Baton Rouge, LA – The Southern University Ag Center, along with the LSU AgCenter, the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine and the Kentwood Co-op, will host a small ruminant field day on April 30.
The event, which will be held at the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine located on Skip Bertman Dr. on the LSU campus, will run from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m.
A fee of $5 per person or $10 per family will be charged to cover the cost of lunch and materials.
Researchers from the SU Ag Center will present information on the center’s newly established Master Small Ruminant Certification Program and share updates on the research they are conducting on small ruminants.
Producers can also participate in a FAMACHA certification course, which is used to treat and control Barber’s Pole worms and other parasites in goats and sheep, for an additional $10.
Small ruminant experts from both the SU and LSU Ag Centers will make presentations on forage management, nutrition and health interaction; distiller grains; infectious and parasitic diseases; small ruminant reproduction and drug use/ off label issues.
The day will also feature demonstrations and hands-on activities on injections, fecal and blood collection, body condition scoring and a question and answer session with veterinarians.
For information on the SU Ag Center’s Master Small Ruminant Certification Program, contact Dr. Sebhatu Gebrelul at Sebhatu_Gebrelul@suagcenter.com or at 225.771.3841.
For additional information about the field day, contact Ken McMillin at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 225.578.3438 or Jim Miller at email@example.com or at 225.578.9652.