Sheep & Goats
Michigan State University’s small ruminant Extension program supports the diverse needs of sheep and and goat producers in the upper Midwest. Educational programming efforts focus on critical issues that affect all producers ranging from large commercial production to the small flock/herd owner.
March 7, 2014 | Nancy Thelen | Agricultural promotion happens each day in numerous ways. Just one example of the importance of sharing ideas and messages about agricultural promotion comes from a recent statewide 4-H event.
March 7, 2014 | Jeff Andresen | While milder weather and some moderation are expected in the short term, medium and longer lead forecast guidance suggests a general continuation of colder than normal temperatures.
March 6, 2014 | James DeDecker | Growers can broadcast legume and brassica seeds in late winter to produce inexpensive cover, forage and fertility for years to come.
March 5, 2014 | Jim Isleib | MSU Extension’s 2014 Beginning Farmer Webinar Series is getting good participation from Michigan, several other states, Ontario and even Australia.
March 1, 2014 | Mike Metzger | Proper management of the doe or ewe in late pregnancy is vital to ensure kid and lamb survival as well as provide for adequate colostrum production and subsequent milk production.
March 1, 2014 | Mike Metzger | Kids and lambs that are stressed can develop acute coccidiosis. Planning before an outbreak can help.
February 28, 2014 | Stan Moore | Three upcoming Agriculture Labor and Farm Safety Meetings will be held in Bad Axe, Shepherd and Cadillac.
February 28, 2014 | Charles Gould | The new Farm Bill increases funding for energy conservation practice implementation. Complementary funding can be obtained through utility rebates and technical assistance programs.
February 28, 2014 | Paul Gross | MSU researchers seek farmer input on nitrogen management, stover harvest, climate and cover crops.
February 25, 2014 | Tina Conklin | What is the freedom to stand up, lie down, turn around, groom themselves and stretch their limbs?
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Date: Mar 13, 2014
Location: Szikszay Farms, 8329 North Irish Road Otisville, MI 48463.
Date: Apr 26, 2014
Location: Anthony Hall, Michigan State University, 474 S. Shaw Lane, East Lansing MI 48824
- Animal Heat Stress Management Resources
- Emerging Issues in Animal Agriculture
- Farm Information Resource Management (FIRM)
- Growing Michigan Agriculture Proceedings
- MSU Environmental Quality for Agriculture
- MSU Sheep Teaching & Research Center
- MSU’s Animal Welfare and Behavior Group
- Odor Management Plans
- Weather - Drought