Sheep and goat conference set for Nov. 14-15 in Colorado
The 2008 Mountain/Plains Sheep and Goat Conference takes place Nov. 14 and 15 in Greeley, CO.
South Dakota Cooperative Extension Sheep Specialist Jeff Held is among the presenters at the conference. Researchers and Extension professionals from Colorado, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming will present information.
Information is available at this link: http://www.mountainplainssheepandgoat.com. Or ask at your county Extension office.
On Nov. 14, the conference sessions will be a combination of sheep and goat topics. Presentations include grazing using sheep and goats, using co-product feedstuffs, growth efficiency and cost of gain, an update on scrapie, and infectious causes of reproductive losses in sheep and goats.
Sessions will be split between sheep and goat topics on Nov. 15. Goat sessions include basic management, bio-security practices, zoonotic diseases of goats and human risks, basic goat marketing, and a session on goat selection.
The sheep portion will cover bio-security practices, wool production, ram behavior, zoonotic diseases of sheep and human risks, and sheep marketing.
Both days include trade shows, and the Nov. 15 agenda includes management demonstrations and marketing panels.
Several registration options are available, including youth and single-day choices. Visit the Web site for information, or call Jeff Held at (605) 688-5433 with questions.
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