Lambing/FAMACHA workshops (June 8-9), Poncantico Falls, NY

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Lambing/FAMACHA workshops (June 8-9), Poncantico Falls, NY

Postby K Bar K Farm » Mon May 21, 2012 5:24 am

Join the Growing Farmers Initiative (GFI) for two upcoming workshops at Stone Barns Center: Lambing and Kidding Pasture Walk (6/8) and Internal Parasites in Sheep & Goats/ FAMACHA Certification (6/9). It is highly recommended that participants attend both workshops.


Friday, June 8, 2012, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm, $5.00

On Friday, June 8, 2012, join Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture and Cornell Cooperative Extension for a pasture walk designed for new and experienced farmers. Cornell Small Ruminant Extension Specialist, tatiana Stanton, will cover the basics of lambing and kidding. Craig Haney, SBC Livestock Farm Manager, will take participants on a tour of the sheep operation at Stone Barns and discuss the advantages and disadvantages of pasture lambing. Dr. Stanton will share examples of practices that experienced farmers throughout the Northeast have developed to reduce labor and expenses during the birthing season. Participants will learn about methods to manage birthing efficiently without sacrificing animal well-being, methods to foster kids and lambs, labor saving practices for artificially rearing, and management considerations when lambing or kidding on pasture. To register: ... walk-2012/


Saturday, June 9, 2012, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm, $15.00

Internal parasites (gastro-intestinal worms) are the number one health problem affecting sheep, goats and llamas in much of the United States. Because worms have become resistant to many of the anthelmintics (dewormers) producers use, a more integrated approach to internal parasite control is necessary.
Join Dr. tatiana Stanton, Cornell Small Ruminant Extension Specialist, to learn how to develop integrated parasite management (IPM) programs for sheep and goat farms. Participants who complete the program will obtain FAMACHA certification.
In addition to teaching the basics of internal parasites and their control, the workshop will teach proper anthelmintic use and cover evasive pasture management practices. Participants will be provided with hands-on training in doing fecal egg analyses and using the FAMACHA © Anemia Guide to determine the need for deworming. Participants will also receive a CD of IPM reference materials from the seminar. Laminated FAMACHA © certification cards are included in workshop fee. Participants are welcomed to bring one or two refrigerated fecal samples from individual animals at their farm. To register: ... eep-goats/
*Please Note: Registration fee includes a laminated FAMACHA © certification card

Nena Johnson
Growing Farmers Initiative Director
Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture
630 Bedford Road
Pocantico Hills, NY 10591
Tel: 914-366-6200 x112
Fax: 914-366-7905
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