Forage Systems for Modern Sheep and Goat Production

Date: November 9, 2013
Time: 1 - 5 p.m.
Location: Eaton Rapids and Onondaga, Mich.
Contact: Richard Erhardt,, 517-353-2906


1-2 p.m. - Seminar on Forage Feeding Systems. Onondaga Township Hall (4756 Baldwin Road, Onondaga, MI 49264; [adjacent to the crossroads of Onondaga and Bellevue Roads]

2:30-3:30 p.m. - Portable Handling Demonstration. 6280 Kinneville Rd, Eaton Rapids, MI 48827

3:30-5:00 p.m. - Feeding System and Pasture Tours. 6280 Kinneville Rd, Eaton Rapids, MI 48827

Interested in feeding your sheep and goats better and at a lower cost? If so, be sure to attend this afternoon field day in the Eaton Rapids area hosted by Richard Ehrhardt, Michigan State University Extension small ruminant specialist. The afternoon will begin with a seminar on forage feeding systems held at the nearby Onondaga Township hall (1-2 p.m.) and immediately followed by a field day at the Ehrhardt sheep farm. At the farm, a demonstration of a portable handling system will take place (2:30-3:30 p.m.). This will be followed by tours and demonstration of a center aisle feeding system as well as grazing management of both perennial and annual pastures.

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