Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Roundtable at UMES


Dr. Nelson Escobar will be conducting a roundtable for new and beginning sheep and goat producers on Saturday, May 19, at the Center for Food Science and Technology on the campus of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES).

Dr. Nelson Escobar
The roundtable presents a unique opportunity for sheep and goat producers who are just beginning to raise sheep and goats for production or for those are thinking about raising sheep and goats for production.  Farmers who are raising sheep and goats for other reasons are invited to attend as well.

A morning session will explore the basic concepts about managing and providing nutrition for sheep and goats in a classroom setting. The afternoon session will give participants hands-on training with the animals on the UMES farm.

Other opportunities for sheep and goat farmers/producers will follow in the month of June when Escobar offers several roundtables covering the integrated management of internal parasites (FAMACHA Card) in sheep and goats on Saturday, June 9, and how to determine body condition in goats on Saturday, June 16.

For more information about training opportunities for sheep and goat farmers/producers or to register online for the May 19 event, visit www.umes.edu/1890-mce or call (410) 651-6206.  Pre-registration is required for the event, which is sponsored by the UMES University of Maryland Extension office.  Individual registration fees, at $12 per person, include lunch and one set of materials.  Families may register at $15 per family. 

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