Sheep and goats for small farms seminar March 14

Sheep and goats are ideal livestock for small farms in Michigan. People interested in starting or expanding a small farm to produce any or all of the major sheep and goat products (fiber, meat, or milk), should attend this special day-long event.

Michigan has an ideal climate for grass growth and has excellent markets for sheep and goat products. If you are interested in starting or expanding a small farm to produce any or all of the major sheep and goat products (fiber, meat, or milk), you will want to attend this special day-long educational event. The event will take place in Anthony Hall, 474 S. Shaw Lane, East Lansing, MI 48824 on the MSU campus. The event will be taught by Michigan State University Extension faculty and educators with extensive experi­ence and expertise in the health, nutrition and management of sheep and goats.

Program Agenda

8:30 -9 a.m.  Registration
9 - 9:30 a.m. Defining and realizing goals for sheep and goat production
9:40-10:30 a.m. Nutrition and feeding of small ruminants in a small farm system.
10:40 a.m. – noon            Establishing and maintaining a high health status in your flock or herd.
Noon-1 p.m.   

 Lunch

1-4 p.m.     

Optimizing management to meet farm goals (choosing a production system, choosing breeds, production quality standards and marketing)

You must preregister for this event and registration will be $30 per person which will include lunch and a resource folder. If you have questions about this program, please feel free to contact Carla McLachlan, Event Manager, at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 517-432-5402. Registration is available online through the MSU Department of Animal Science. Click on “MSU Extension Events” to access the registration. 

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