Monday, September 14, 2009

2009 Lambing & Kidding School

The 2009 Lambing and Kidding School will be held on Saturday, November 21, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Clarion Inn (formerly Holiday Inn) in Waldorf, Maryland. The featured speaker will be Dr. Susan Kerr, an Extension Educator from Washington State University.

Katahdin ewe and lambDr. Kerr received her Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree from Cornell University. She is engaged nationally with 4-H animal science curriculum development and educational outreach to small ruminant producers. Dr. Kerr will give several presentations at the school, including performing a live necropsy (of a baby goat and/or lamb).

Additional topics include: Preparing for lambing and kidding, lambing and kidding in the fall, lambing and kidding for the first time, composting animal mortality, medicating sheep and goats, general health care, raising orphans, first aid for sheep and goats, feeding the pregnant and lactating female, and anthelmintic (dewormer) resistance.

Boer x Nubian doe with twinsPre-registration for the school is required by November 6. The cost of participation is $45 per person. The registration fee includes the program, morning refreshments, lunch, and resource material. Additional family or farm members are $35. Extra resource material is $10.

Checks should be made payable to the University of Maryland and sent to Lambing and Kidding School, c/o Pam Thomas, Western Maryland Research & Education Center, 18330 Keedysville Road, Keedysville, Maryland 21756.

For more information about the school, contact Susan Schoenian at (301) 432-2767 x343 or or Pam Thomas at (301) 432-2767 x315 or

Download trifold program brochure

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