Montana Farm Flock Sheep Production Handbook

By Rodney Kott, Extension Sheep Specialist, Animal & Range Sciences Department, Montana State University

Table of Contents


  • Goals
  • Breeds of Sheep In Montana
  • Started in the Sheep Business: Selection of Ewes

Sheep Selection

  • Production Records
  • Ram Selection



  • Ewe Puberty
  • Reproductive Cycle of the Ewes
  • Lambing Calculator

Sheep Nutrition — Part 1

  • Nutrient Needs

Sheep Nutrition — Part 2

  • Body Condition Scoring
  • Ewe Nutrition

Sheep Flock Management Calendar