Sheep Project

Project Description 


In this project, you will learn a lot about the modern sheep industry either by directly caring for a lamb or by learning about sheep through the achievement program in each level. You may enroll in either a market lamb or breeding project at any level. Youth wishing to enroll in Market Sheep or Breeding Sheep must also be enrolled in Level 1, 2, or 3. If you enroll in the independent study, you must have already completed all three levels of the sheep project and set learning goals for your independent work. 

Project Requirements

Project Books Required? No

With the current record book change we will offer a record book check at the Healthy Lambs workshop on March 11. We will also offer a project book check at the May workshop

Project books can be purchased here 

*** Please note, if you do not attend at least one workshop in your project area during the 4-H year, you will be required to complete activities in your project book and turn it in with your record book. The number of activities required to complete a 4-H year in each project book can be found here.

What needs to be accomplished to move on to level 2?

  • 3 years in project

What needs to be accomplished to move on to level 3?

  • 6 year in project

What needs to be accomplished to move on to the next levels?

  • 6+ years in project

Project age limit? 8 and up


  • January 10th at 6 pm at the BHB - Show Rite/Hubbard Feed Workshop
  • January 13th at 130 pm at the BHB – Selection Workshop
  • March 9th at the 130 at the BHB – Healthy Lamb Workshop / Quality Assurance
  • May 17th at 6 pm at the BHB – Weigh in and worksheet workshop

Other Dates:

  • June 7th Weigh In from 4:00-8:00 p.m. (open to all sheep project youth)/Fitting Clinic from 4:00-8:00 p.m. (1st & 2nd year youth only)
  • July 12th Weigh In/What to expect for fair clinic at 6:00 p.m.

More important information for our calendar:

Possession date is April 22

Tagging Forms will be due April 26

Tagging will be May 5 at 10 am at the scale house behind the Bill Hamilton Building.



Project Superintendent Information 

Sheep Superintendent: Jana Gruber

Contact: or 406-431-5296

Sheep Co-superintendent: Michelle Eckhart
Contact: michelle.eckhart(at) or 406-475-2202

How will you be contacted? Email

Junior Superintendents: Bethany Converse Lane, Zack Eckhart, Rebecca Guber, MacKenzie Velin


Possession date: Sunday, April 23rd, 2023

Tagging form(s) due: Wednesday, May 3rd, 2023 by 5:00 p.m.

Tagging date: Sunday, May 7th, 2023
1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. Bill Hamilton Building Scale House

Sheep Tagging Form

Sheep power point/video by Jana Gruber

Click HERE for the power point/video

Training Your Lamb Power Point(PDF, 1MB)

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Montana State University and the Montana State University Extension Service prohibit discrimination in all of their programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, and marital and family status. Issued in furtherance of cooperative extension work in agriculture and home economics, acts of May 8 and June 30, 1914, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Jeff Bader, Director of Extension, Extension Service, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT 59717