The 2015 Managing Risks for Small Ruminants Workshop sponsored by Lincoln University Cooperative Extension Small Ruminants Program & University of Illinois Extension will be held on May 1-2, 2015 at George W. Carver Farm, 3804 Bald Hill Road, Jefferson City, MO 65101.
History: Lincoln University Cooperative Extension Small Ruminant Program and the University of Illinois Extension have joined collaborative efforts to bring a pilot program to central Missouri that will address the concerns of small ruminant producers and risks faced by many beginning producers.
There are risks in everything we do, and livestock production is no exception. If raising goats and sheep; we encounter many obstacles that are considered risks depending on the type of production goals one might have.
Goal: This program if successful will be developed into a significant educational series that will culminate over three years of progressive training for small ruminant producers in an effort to increase the proficiency of knowledge and independence of goat and sheep production in the Midwest. Certificate of competition will be given.
Topics: Low-input management, toxic plants, when to call the vet, drug use, animal disease traceability, disaster preparedness, parasites, and how to efficiently raise a market goat or lamb are offered in this pilot program.
11:00 am - 12:00 pm - Registration
12:00 pm - 12:15 pm - Welcome
12:15 pm - 1:30 pm - DOs and DON’Ts of a Low-Input Operation, Mr. Mark Kennedy
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm - Toxicities: Differences for Goats & Sheep, Dr. Tim Evans
2:30 pm - 2:45 pm - Break
2:45 pm - 3:45 pm - Toxic plant ID- hands on, Dr. Tim Evans
3:45 pm - 5:00 pm - When to call the Vet - Q & A, Dr. Dusty Nagy
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm - Animal Disease Traceability, USDA
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm - Dinner - Disaster Preparedness for Producers, TBA
8:00 am - 9:00 am - Raising Market Worthy Animals without Breaking the Bank, Dr. Beth Walker
9:00 am - 10:00 am - Safe Farm – Safe Animals (Biosecurity on your farm), Dr. Charlotte Clifford-Rathert
10:00 am - 10:15 am - Break
10:15 am - 11:45 pm - Parasite Management: 5-Point Check, FAMACHA, BCS, Dr. Teresa Steckler
11:45 am - 12:00 pm - Evaluation and Adjourn
Conference Format: Dinner and light snacks will be provided during conference; along with educational materials
Lodging: 10 RM block available at each location, under “Lincoln University” cut-off April 24, 2015
Days Inn Jefferson City - 1-573-761-3600
2100 Jefferson Street, Jefferson City, MO 65109
Quality Inn & Suites Jefferson City - 1-573- 634-4040
1716 Jefferson Street, Jefferson City, MO, US, 65109
Registration Fees: $60 w/included dinner and daily snacks
*Pre-registration is available to reserve your seat via web-link or by attaching it to an email message addressed to: ThompsonR@LincolnU.edu or call / fax (see below)
Complete registration by returning this form by mail to the address below with full payment to: Lincoln University Cooperative Extension c/o Regina Thompson, 900 Chestnut Street; Allen Hall Room 109, Jefferson City, MO 65101