There are many breeds of sheep for a producer to choose when establishing a herd. Each breed has its own unique characteristics and qualities. Depending on consumer need and environmental concerns, producers can choose a variety of breeds.
In this assignment, you will choose a breed of sheep. Then, write a 2-3 page paper describing qualities and characteristics of the breed. Give pros and cons for choosing the breed and what conditions the breed is best suited for.
Address the following questions within your paper:
1. Describe the basic characteristics of the breed you have chosen.
2. Give examples the optimal environment for the breed (i.e. heat resistance, cold resistance, insect resistance)
3. Give pros or positives of the breed.
4. Give cons or negatives of the breed.
You may also refer to the American Sheep Industry Association or sheep breed associations. You will also need to reference at least one other resource. This can be an Internet resource except for Wikipedia. Please make sure to cite all work referenced.
2-3 pages, 5 paragraphs minimum
Refer to the “Syllabus, and Assignment Completion Guide.”
Put your name, course and section number, and assignment title at the top of the document.
Use one-inch margins.
Use a 12-point Times New Roman font.
Use double line spacing in the document.
You assignment submission should:
Thoroughly describe the breed.
Give pros and cons for the breed.
Give optimal environmental conditions for the breed.
Using Microsoft Word (or another word processing program allowed by your instructor), save the document with a filename that includes the assignment title, your first initial, and last name.