Small Ruminant Production Workshop
Empowering Small Ruminant Producers was published in the Animal & Dairy Sciences Newsletter, April 13, 2018, Volume 83. Read about the workshop success!
What You Need to Know Before Purchasing Small Ruminants, Kipp Brown, MSU
Marketing Goat and Sheep, Josh Maples, MSU
Major Internal Parasites Affecting Small Ruminant Production, Dr. Jim Miller, LSU
Proper Breed Selection and Use to Improve Herd Reproductive Performance and Profitability, Dr. Richard Browning, TSU
Producer Panel Discussion
Essentials of Goat and Sheep Reproduction, Dr. Erdogan Memili, MSU
Integrated Grazing Management for Small Ruminants, Dr. Rocky Lemus, MSU
Toxic Plants to Small Ruminants, Dr. Brett Rushing, MSU
Sheep and Goat Meat Characteristics and Quality, Tim Armstrong, MSU
Dairy goats make up a niche market of the Mississippi livestock industry, but their popularity is growing across the state. Interest has grown among 4-H livestock program members, people who participate in various other showmanship contests and people who want goat milk products.
STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Each February marks the occasion for producers to share their research and programming needs with Mississippi State University agricultural specialists in person.
To comply with COVID-19 social distancing guidelines, the opportunity will be extended virtually this year.
The Mississippi State University Extension Service has a new specialist to support the important small-ruminant industry in the state.
Leyla Rios de Alvarez began work at MSU in December as an assistant Extension/research professor of small ruminant production in the Department of Animal and Dairy Sciences.
2020 marked Bill Fitts’ 27th consecutive appearance at the annual North Mississippi Producer Advisory Council meeting.
Researchers and Extension specialists from across the Southeast will help goat and sheep producers expand their knowledge on various aspects of the industry during a workshop on small ruminant production.