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Sep
21
9:00 AM09:00

Small Ruminant Field Day

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Small Ruminant Field Day

SEPTEMBER 21, 2018
9AM - 3PM

VSU Randolph Farm
4415 River Road • Petersburg, VA

REGISTRATION: $10 per person includes lunch.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: 
Dr. Niki Whitley, animal science Extension specialist, Fort Valley State University, Georgia

Dr. Whitley has worked with goats and sheep for 20 years at the University of Missouri, the University of Maryland Eastern Shore and North Carolina A&T State University. She earned her Ph.D. in animal physiology from Mississippi State University. 

ADDITIONAL PRESENTATIONS:

  • Dr. Michelle Corley will discuss using stinging nettle for deworming.
  • Dr. Eunice Ndegwa will discuss maintaining gut health in pre-weaned kids and lambs.
  • Dr. O’Brien and Amanda Miller, VSU’s herd manager, will conduct hands-on sessions on vaccinations, proper drenching techniques, FAMACHA scoring, body condition scoring and maintaining hoof health.

Goat and lamb products will be available for sampling.

For information, contact the Small Ruminant Program office at (804) 524-5960 or email mklein@vsu.edu.


If you are a person with a disability and desire any assistive devices, services or other accommodations to participate in this activity, please contact the Small Ruminant Program office at mklein@vsu.edu or call (804) 524-5960 / TDD (800) 828-1120 during business hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. to discuss accommodations five days prior to the event.

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Dec
13
9:00 AM09:00

How to Start a Sheep and Goat Meat Enterprise

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DECEMBER 13, 2017

9am – 3 pm

Curdsville Community Center

122 School Road, Dillwyn, VA 23936

 

REGISTER ONLINE: https://goo.gl/forms/Dwm3TL9Wiyo0ULEJ3

 

Space is Limited.

$10 per person* (Children 12 and under free with an accompanying adult.)

Payable to "DavidWise.com Insurance LLC" by check or cash upon arrival at the workshop.

 

*includes lunch, refreshments and workshop materials.

 

Sheep and goats can be raised to provide meat, milk, and fiber. They can also be raised for 4-H projects, clearing brush from an area or simply as pets.  If you are interested in raising sheep and goats for meat, this class covers all the basics you need to start your enterprise.   

 

A local producer and Virginia State University’s Extension Specialist and Researchers will review the basics of:

 

• Starting a farm business: insurance, tax, and legal considerations. 

• Everything you need to know to raise sheep and goats (breed selection, housing, supplies/equipment, fencing, feeding, marketing).

• Health of your sheep and goats.

• Reproduction (to include preparing for lambing and kidding).

• Hands-on activities including hoof trimming, body condition scoring, correct drenching techniques, lambing, etc.

 

For more information call the Small Ruminant Program office at (804) 524-5960 or email mklein@vsu.edu

 

If you are a person with a disability and desire any assistive devices, services or other accommodations to participate in this activity, please contact the Small Ruminant Program office at (804) 524-5960 / TDD (800) 828-1120 during business hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. to discuss accommodations five days prior to the event.

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Dec
9
8:00 AM08:00

Delmarva Small Ruminant Conference

"ALL WORMS ALL DAY"

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Delaware State University

Bank of America Building

1200 N. DuPont Highway Dover, Delaware

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This all-day conference will focus entirely on gastro-intestinal parasites (worms) that are the most problematic to small ruminant production and seek to educate stakeholders on the most up-to-date methods and recommendations for controlling these parasites. The program will include general and concurrent sessions and a separate program for older youth (age 14 and up).

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All speakers in the adult program are members of the American Consortium for Small Ruminant Parasite Control (ACSRPC). They include Dr. Kwame Matthews, Delaware State University; Dr. Nelson Escobar, University of Maryland Eastern Shore; Susan Schoenian, University of Maryland; Dr. Dahlia O’Brien, Virginia State University; and Dr. Niki Whitley, Fort Valley State University. Youth instructors are Susan Garey and Dan Severson from the University of Delaware and Ashley Travis from the University of Maryland. The youth program is intended to be hands-on and interactive.

Pre-registration required by November 20

Adults @ $40; Youth (14 and up) @ $30

Total Make checks or money order payable to Delaware State University and mail to:

Dr. Kwame Matthews

Delaware State University

1200 N. DuPont Highway Dover, Delaware 19940

Register online at https://www.desu.edu/events/2017/12/09/allworms-all-day-delmarva-small-ruminantconference

To request special assistance due to a disability, please contact Dr. Kwame Matthews, at 302.857.6540 or kmatthews@desu.edu, by November 20, 2017.

