Thursday, October 31, 2013

Converting chicken houses into sheep and goat barns

A Goat and Sheep Workshop/Seminar focusing on the possibilities of growing goats and sheep in retro-fitted chicken houses will be held Friday, Nov. 8,
9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m, at Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia, Ark.

Many areas of the South are dotted with abandoned chicken houses that could be used to house sheep and goat operations. These experts discuss the feasibility of such a project.

Speakers include:

• Mike Caskey, Minnesota West Community and Technical
College/Pipestone Lamb Program, Pipestone, Minn.

• Dr.Ann Wells, DVM, Holistic Veterinary Consultant.

• Jesse Duckett and Chris Sweat, Goat and Sheep Producers of Arkansas.

The educational event is sponsored by the National Sheep Industry Improvement Center, Winrock International, Southern Arkansas University, American Lamb Board, Goat and Sheep Producers of Arkansas, Central Arkansas Resource Conservation and Development Council and the Arkansas Agriculture Department.

A lamb lunch will be provided.

For more information, contact Donna Kay Yeargan at 501-519-3110 or e-mail

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