Friday, October 22, 2010

Sheep and Goat Initiative Meeting

Saturday, November 6, 2010

University of Missouri's Southwest Missouri Research Center
Mt. Vernon, MO

Located:  South of I-44 on Hwy H between exits 38 & 44
Registration:  includes lunch; $15 at the door, $10 for pre-registration to Newton
County Extension Center, Smith Hall (Crowder College), 601 Laclede Avenue, Neosho, MO 64850, or email to or call 417-455-9500


8:15-9:00 am Registration

8:50-9:00 Welcome—Dr. Jodie Pennington, Lincoln University Cooperative Extension Service, Newton County Extension Center, Neosho, MO

9:00- 9:30 Factors in Getting Started—Dr. Jodie Pennington, and Dr. Helen Swartz, Lincoln University Cooperative Extension Service, Jefferson City, MO

9:30-10:15 Animal Health, What’s New–Dr. Charlotte Clifford-Rathert, Lincoln University Cooperative Extension Service, Jefferson City, MO

10:15-10:30 Break, view exhibits

10:30-11:00 Marketing with Social Media: Facebook, UTube, Twitter, MySpace, Etc–Sarah Gehring, Missouri Department of Agriculture, Jefferson City, MO

11:00–11:30 Bio-security; Rules and Regulations Updates–Rachel Heimericks, Missouri Department of Agriculture, Jefferson City, MO

11:30-12:20 LUNCH (provided in registration fee), questions, and view exhibits

12:20-12:55 Production Demonstrations (8 minutes rotations): view at your leisure
   *1) hoof trimming
   *2) deworming, injections
   *3) weight estimates, body condition scoring
   *4) bio-security on the farm

12:55-1:05 Break, move to meeting room

1:05-1:45 Marketing Your Sheep and Goats—Todd Schubert, Manager, Diamond Sheep and Goat Sale

1:45-3:00 Production and Marketing Strategies of Valve-Added Products: a panel discussion
   * Dairy Products—Rick and Deborah Christman, Stoney Acres Sheep Dairy, Competition, MO
   * Meat Processing—Andy or Nicky Cloud, Cloud’s Meats, Carthage, MO
   * Robert and Rudy Long, Golden City Meat Company, Golden City, MO

Product Branding – Dairy: Rick Christman, Stoney Acres Sheep Dairy; Meats: Sunny Lane Lane Farm, Greg and Nancy Rasmussen, Lockwood, MO

Mass and Direct Marketing—Cindy Palmer, Sheep and Goat Breeder and Market Reporter, Missouri Department of Agriculture, Reeds, MO

3:00-3:15 Questions, Evaluations and Adjourn

Sponsored by Lincoln University  Cooperative Extension, University of Missouri Extension, Missouri Department of Agriculture, Missouri Beginning Farming Program

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