Weeds on Pasture – What to Watch For and How to Manage Them, Range Management Extension Specialist/Livestock & Feed Extension Specialist, Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture
  • Grazing Management in Tough Conditions, Range Management Extension Specialist, Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture
  • Succession Planning for Livestock Producers

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