The Sheep Unit’s main objective is to be used for education and training purposes, demonstrate good husbandry and management practice and contribute towards the farms profitability. The College flock is lambed early so that agricultural students who are going out on work experience can experience lambing.
By lambing early in January the College is able to provide maximum opportunities for students to learn and experience lambing at the College ahead of the usual lambing season when students are able to reinforce their skills in the commercial sector during weekends and holiday periods. Approximately 20 are carried over for the Autumn for student use and to tidy up the main college grazing areas through eating any excess grass growth.
Students and Staff attend local county shows such as Alresford Show to show the sheep.