Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Forum at LSU Veterinary School focuses on raising sheep, goats

BATON ROUGE, Louisiana — A field day program for people who raise sheep and goats in Louisiana is scheduled for April 26 at the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine in Baton Rouge.

Registration will start at 7:30 a.m.; the program will begin at 8:30.
The field day will cover topics such as farm biosecurity, improving pastures, controlling parasites and managing the integration of cattle with small ruminants on a farm.

Cost to attend is $5 per person or $10 per family with a maximum of five people. Lunch will be provided.

Specialized certification training also will be offered to help farmers identify parasite infection in small ruminants, and training for parasite control. The training will require an additional $10 fee.

The small-ruminant field day is sponsored by the LSU AgCenter, the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine and the Southern University Agricultural Research and Extension Center.

More information about plans for the field day is available by phoning Kenneth McMillin at 225-578-3438 or by email at kmcmillin@agcenter.lsu.edu.


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