Rolling Plains sheep, goat program set for Aug. 15 in Seymour

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu
Contact: Josh Kouns, 940-889-5581, josh.kouns@ag.tamu.edu

SEYMOUR – A Rolling Plains Sheep and Goat University will be offered Aug. 15 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office for Baylor County, 500 N. Main St., Seymour.

The event, from 5-8 p.m., is free to anyone interested and will include dinner provided by the Baylor County Farm Bureau.

“This event is directed toward producers who are just getting started or wanting to get information to start a sheep or goat operation,” said Josh Kouns, AgriLife Extension agriculture and natural resources agent in Baylor County. “Our speakers bring a wealth of knowledge and experience.”

The speakers are Bill Thompson, AgriLife Extension economist at San Angelo; Brad Roeder, AgriLife Extension agent for Gillespie County; and Preston Farris, retired AgriLife Extension agent and now a sheep and goat producer in Sonora.

Their topics will include economics, 101 basics of breeds, fencing, health, nutrition and predator control. An open panel forum will conclude the program.

Other sponsors for the program include Capital Farm Credit, ADM and Livestock Nutrition Center.

RSVPs are requested by Aug. 8 to Kouns at Josh.kouns@ag.tamu.edu or by calling 940-889-5581.

 

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