Small-ruminant field day set for April 26 at LSU

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News Release Distributed 03/13/14

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.

For more information about the field day, contact Kenneth McMillin at 225-578-3438 or kmcmillin@agcenter.lsu.edu.

Tobie Blanchard

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