Wednesday, August 19, 2015

2015 Managing Risks for Small Ruminants Conference

Lincoln University Cooperative Extension Small Ruminants Program & University of Illinois Extension are offering the Managing Risks for Small Ruminants on September 12, 2015 at Alan T. Busby Farm, 5124 Goller Road, Jefferson City, MO 65101

Agenda Topics
  • DOs and DON’Ts of a LowInput Operation
  • Toxicities: Differences for Goats & Sheep
  • Toxic plant ID hands on
  • When to call the Vet ‐‐ Q & A
  • Animal Disease Traceability USDA
  • Disaster Preparedness for Producers
  • Raising Market Worthy Animals Without Breaking the Bank
  • Safe Farm – Safe Animals (Biosecurity on your farm)
  • Parasite Management: 5Point Check, FAMACHA, BCS

Registration Fees: $10 w/includes lunch and light snacks.  RSVP to or (573) 6815312.

History: Lincoln University Cooperative Extension Small Ruminant Program and the University of Illinois Extension have made joined collaboration 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.

Conference Format: Lunch and light snacks will be provided during conference; along with
educational materials.

Lodging: 10 RM block available at each location, under “Lincoln University”.
  • Best Western Jefferson City - 1-573-635-4175, 1937 Christy Drive, Jefferson City, MO 65101 ------ $83.00 plus applicable taxes; cut-off Aug. 27, 2015
  • Quality Inn & Suites Jefferson City - 1-573-634-4040, 1716 Jefferson Street; Jefferson City, MO 65109 ------ $75.00 plus applicable taxes; cut-off Sept. 4, 2015

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