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Virginia Tech Sheep Management Basics Workshop, October 9-10, 1998

Livestock Update, September 1998

Scott Greiner, Extension Animal Scientist, Beef/Sheep, Animal and Poultry Sciences, Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech Copenhaver Sheep Center
Blacksburg, Va.

From 9:00 A.M. October 9 to 3:00 P.M. October 10

This workshop is designed for individuals with a limited amount of experience in the care and management of sheep. Special emphasis will be placed on the management practices required in and around the time of lambing. Participants will get hands-on experience with a group of ewes that will be lambing during the two-day workshop. Other areas to be covered include:
Catching and Handling
Docking and Castration
Flock Health
Ewe & Lamb Nutrition & Feeding Management
Breeding Management
Basic Record Keeping & Selection

This workshop is limited to a maximum of 25 participants. The cost is $30 per person. The first 25 pre-registrants will be enrolled. First-time participants will be given preference. To pre-register for the workshop, make your check payable to the Virginia Sheep Producers Association and return it along with the information provided below to: Dr. Scott Greiner, Department of Animal & Poultry Sciences, Virginia Tech (0306), 366 Litton-Reaves Hall, Blacksburg, VA 24061. More information will follow.

Cut Along the Line and Return No Later Than September 10, 1998





Virginia Tech Sheep Management Basics Workshop, October 9-10, 1998

If you have a disability and desire assistance to participate, call 540-231-9159 15 days prior to the workshop.

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