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Small-ruminant workshop assists goat, sheep producers
HATTIESBURG, Miss. -- 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.
The Mississippi State University Extension Service is hosting the workshop at the Forrest County Multipurpose Center May 11 from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Topics will include nutrition, forage selection, grazing management, meat quality, parasite identification, farm assistance programs, kidding and lambing, and principles of artificial insemination.
An optional, one-hour “FAMACHA” session will be held after the workshop concludes. FAMACHA is an acronym for the Faffa Malan Chart, a system goat and sheep producers use to treat wireworm.
Registration is $30 per person in advance and $35 after April 19. Registration is limited to the first 100 participants and will close May 3 at 5 p.m. Lunch, refreshments and workshop materials are included. Register at http://pss.msstate.edu/workshops/ruminant. There is an extra $10 charge for the FAMACHA training.
The Forrest County Multipurpose Center is located at 952 Sullivan Drive in Hattiesburg.
Workshop partners include the Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station, Mississippi Farm Bureau, the Natural Resources Conservation Service, Southern Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education, Farm Service Agency, and the Mississippi Soil and Water Conservation Commission.
MSU is an equal opportunity institution. For disability accommodation, please contact Rocky Lemus at 662-325-7718 or firstname.lastname@example.org.