Workshop on winter sheep and goat care at Cornell Cooperative Extension Nov. 28
Sunday, November 25, 2012 - 8:16 am

CANTON – Info on winter sheep and goat care will be available in a workshop at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28 at the Rt. 68 Learning Farm of Cornell Cooperative Extension of St. Lawrence County.

Dr. Carolyn Pierce, Ranch Veterinarians, Heuvelton, will present good winter health practices and tasks for attention before the weather turns colder, and CCE livestock specialist Betsy Hodge will talk about feed inventory and how different winter storage methods impact the amount of feed needed to keep sheep and goats all winter.

“Due to the dry North Country summer, many farmers harvested less feed than usual and the weather changed the quality of the feed. There is very little high quality second-cut hay available,” according to Hodge. “Workshop participants will use worksheets to figure out how on-farm supply stacks up to the need for winter feed.”

For more info or to register, call 379-9192.