Sheep and Goats for Small Farms
Date: March 12, 2016 - March 12, 2016
Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: Anthony Hall, 474 S. Shaw Lane, East Lansing, MI 48823
Interested in starting or expanding a small farm to produce any or all of the major sheep and goat products (fiber, meat or milk)? Don’t miss this special day-long educational event.
8:30 a.m. – 9 a.m. Registration
9 a.m. ‒ 9:30 a.m. Nutrition basics and diet formulation for sheep and goats, Dr. Richard Ehrhardt, MSU Small Ruminant Specialist
9:30 a.m. ‒ 10:20 a.m. Choosing pasture and hay species for sheep and goat production, Dr. Kim Cassida, MSU Forage Specialist
10:20 a.m. -10:40 a.m. Break
10:40 a.m. ‒ Noon Health care schedules for sheep and goats, basic vaccination schedules and health management calendars, Dr. Judy Marteniuk, DVM, MSU Large Animal Clinical Sciences
Noon – 1 p.m. Lunch
1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Forage quality and selection workshop, Dr. Erin Recktenwald, MSU Animal Science and Mike Metzger, MSU Extension
2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Break
2:45 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Two individual workshops on producing and marketing high-quality meat goats and high-quality fleeces
3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Panel discussion
Mail-in registration can be completed by filling in the form below and returning to: Carla McLachlan, 474 S. Shaw Lane, Room 1287, East Lansing, MI 48824. Make checks payable to: Michigan State University.