Concho Sheep and Goat Production Clinic slated for May 20 in Eden

Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu

Contact: Brady Rose Evans, 325-732-4304, brady.evans@ag.tamu.edu

 

EDEN – The Concho Sheep and Goat Production Clinic, conducted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, has been set for May 20 at the Multi-Purpose Center in Eden.

Registration begins at 8 a.m. followed by the program at 9 a.m. Adjournment is set for 3:15 p.m.

Individual registration is $10 and includes lunch. Those planning to attend should preregister by May 15 by contacting the AgriLife Extension office in Concho County at 325-732-4304, concho-tx@ag.tamu.edu . One Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education unit will be available to those with a valid private applicators license.

“This program should be of interest to anyone interested in the sheep and goat business in our area,” said Brady Rose Evans, AgriLife Extension agent in Concho County. “All the speakers are top experts in their respective fields and this clinic will be a rare opportunity to have them all in one place to answer questions pertinent to their expertise.”

The program topics and speakers will include:

- Converting Wood to Livestock Feed, Dr. Travis Whitney, Texas A&M AgriLife Research livestock ruminant nutritionist, San Angelo.

– Trapping Around Your Herd/Guard Dogs in Your Operation, Bob Buchholz, rancher, vice president of the Texas Sheep and Goat Raisers’ Association, Eldorado.

– Hair Sheep/ Nutrition/ Internal Parasites and Disease Precautions/ Restocking, Dr. Frank Craddock, AgriLife Extension state sheep and goat specialist, San Angelo.

– Wool and Mohair Update, Dr. Ronald Pope, AgriLife Research animal fiber research scientist, San Angelo.

– Marketing Update, Marketing in the Ethnic Holidays, Bill Thompson, AgriLife Extension economist, San Angelo.

For more information, call Evans at 325-732-4304.

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