Sheep Skillathon

San Antonio Sheep Skillathon Study Guide

2022 San Antonio Sheep Skill-A-Thon Speech Topics

Juniors – No speech

Intermediates – Choose one of the following topics and prepare a speech limited to 5 minutes maximum.

  1. Identify or describe what you would look for if your lamb was sick.
  2. What are some specific vitamins and minerals that need to be monitored in a show lamb diet?
  3. What are the positive attributes of wool that make it a dynamic fiber for the textile industry?

Seniors – Choose one of the following topics and prepare a speech limited to 5 minutes maximum. Seniors will also be given a thought question after the presentation of his/her speech.

  1. How can reproductive technologies (ultrasound, AI, ET, etc.) be beneficial to improving production?
  2. Describe how to evaluate a lamb carcass. Include factors that influence the quality, determination of age, color of lean, and analysis of conformation.
  3. Internal parasites are a major issue to the sheep industry. What are the management and/or breeding schemes that can help minimize or eliminate issues with internal parasites?

 

Possible thought questions:

  1. Questions over selected speech topics.
  2. Non-agriculturally based person.
  3. Questions dealing with market lamb production.
  4. How can hair sheep fit into Texas sheep production?
  5. Explain the pros and cons of breeding ewe lambs.

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