Monday, April 17

SU Land-Grant Campus to host joint Small Ruminant Field Day

Baton Rouge, LA – The Southern University Ag Center, and the LSU AgCenter, will host a joint small ruminant field day on April 29 from 8:00 am - 2:30 p.m. at Maurice A. Edmond Livestock Arena, 14600 Scenic Highway, Baton Rouge, LA.

The event is free to the public!

Scientists from the SU Ag Center will present information on the 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.

Topics of discussion will include: Herd Health and new guidelines; Mobile Technology and Marketing; Alternative Forages; Feed Supplementation; Food Safety, and more.

Demonstrations & Hands-On Activities: Wet Lab (Fecal Egg Count); Goat Meat Product Development & Tasting; Practical Animal Husbandry Techniques; and Soil and Forage sampling.

For information on the SU Ag Center’s Master Small Ruminant Certification Program, contact Dr. Sebhatu Gebrelul at or at 225.771.3841.

For more information on the field day, contact: Sebhatu Gebrelul (225) 771-3841;; Renita Marshall (225) 771-0252;

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