Monday, February 20, 2012

Flock Facts Field Day for Small Ruminants

March 17, 2012
Windy Wool Windings Farm
5247 Plateau Road, Vale, NC

Cooperative Extension will be providing a sheep and goat workshop on 06/11/2011 at Windy Wool Windings Farm, 5247 Plateau Road, Vale, NC. This training is for anyone who raises goats and/or sheep or anyone interested in raising these animals.

Pre-registration and a fee of $25/person and $15 for each additional person are due by Thursday, March 15. Checks made payable to Gaston County Cooperative Extension. To learn more about this event or to register go to: or call Gaston Co. Cooperative Extension at 704-922-2112 for more information.


8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Concurrent Session I
9:00 a.m. - 12 noon
1. FAMACHA Certification Training and Optional Fecal Egg Count Training with Roberto Franco & Dr. Keesla Moulton, NC A&T State University (If you participate in this session, please try to bring some fecal samples from your animals to look at.)

2. Ram Care with Allen Bruhin of Tranquility Farm in Sevierville, TN
a presentation by the American Sheep Industry

12 noon - 1:00 p.m.

Concurrent Session II
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
1. General Health and Vaccinations with Dr. Steven Matthews of Vale Veterinary Hospital, PLLC

2. Marketing 101 with Lara Worden, Area Specialized Agent, Gaston County Cooperative Extension

Concurrent Session III
2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
1. Forages and Grazing with Jean Marie, Professor of Crop Science, NC State University

2. Breed Selection Panel for Sheep and Goat Producers
Meat Goats - Greg Traywick, County Extension Director - Cleveland County
Sheep for Meat & Fiber - Allen Hoyle

For accommodations for persons with disabilities, contact Lara Worden at 704.922.2112 no later than 5 business days before event.

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