March 2018
Farm & Field

Alabama Cooperative Extension System Health Management Workshops for Sheep and Goats

Expand your knowledge about raising healthy, small ruminants with these free workshops offered across the state.

The Alabama Cooperative Extension System’s Urban Affairs and New Nontraditional Programs will offer a series of Health Management Workshops for Sheep and Goat Herds across Alabama from March to May 2018.

The workshop is designed to expand your knowledge about raising healthy sheep and goats. Topics will include tagging animals, identifying injection sites, hoof health management, the FAMACHA system, using the California Mastitis Test to detect mastitis in does and ewes, caring for newborn animals, body condition scoring, nutritional and forage management, biosecurity measures, and the proper disposal of medication and other substances. Participants will also travel to a local farm to engage in hands-on demonstrations.

Each workshop will be 9-11:45 a.m. with on-farm demonstrations at 1-3 p.m. Participants are asked to preregister online at http://www.aces.edu/urban/smallruminants/index.php.

 

Saturday, March 3 – AAMU
Winfred Thomas Agricultural Research Station
372 Walker Lane, Hazel Green, AL 35750
Contact: Dr. Maria Browning, 256-372-4954, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Dr. Karnita Garner, 256-372-8331, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Saturday, March 17 – Jackson County Extension Office
27115 John T. Reid Parkway, Scottsboro, AL 35768
Contact: Themika Sims, 256-574-2143, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Saturday, April 14 – Houston County Extension Office
Farm Center Building, 1699 Ross Clark Circle, Suite 4, Dothan, AL 36301
Contact: Phillip Carter, 334-794-4108, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or
Willie Durr, 334-794-4108, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Saturday, May 5 – Talladega County Extension Office
130 North Court Street, Talladega, AL 35160
Contact: Henry Dorough, 256-362-6187, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

The workshops are free and open to the public; however, preregistration is required. Lunch will also be provided.

For additional information, please contact Dr. Maria Browning or Dr. Karnita Garner, or visit www.aces.edu/urban.

This work is supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Capacity Building Grant (CBG) Program (#1012164) and the Renewable Resource Extension Act (RREA) Program (#1012197).