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  • Sheep & Goats

    MSU Extension supports the diverse needs of sheep and goat producers in the upper Midwest. Educational programming efforts focus on critical issues affecting all producers.


  • Emergency Response to Accident Involving Livestock virtual training

    This virtual training provides participants with the information needed to effectively and efficiently respond to an accident where animals are involved.

  • Sep 21

    Solar grazing pasture walk

    September 21, 2021 6:30PM – 8:30PM Herbruck’s Green Meadow Organic Facility, 3896 Grand River Ave. Saranac, MI 48881

    Individuals who attend this pasture walk will learn how sheep can be utilized for vegetation management under and around ground-mounted solar arrays.

  • Sep 21

    Beginning Grazing School 2021

    September 21, 2021 – October 22, 2021 Online sessions will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:00pm to 8:30pm from Sept, 21st to Oct. 14th. In person sessions will be held on October 22nd from 9:00am to 4:30pm Online and In-person at Kellogg Biological Station (KBS) or Lake City Research Center

    Farmers and landowners who graze dairy, livestock and small ruminant animals, and want the latest animal and forage research on grazing management.

  • Fencing and Watering Systems for Livestock Webinar

    Published on March 15, 2017

    Getting started with fencing and watering systems for livestock.

  • Getting Started with Meat Goats

    Published on April 1, 2016

    The basics of meat goat production.

  • Animal Based Enterprises

    Published on January 11, 2016

    Getting started with animal-based enterprises (U.P. specific).

  • Sheep and Goat Management

    Published on January 11, 2016

    Getting started with sheep and goats.

  • Sheep & Goats

    MSU Extension supports the diverse needs of sheep and goat producers in the upper Midwest. Educational programming efforts focus on critical issues affecting all producers.

  • Michael Metzger

    Small Ruminant Educator
    metzgerm@msu.edu
    517-788-4292

  • Richard Ehrhardt, PhD

    Senior Specialist-Small Ruminant Extension
    ehrhard5@msu.edu
    517-353-2906

  • Kim Cassida, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor/Extension Specialist - Forages & Cover Crops
    cassida@msu.edu
    517-353-0278

  • Watering Systems for Grazing (E3097)

    Published on March 26, 2012
    There are two basic approaches to watering systems on grazing land: either take the water to the animals, or provide limited access for the animals to go to the water.

  • Pygmy Goat Basic Owner’s Manual

    Published on April 20, 2015
    This book is intended as a beginner’s manual for the first-time goat owner and gives basic goat husbandry information. It was developed by and is available from the National Pygmy Goat Association.

  • Freezer Lamb Pricing Worksheet

    Published on May 15, 2020
    This spreadsheet breaks down the pricing for the freezer lambs.

  • Weather - Drought

    Published on July 2, 2012
    The MSU Extension Weather – Drought resource page provides timely information to agricultural producers as weather conditions impact their operation.

  • Michigan 4-H Sheep Project Snapshot (4H1619)

    Published on February 27, 2015
    The 4-H sheep project can provide youth with the opportunity to learn about selection, management, health, marketing and careers in the sheep industry. This 4-H snapshot sheet covers what 4-H’ers can learn from a 4-H sheep project.

  • Euthanasia of Large Animals - Bolt Gun

    Published on July 2, 2018
    Location and angle for humane euthanasia of large animals using a penetrating captive bolt gun.

  • Michigan 4-H Market Animal Project Record Book

    Published on October 17, 2014
    4-H Market Animal projects provide youth an opportunity to gain life skills such as record keeping, communication and self-responsibility through raising and selling a livestock animal.

  • Your 4-H Angora Goat Project

    Published on April 6, 2015
    This bulletin provides an overview of all aspects of the 4-H Angora goat project. The topics include the history of Angora goats; selection, care and management; facilities and equipment; nutrition and disease control; exhibition and marketing.

  • Biosecurity for Livestock Exhibitors (E2841)

    Published on September 22, 2016
    Livestock exhibitions are an important part of agriculture in the United States.