BATON ROUGE, La. – A field day for people who raise sheep and goats is scheduled for April 26 at the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine on Skip Bertman Dr.
Registration for the small-ruminant event will start at 7:30 a.m., and the program will begin at 8:30. The field day will cover topics such as farm biosecurity, improving pastures, controlling parasites and managing the integration of cattle with small ruminants on a farm.
The cost is $5 per person or $10 per family with a maximum of five people. Lunch will be provided.
The field day also will offer certification in FAMACHA, a diagnostic tool to help farmers identify parasite infection in small ruminants, and training for parasite control. The training will require an additional $10 fee.
The small-ruminant field day is sponsored by the LSU AgCenter, the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine and the Southern University Agricultural Research and Extension Center.