Purdue Lambing School to focus on sheep and goat health, reproduction

February 12, 2013  


WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The Purdue University Department of Animal Sciences and the Indiana Sheep Breeders Association on March 2 will again offer the Purdue Lambing School in West Lafayette.

The annual, daylong workshop runs from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Purdue Animal Sciences Research and Education Center Sheep Unit, 5675 W. 600 N.

The school format will include informal questions and discussion. It is designed to help familiarize new, beginning and veteran sheep or goat producers with lambing or kidding procedures.

This year's program will cover critical phases of late gestation, lactation and newborn care. Topics are nutrition, reproduction, health considerations, lambing barn obstetrics and necessary management practices.

Registration, due Feb. 22, is $35 per person and includes lunch. A maximum of 40 participants will be accepted. A workshop brochure and registration form can be downloaded at http://www.ansc.purdue.edu/events/LambingSchool2013.pdf

For more information contact Mike Neary, Purdue Extension small-ruminant specialist at 765-494-4849 or mneary@purdue.edu

Writer: Jennifer Stewart, 765-494-6682, jsstewar@purdue.edu

Source: Mike Neary, 765-494-4849, mneary@purdue.edu

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