Join University of Illinois Extension for the third topic in this year's "Livestock Production and Principals for Beginners Webinar Series." Sarah Farley, Local Food Systems and Small Farms Educator will lead a presentation on "Sheep and Goat Internal Parasite Management" on Thursday, March 14 at 6 p.m.
Internal parasites are a threat often overlooked by beginning small ruminant producers. Without proper management, they can lead to economic losses including increased feed costs, decreased production, and even animal death. This session will include an overview of common internal parasites, grazing management, symptom observation, testing strategies, and methods for control. Presented by Sarah Farley, Extension Educator, Local Food Systems and Small Farms.
The Livestock Production and Principles for Beginners Webinar Series has returned for 2024. This monthly series, first launched in 2023, addresses the needs of those who are getting started, exploring the concept of, or even assisting those currently raising livestock. With a focus on helping those who are brand new to livestock, 4-H families may be interested in these sessions.
"For those starting their livestock journey, we know that it can be challenging finding the right resources and getting the right answers," states Grant McCarty, Local Foods and Small Farms Educator. "This webinar series presented by U of I Extension experts aims to cover essential and relevant topics that producers can put into place for the upcoming season, gaining confidence in their livestock production."
Other topics in the series include:
January 11: A Fence is a Fence, Right?
February 1: Equine Pasture Management
February 29: Selling Meat in Illinois