Friday, March 9, 2012

North Central Ark. sheep & goat pasture clinic April 14

A clinic on grazing goats and sheep will be held at the American Legion
Hut in Yellville, Ark., on Saturday, April 14. The program will begin at 9 a.m.  Speakers and their topics will include:

• Kenny Simon with the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service will speak on a 300-day grazing plan.
• David Fernandez with the University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff will speak on
busting brush with bucks.
• Esther and Garry Clemens, Tin Can Hill Ranch, will talk about their small ruminant test farm.
• Clair Whiteside with the USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Services will demonstrate effective electric fencing for goats and sheep.

The North Arkansas Meat Goat Association will provide a free lunch featuring goat meat dishes. After lunch everyone will travel to Ken and Candy Ziemer’s Critter Ridge farm for a pasture walk to observe clearing land with goats, goats selected for hardiness, inventorying pastures, identifying plants and determining pasture condition. The North Arkansas Meat Goat Association will hold its quarterly meeting at the farm after the pasture walk. For more information, go to or call 870-420-3120.

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