Sheep and Goat Week program Nov. 2 has ideas for higher productivity
Tuesday, October 26, 2010 - 2:34 pm

CANTON -- Sheep and goat producers attending the Nov. 2 Northern New York Sheep and Goat Week program can discuss information gathered from more than 20 New York meat goat and sheep farmers on how they are saving time and money without sacrificing flock productivity.

In her presentation on “Kidding and Lambing – Where Does the Time go?” featured speaker Cornell Small Ruminant Extension Specialist tatiana Stanton will share research data provided by goat and sheep farmers on their labor and feed demands during lambing and kidding.

The November road show meeting discussions will include comparing the advantages and disadvantages of pasture birthing versus barn birthing, of using jugs (small pens) versus loose housing, and birthing in different seasons of the year.

The program is at 7 p.m. Nov. 2 at the Cornell Cooperative Extension of St. Lawrence County Extension Learning Farm in Canton. There is a $5 program fee.

More info: 379-9192.