Sheep, goat conference set Nov. 14 in Lamesa

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu
Contact: Gary Roschetzky, 806-872-3444, gary.roschetzky@ag.tamu.edu

LAMESA – A Sheep and Goat Production Conference hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Dawson County will be held Nov. 14 at the Forrest Park Community Center, 814 S. Houston, Lamesa.

Registration for the conference will begin at 8 a.m. and the cost is $20. Lunch will be provided. Preregistration is requested by Nov. 12 to allow for planning. To register, contact the AgriLife Extension office at 806-872-3444, email lydia.aguilar@ag.tamu.edu, or go to https://dawson.agrilife.org/ and fill out a registration form.

“This conference will address everything a producer needs to know when it comes to raising sheep and goats in this region, from health to markets to best management practices,” said Gary Roschetzky, AgriLife Extension agriculture and natural resources agent for Dawson County.
Three Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units – two general and one integrated pest management – will be offered.

Topics and speakers will be:

– General Health/Nutrition, Dr. Reid Redden, AgriLife Extension state sheep and goat specialist at San Angelo.

– Cropping Forages, Nick Voss, Hugoton, Kansas, producer.

– Parasite Control, Redden.

– Production Calendar, Jake Thorne, Texas A&M AgriLife Research farm manager at San Angelo.

– Fencing Option, Chad Raines, owner of Key Farms Inc. in Lamesa.

– Marketing, Bill Thompson, AgriLife Extension economist at San Angelo, and Redden.

– Predator Control, Thorne.

– What I Wish I Knew When I Got Started, producer panel.

The event is expected to end by 4:45 p.m.

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