Thursday, May 01, 2014

Southern Missouri Sheep and Goat Conference in Thayer May 10

Contact: Logan Wallace, livestock specialist
Headquartered in Howell County
Tel: (417) 256-2391

WEST PLAINS, Mo. -- University of Missouri Extension and Lincoln University Cooperative Extension (LUCE) will host a seminar for sheep and goat producers from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on May 10 at the Thayer Elementary School Gym, 365 East Walnut, Thayer 65791.

“The seminar will include tips and strategies to make sheep and goat producers more successful on their operation.  This should be an informative meeting for anyone interested in sheep or goats, youth or adults,” said Logan Wallace, a livestock specialist with University of Missouri Extension.

The BUB Ranch Buying Station, Koshkonong, Mo., has partnered with Oregon County Extension to sponsor this informative program.

Guest speakers for the program are Dr. Jodie Pennington, small ruminants specialist with Lincoln University and Mark Kennedy, a grazing consultant and retired state grassland conservationist.

The meeting will cover the following topics:  Selection of Breeding Stock, Production of Hair and Wool Sheep, Health and Diseases of Sheep and Goat, panel of sheep and goat producers, Marketing, and Forages for Small Ruminants.

Pre-registration is requested with a fee of $5 per person.  Registration includes lunch and reference materials.  Deadline to pre-register is May 7, 2014.  To pre-register or for more information, contact the Oregon County Extension Office or 417-778-7490.


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