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Midway District

Midway Extension District #15

Ellsworth Office:
210 N. Kansas
Suite #1, Courthouse
Ellsworth, KS 67439

Russell Office:
309 S. Fossil
Russell, KS 67665

Hours: Monday-Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
(Closed for lunch 12-1)


Learn how to select and care for a market or breeding lamp or building a breeding flock. The sheep project can be an avenue for learning about the sheep industry. You will learn how to manage a market lamp or build your own breeding flock. 4-H members can enroll in either market or breeding.

Things to learn/do in the project:

Ages 7-9

  • Learn the parts of a sheep
  • Identify breeds of sheep and their uses
  • Manage and train sheep for show

Ages 10-13

  • Learn safety procedures and management practices for maintaining a flock
  • Identify symptoms, causes and treatment of common diseases
  • Study nutritional requirements for various ages of sheep

Ages 14 and Older

  • Learn reproduction and genetics of sheep
  • Study technology's impact on sheep production
  • Explore career opportunities in the sheep industry

Educational Materials



Clinton Laflin

Livestock Production Agent
309 S Fossil 
Russell, KS 67665



Additional Resources