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.
August 25, 2014 | Shelby Bollwahn | The capability to store manure reduces, or eliminates, the need to spread manure on a daily basis. Manure storage facilities allow small farms to store the manure until it can be removed and utilized at a later time.
August 19, 2014 | Shelby Bollwahn | Using best management practices can help protect the environment. These practices can also improve the health and well-being of your animals and increase your farm’s profit.
August 5, 2014 | Phil Kaatz | Long-term effects of winterkill in alfalfa fields include reduced yields and shorter stand life.
August 1, 2014 | Curtis Talley Jr. | As energy infrastructure for our state and nation improve and grow, a landowner may be approached to allow the construction of a pipeline across their property.
August 1, 2014 | Mike Metzger | New innovative production practices contribute to farm profitability.
July 28, 2014 | Tina Conklin | The final installment in the six part series of Certified Farm Animal Welfare Audits looks at the follow-up corrective actions that need to take place after the audit in order for your farm to achieve certification.
July 28, 2014 | Tina Conklin | Certified Farm Animal Welfare Audit day has arrived on your farm. Part five in this six part series is meant to give you an idea of what to expect and how to prepare yourself and your employees.
July 28, 2014 | Tina Conklin | Part 4 in preparing for a certified animal welfare audit on your farm looks at review of the audit and preparation of your farm for audit day
July 25, 2014 | Marilyn Thelen | Farm drainage has been increasing land productivity since its introduction during the colonial times in the United States. However, there is concern today more than ever about proper management to protect surface water quality.
July 25, 2014 | Marilyn Thelen | Farmers, researchers and crop advisors from across the Midwest will travel to Ames, Iowa for the Resilient Ag Conference, August 5-7.
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Date: Sep 9, 2014 - Sep 10, 2014
Location: MSU Kellogg Biological Station Pasture Dairy Center, 10461 N 40th, St., Hickory Corners, MI 49060
Date: Sep 13, 2014
Location: Morton Township Library Meeting Room, Highway M20, Mecosta, MI 49340
Date: Feb 27, 2015 - Feb 28, 2015
Location: Kettunen Center, 14901 4-H Drive, Tustin, MI 49688
- 4-H Goat Production & Management
- 4-H Sheep Production & Management
- 4-H Veterinary Science
- Breakfast on the Farm
- Forage Management Program
- Growing Michigan Agriculture Conference
- Integrated Parasite Management Program for Small Ruminants
- Managing Animal Mortalities
- Michigan MarketMaker
- Michigan Shepherd’s Weekend
- Small Ruminant Birth Management Program
- Small Ruminant Field Days
- Tilling the Soil of Opportunity
- 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