Virginia’s sheep population of more than 89,000 exists in all regions of the state. The state’s abundant forage resources, moderate climate, and close proximity to markets make Virginia ideally suited for a vibrant, diverse sheep industry. Multiple management and production systems are employed in the state, with the majority of lambs born in the spring and raised in a forage-based environment. Commercial, spring-lambing flocks comprise the majority of the industry which is supported by a strong seedstock industry. Extension sheep programs focus on assisting producers and the industry become more profitable and sustainable.
The sheep are available for viewing here on campus anytime. Please feel free to contact Scott Greiner at (540) 231-9159 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or the Sheep Center at (540) 231-6988 and we will be happy to assist you in any way we can.