Langston University Hosts Annual Goat and Sheep Field Day April 28th Focused on Loss PreventionWed, 04 Apr 2018 12:01:37 CDT
The American Institute for Goat Research at Langston University’s School of Agriculture and Applied Sciences (LU SAAS) will hold its annual Goat Field Day on Saturday, April 28, 2018 at the Institute’s Small Ruminant Research facilities. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m.
In previous years, the annual field day primarily emphasized various aspects of the goat industry. This year, an exciting new dimension will be added. Three of the premier breeds of hair sheep will be on show. They include, flocks of Dorper, Katahdin, and St. Croix hair sheep. Production and other relevant information related to these animals will be disseminated. This theme for this year is “Preventing Production Losses”. Featured speakers in the morning sessions will include, Mr. Matthew Branan, from the USDA/APHIS National Animal Health Monitoring System in Fort Collins, CO, Dr. David Pugh, Director of the Alabama Veterinary Diagnostic Lab System, and Dr. Jim Keen from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
In the afternoon sessions, 15 different informative workshops will be offered. Participants will have adequate time to attend at least 3 sessions. The afternoon workshops include: internal parasite control, small ruminant diseases, national sheep and goat health studies, basic herd management, nutrition, farm budgeting, discussions with meat processors on types and weights of desired goats and sheep, pack goats, tanning goatskins, cheese making, dairy herd improvement (DHI) training, USDA/APHIS, Wildlife Services, NRCS, NASS, and AMS programs and information. There will also and a half-day of fitting and showing workshop.
Registration for the Goat and Hair Sheep Field Day is FREE but there is a $10.00 per person charge for lunch consisting of barbecued goat meat and delicious homemade goat milk ice cream. You may bring your own if that is your preference. Again, registration is free so we encourage everyone to pre-register.
Source - Langston University
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