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.
July 21, 2014 | Kevin Gould | Foundations are important. Feet are the foundation of cattle and this may be a year when producers see increased incidence footrot in the herd.
July 10, 2014 | Mary Dunckel | Michigan State University Extension partnered with area dairy producers and Neiman’s Family Market to celebrate June Dairy Month in northeast Michigan.
July 10, 2014 | Charles Gould | The tour will help Michigan farmers understand the economic benefits of a hybrid bioenergy production system and energy conservation practices.
July 8, 2014 | Julie Thelen | Dress for success while showing your 4-H animal project. Follow this news article series to prepare for your successful show ring experience.
July 7, 2014 | Shelby Bollwahn | In the case of a manure spill, livestock producers should have a spill kit prepared.
July 3, 2014 | Dennis Stein | The ditches and streams on your farmland will fall under new standards if regulations become the law of the land.
July 2, 2014 | Julie Thelen | Having confidence with your animal project will help you at the fair and in the show ring. Follow this news article series to prepare for your successful show ring experience.
June 30, 2014 | Nancy Thelen | The 2014 Breakfast on the Farm programs will soon be getting underway, but it is also time for interested farm families to apply to host a 2015 event.
June 26, 2014 | Julie Thelen | Cleanliness is the basis of presenting your animal well at the fair and in the show ring. Follow this news article series to prepare for your successful show ring experience.
June 24, 2014 | Jim Isleib | Good grazing management and utilization of low cost amendments can result in economical forage and improved bottom line.
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Date: Jul 26, 2014
Location: Marion Township Hall, 03735 Marion Center Rd, Charlevoix, MI 49720
Date: Aug 15, 2014
Location: MSU Horticultural Research Center (6686 South Center Highway, Traverse City, MI 49684)
Date: Sep 9, 2014 - Sep 10, 2014
Location: MSU Kellogg Biological Station Pasture Dairy Center, 10461 N 40th, St., Hickory Corners, MI 49060
- 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