Tuesday, March 27, 2012

North-Central Missouri 4-H Goat & Sheep Camp

The North-Central Missouri 4-H Goat & Sheep Camp will be held April 21 at the Lincoln University Carver Farm in Jefferson City, Mo.

SATURDAY , April 21, 2012
Registration                                     7:30am
Orientation                                       8:00 am
Workshops begin                            8:15 am

MORNING sessions will be 45 minutes each
Adult Workshops
 8:30-9:15 am Marketing: know your target market needs/wants
 9:15 – 10:00 am Foot Care and Health:  What is Foot Rot, prevention, care, and management.           
10:00- 10:10am BREAK                                                  
10:10 – 10:45 am   Parasites:  Discuss deworming, how to prevent resistance, and non-chemical parasite management.
10:45 -11:30 am  Working facilities/ sustainable goat management/ raising sheep, goats, and cattle together

Youth workshops
8:30-9:15 am 4h Business start-up: entrepreneurship / project ideas and record keeping
 9:15 – 10:00 am Ethics for youth in and outside the show ring
10:00-10:15 am  BREAK
10:15 – 10:45 am   Feeding your goat/lamb:  proper nutrition for the show animal.  Which plants can harm your lamb or kid.
10:45 -11:30 am   Understanding small ruminant behavior, tips for effective handling and safety

LUNCH (Provided)

AFTERNOON: Hands on Workshops   1pm- 4pm
Adult Sessions:  each a 1 hour session
1-2:30pm How to do Fecal Egg Counts and FAMACHA Certification
Youth Sessions:  ( 25 min. rotation blocks)
1pm: Selecting a show animal, what to look for?
1:30 pm: Check the health of your animal:  Body Condition Scoring, FAMACHA, hoof trimming
2 pm:  Proper vaccination and deworming techniques

2:30 -4:30 pm   General Session:  End the day by giving attendees an opportunity to practice showing – LU AGGIE CLUB
Fitting for Show (goats and lambs): cover clipping, lead training, foot trimming and end with showing

Upon completion of the workshop the youth will have earned their SMQA certification.

Cost : $15 per registration. Make check payable to: Lincoln University Cooperative Extension. Register by April 15, 2012 to: Vonna Kesel, PO Box 29 Jefferson City, MO  65101
This program is open to all.  If you need special accommodations for language or disabilities, please notify Vonna Kesel or emailing at keselv@lincolnu.edu at least two weeks prior to the meeting.

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