Thursday, March 6, 2014

SW Missouri Sheep and Goat Conference March 22

Saturday, March 22, 2014 (Pre-register by March 18), Anderson, MO

McDonald CO Fairgrounds, 100 Mustang Lane (exit 5 from I-49-Hwy 71 to Hwy 76)  (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 18; register at the door for $15.

9:00-9:10 am — Welcome, John Hobbs, University of Missouri, McDonald County Cooperative Extension Center, Pineville, MO
9:10-9:40 am — Goats Versus Hair Sheep for Browse Management, Dr. Jodie Pennington, Lincoln University   Cooperative Extension Service, Newton County Extension Center, Neosho, MO              
9:40-10-30 am — Parasite Control for Small ruminants, Dr. Steve Hart, Langston University, Langston, OK
10:30-11:10 am — Grades and Grading of Sheep and Goats, Mark Kennedy, Retired State Grazinglands Specialist,  NRCS, Houston, MO
11:10-11:45 — Overview of Budgets for Sheep and Goats, Jodie Pennington
11:45-12:30 — Lunch (provided in registration fee), questions, and view exhibits
12:30-1:15 pm — Panel: “How to make a profit with sheep and goats:  production and marketing?”, Questions and Answers, Information Exchange, TBA—some of the top producers in the area

Two Sessions:  

Session (A) 1:15-2:00 pm  — Pasture and Grazing Management, Mark Kennedy
                              2:00-2:40 pm  — Feeding of Small Ruminants, Steve Hart
                              2:40-3:15 pm  — Multi-species grazing, Mark Kennedy

Session (B) 1:15-3:15 pm  Fitting and Showmanship: in fairgrounds arena

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