Thursday, March 8, 2012

SW Missouri Sheep & Goat Conference March 25

Attached and below is the program for the 2012 SW Missouri Sheep and Goat Conference on Saturday, March 24.

Pre-registration is $10 which includes lunch and materials. There is no charge for the FEC workshop on Friday night, March 23, if you register for the conference, otherwise there is a $5 charge to cover materials.  

2012 Southwest Missouri Sheep and Goat Conference
Saturday, March 24, 2012, Anderson, MO.  (Pre-register for $10 by calling 417-455-9500 or email

Community Room of New-Mac Electric, 9 Mustang Lane, Anderson, MO
(Exit on Hwy 76 from Hwy 71; then southwest 0.7 mi to Hwy 71B, left for 0.1 mi to Mustang Lane on left)

8:30-9:00 am  Registration—Rachael Kennedy and Christy Cole, Newton CO Goat Producers: Pre-register for $10 by March 19; register at the door for $15. 

9:00-9:10 am   Welcome, John Hobbs, University of Missouri, McDonald CO Extension Center, Pineville, MO

9:10-9:20 am  Status of Construction at Newton County Fairgrounds…..TBA          

9:20-9:50 am   Internal Parasite Control for Sheep and Goats, Dr. Charlotte Clifford-Rathert, Lincoln University Cooperative Extension Service, Jefferson City, MO

9:50-10:20 am Foot Rot Control and Management, Dr. Helen Swartz, Lincoln University  Cooperative Extension Service, Jefferson City, MO

10:20-10:50 Co-grazing of Livestock, Dr. Jodie Pennington, Lincoln University Cooperative Extension Service, Newton County Extension Center, Neosho, MO

10:50-11:50   Producing and Storing Quality,  Ed Browning, Natural Resource Engineer, University of  
Missouri, Jasper CO Extension Center, Carthage, MO   

12:00–1:00 pm LUNCH at McDonald County Fairgrounds (provided in registration fee) questions, and view exhibits 

1:00-1:40 pm  Producer Panel: “How to make a profit with sheep and goats:  production and marketing?”, Questions and Answers, Information Exchange, ….Local producers will tell of their experiences with co-grazing, meat goats, dairy goats, market wethers, and marketing.  

1:40-2:55 pm:  Round-robin for the 3 sessions below, move to next session every 25 minutes        
(A) Vaccinations and Deworming for Sheep and Goats (FAMACHA), Dr. Charlotte Clifford-Rathert
(B) Selection of Breeding Stock, Dr. Helen Swartz
(C) Foot Trimming and Hoof Care, Dr. Jodie Pennington
2:55-3:00 pm   Turn in Evaluation, Adjourn
Friday night, 6:30-9:00 pm, March 23:   Fecal egg count workshop in Smith Hall at Crowder College, Neosho, MO, reservations required with pre-registration for conference

Jodie A. Pennington, Ph.D.
Region Small Ruminant Educator
Lincoln University Cooperative Extension
Newton County Extension Center
Smith Hall (Crowder College), 601 Laclede Avenue
Neosho, MO 64850-9165
1-417-455-9500; fax 417-455-9505

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