Goat and sheep management featured in workshop

October 14, 2010

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Goat and sheep producers can learn about management techniques for both species during three video classes taught by Purdue Extension and Kentucky livestock experts.

The Goat Video Seminar Series will be broadcast at 19 Purdue Extension county offices across Indiana. The seminars take place 7-9 p.m. EST on Oct. 26, Nov. 2 and Nov. 9. 

Session 1 covers parasite control in small ruminants. Session 2 features a talk on nutrition and forage programs for goats. Session 3 discusses health programs for goats and sheep.

Mike Neary, Purdue Extension small ruminant specialist, said the program is geared toward those involved in small ruminant production.

"Its purpose is to educate goat and sheep producers on common management considerations," Neary said. "The video format will allow us to use speakers and to reach more people who wouldn't be available under traditional methods."

Presenters include Neary; Kenneth Andries, Kentucky State University Extension goat specialist; Terry Hutchens, University of Kentucky Extension goat specialist; David Trotter, Purdue Extension Clark County; and Michelle Bilderback, Extension veterinarian from the University of Kentucky.

For more information and a list of video sites, download the seminar brochure at www.ag.purdue.edu/counties/monroe/Documents/goatseminar2010.pdf. Registration, which is free, is due Oct. 22 and can be completed by contacting one of the listed county Purdue Extension offices.
Writer: Elise Brown, 765-494-8402, brown222@purdue.edu

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

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Related website:
Purdue Department of Animal Sciences, Small Ruminant Page