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Oct
20
9:00 AM09:00

Small Ruminant Field Day

 Small Ruminant Field Day  OCTOBER 20, 2017 9:00am - 3:00pm  VSU RANDOLPH FARM 4415 River Road • Petersburg, VA  REGISTER ONLINE:  https://goo.gl/forms/jinkAbQqZvImvjYw2   Join us for the Small Ruminant Field Day on Friday, October 20, beginning at 8:00am to learn more about the research-based practices for small ruminant nutrition.  Cost is $10 per person, payable by cash or check on the day of the event. Please make your checks payable to "Virginia State University."  If you are a person with a disability and desire any assistive devices, services or other accommodations to participate in this activity, please contact the Small Ruminant Program office at (804) 524-5960 / TDD (800) 828-1120 during business hours of 8 am. and 5 p.m. to discuss accommodations five days prior to the event.

Small Ruminant Field Day

OCTOBER 20, 2017
9:00am - 3:00pm

VSU RANDOLPH FARM
4415 River Road • Petersburg, VA

REGISTER ONLINE: https://goo.gl/forms/jinkAbQqZvImvjYw2

Join us for the Small Ruminant Field Day on Friday, October 20, beginning at 8:00am to learn more about the research-based practices for small ruminant nutrition.

Cost is $10 per person, payable by cash or check on the day of the event. Please make your checks payable to "Virginia State University."

If you are a person with a disability and desire any assistive devices, services or other accommodations to participate in this activity, please contact the Small Ruminant Program office at (804) 524-5960 / TDD (800) 828-1120 during business hours of 8 am. and 5 p.m. to discuss accommodations five days prior to the event.

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Jun
28
9:00 AM09:00

Small Ruminant Fecal Egg Counts

JUNE 28, 2017
9:00am - 12:00pm
VSU Randolph Farm
4415 River Road • Petersburg, VA

SPACE IS LIMITED.

REGISTER ONLINE AT: https://goo.gl/forms/9VMg7ohHD4eph7zA2

Fecal egg counts are done to determine the worm load in animals and it has many uses in a parasite control program. They can be used to estimate the parasite load in an animal, show the level of pasture infestation, determine effectiveness of dewormers, and evaluate parasite resistance in animals. 

VSU’s Small Ruminant Specialist Dahlia O’Brien will review:

  • Small Ruminant Parasites
  • What is a FEC and what can we use it for
  • Determining dewormer resistance using FEC
  • Limitations of FEC
  • Training on how to conduct FEC

Registration fee of $10 per person* should be paid upon arrival at the workshop by cash or check.

Please contact the Small Ruminant Program office at (804) 524-5960 or email mklein@vsu.edu for more information.

If you are a person with a disability and desire any assistive devices, services or other accommodations to participate in this activity, please contact the Small Ruminant Program office at (804) 524-5960 / TDD (800) 828-1120 during business hours of 8 am. and 5 p.m. to discuss accommodations five days prior to the event.

*Includes refreshments and workshop supplies. Children 12 and under are free with an accompanying adult.

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Jun
1
9:00 AM09:00

Small Ruminant FAMACHA® Certification

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JUNE 1
9:00am - 12:00pm
VSU Randolph Farm
4415 River Road • Petersburg, VA

SPACE IS LIMITED.

REGISTER ONLINE AT: https://goo.gl/forms/fzl0Cr9ccZo6NS9z1

Despite opportunities for success in sheep and goat production, parasite control and anthelmintic resistance are major problems faced by producers. 

This approved FAMACHA® training workshop emphasizes the use of multiple techniques, such as pasture management and strategic deworming, for the effective control of internal parasites. This is important to assist producers in prolonging the efficacy of chemical dewormers on their farms. 

VSU’s Small Ruminant Specialist Dahlia O’Brien will review:

  • Small Ruminant Parasites
  • Dewormers and dewormer resistance
  • Alternative Strategies for Parasite Control
  • Five Point Check
  • How and when to use FAMACHA® scores (including hands-on training)

This workshop is supported by the American Consortium for Small Ruminant Parasite Control, an organization that has developed research-based practices for controlling internal parasites on farms. With the exception of veterinarians and other qualified animal health professionals, you must take an approved training in order to get certified in the FAMACHA® system and receive a FAMACHA® card.

Registration fee of $20 per person* should be paid upon arrival at the workshop by cash or check.

Please contact the Small Ruminant Program office at (804) 524-5960 or email mklein@vsu.edu for more information.

If you are a person with a disability and desire any assistive devices, services or other accommodations to participate in this activity, please contact the Small Ruminant Program office at (804) 524-5960 / TDD (800) 828-1120 during business hours of 8 am. and 5 p.m. to discuss accommodations five days prior to the event.

*Includes lunch, notebook and FAMACHA card. Children 12 and under are free with an accompanying adult.

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