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.
May 17, 2013 | Dennis Stein | Michigan hay producers are starting the production season with zero surplus supplies so buyers will need to purchase early rather than later.
May 17, 2013 | Mike Metzger | Kids and lambs that are stressed can develop acute coccidiosis. Last summer’s hot, dry weather prevented coccidiosis, but this summer could be different.
May 15, 2013 | Phil Kaatz | Summer annual forage seeds may not be available if producers wait too long to order their seed.
May 10, 2013 | Mark Seamon | USDA projections indicate optimism for the agriculture industry.
May 7, 2013 | Emily Mitchell | Carcass contests at county fairs add an irreplaceable opportunity for experiential learning.
May 2, 2013 | Kendra Wills | Kentwood, Kelloggsville and Grand Rapids Public schools served several Michigan lamb dishes in mid-April 2013.
April 29, 2013 | Stan Moore | The average age of farm owner/operators continues to increase each year. Research shows that the single largest age category for work-related fatalities on farms is the 60+ age group.
April 26, 2013 | Jerry Lindquist | Forage producers who want more in 2013 need to invest with fertilizer.
April 26, 2013 | Jeannine Schweihofer | Updated labeling of meat packages simplifies information for consumers.
April 26, 2013 | Jeannine Schweihofer | Specialized meat processors need a variance from MDARD. Attend a training May 21, 2013 to learn about the application process.
To find an MSU Extension expert who covers your location or to find an expert in your area of interest, please visit the MSU Extension Expert Search. To reach an MSU Extension county office, call toll-free 1-888-678-3464.
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Date: Jun 15, 2013
Location: Chippewa County Fairgrounds, Kinross, MI 49752
Date: Jun 15, 2013
Location: Reid Dairy Farm, LLC, 7096 Vincent Road, Jeddo, MI 48032
Date: Jun 24, 2013 - Jun 26, 2013
Location: MSU Pavilion for Agriculture and Livestock Education, 4301 Farm Lane, East Lansing, Michigan
- Animal Heat Stress Management Resources
- Drought 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