Small Ruminant Production Workshop | May 11, 2019

7:30 am-5:00 pm | Hattiesburg, MS
Forest County Extension - Forrest County Multipurpose Center
952 Sullivan Dr., Hattiesburg, MS 39401


Demand for goat and sheep meat, milk, cheese, and hide has steadily in-creased in the United States during the last 10 years. These small ruminants have a high economic value because they are efficient converters of low-quality forages into quality meat, milk and other specialty markets. Dig deeper into goat and sheep production by increasing your knowledge in grazing management, animal production, nutrition, parasite ID, reproduction, and meat quality. Speakers include researchers and extension specialists from across the southeast.

Topics Covered:

  • Forage Selection and Grazing Management
  • Kidding/Lambing Management
  • Nutrition
  • Farm Assistance Programs for Small Ruminants
  • Meat Quality
  • Fecal Collection and Parasite Identification
  • Principles of Artificial Insemination (AI)
  • FAMACHA Training



Includes: lunch, refreshments, and workshop materials


Farm Bureau Mississippi
MAFES | Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station
Mississippi Soil and Water Conservation Commission
Mississippi State University Extension Service
Southern Sustainable Agricultural Research and Education
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service
USDA Farm Service Agency

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