Minimizing Livestock Predation Workshop slated for March 13 in Eden

 

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

Contact: Tanner Wieghat, 325-732-4304, tanner.wieghat@ag.tamu.edu

EDEN – The Minimizing Livestock Predation Workshop is set for 8:30 a.m.–1 p.m. March 13 in the Roy Burnes Civic Center in Eden.

The workshop is being conducted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service.

“Predation is a constant worry to sheep and goat raisers throughout our region,” said Tanner Wieghat, AgriLife Extension agent in Concho County. “This workshop will offer topics for both new and seasoned producers, so no matter what your predator management skill level, this program will have plenty to offer.”

Individual registration will be $20 for adults and $10 for youth. Fees are due upon arrival and include a catered noon meal. For more information and to RSVP, call the AgriLife Extension office in Concho County at 325-732-4304.

Topics and presenters will be:

— Predation Identification, Coyote Biology, and “Do You Speak Coyote?,” Dr. John Tomecek, AgriLife Extension wildlife specialist, San Angelo.

— Producer panel: Utilizing Guardian Dogs, Testimonials/Question and Answer Session.  

— Management Strategies to Improve Guardian Dog Effectiveness, Dr. Reid Redden, AgriLife Extension state sheep and goat specialist, San Angelo.

— Laws, Regulations and Procedures for Setting Snares and Traps, Wildlife Services representative.

Three Texas Department of Agriculture general continuing education units will be offered.

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