Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Parasite control meeting in PA

Parasite management is a major concern among sheep and goat producers worldwide. Few products are on the market labeled for parasite control in sheep and goats, and in some cases, parasites have built up a resistance to these products and are no longer effective.

Penn State Extension will help producers sort through these problems at a meeting 8:30 a.m.-noon, Thursday, April 12, at the Best Western Conference Center, Routes 512 and 22, Bethlehem, PA.

Pamela Reed of Delaware Valley College will talk about how resistance has become an issue over the years and best management practices for treating stock.

Mena Hautau, Extension educator in Berks County, will talk about managing pastures for better parasite control and forage production. Brian Moyer, program assistant with Penn State Extension in Lehigh County will talk about risk management opportunities for sheep, goats and pastures.

The cost is $25. Registration deadline is April 5. For more information, contact Jodi Torock at (610) 746-1970 or

Source:  Lancaster Farming

Thanks to Kelly Cole for sharing this information.

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