UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – One of the most economical feed sources for sheep and goats in Pennsylvania is pasture. Good pasture and grazing management practices not only work together to meet nutritional needs, but also help to keep sheep and goats healthy. Find out more about these practices during the Sheep and Goat Pasture and Grazing Management webinars on September 8 and 15.
“These webinars are a great way for producers to learn more about producing sheep and goats using pasture. Participants will gain some good tips on how to manage those pastures in order to prevent internal parasite problems in their animals,” said Melanie Barkley, Penn State Extension livestock educator.
The September 8 webinar will include presentations on the importance of soil fertility and how it impacts pasture production, forage species selection, and grazing management practices that promote pasture production and animal performance.
The September 15 webinar will cover financial assistance for pasture systems, and how to keep sheep and goats healthy on pastures and fall management tasks to prepare pasture for winter.
Both webinars start at 7:00 p.m. and will conclude at 9:00 p.m.
Alongside of Barkley, speakers at the event will include Dave Hartman, Penn State Extension livestock educator, and J.B. Harrold, Natural Resources Conservation Service grazing specialist.
There is no cost to attend, but registration is requested by September 7. Register at https://extension.psu.edu/pasture-and-grazing-management or call 877-345-0691.
For more information, you can contact Melanie Barkley at the Penn State Extension Bedford County office via (814) 623-4800 or email@example.com.
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