FFA teaches youngsters about farm animals

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[April 15, 2013]     Send a link to a friend

On Friday afternoon the pen of sheep was one of the more popular attractions. The kids enjoyed petting their soft, heavy wool coats and had plenty of questions. One observant student asked about the tag that was in the sheep's ears. The young man who was manning the sheep pen painstakingly explained the tags, in terms younger children could understand.

He explained that the tags had numbers on them and the numbers were used like names, so that when he was working with the sheep he knew which one he was talking to.

Pictures by Nila Smith

The heavy wool of the sheep was enjoyable to the touch.

The kids had plenty of questions about raising sheep.



Pigs were also popular. This young fella lingers a while after the rest of his group has moved on.



Next stop, the calf.

All the kids took a turn at petting the calf's head.


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