- Author: Devii R. Rao
Are you a local sheep and/or goat producer, 4-H or FFA member, or someone who is interested in learning more about sheep and goats? Do you have questions about disease prevention, nutrition, or vegetation management using sheep and goats? If so, join UC Cooperative Extension/San Benito 4-H for an informative sheep & goat workshop on Tuesday, June 13 from 3:30 to 6:30 pm in Hollister. The workshop will be held at the San Benito High School Ag Barn on San Benito Street just past the football field. Thanks so much to Hollister FFA for letting us hold this event at their great facility.
Come learn about disease prevention and the Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) from Dr. William Seals, DVM from Gilroy. Roger Ingram is our Livestock & Natural Resources Advisor extraordinaire and will talk with us about using sheep and goats for fire fuel reduction and weed control. Roger will be retiring this year, so this is a great opportunity to learn from a true expert before he retires! Some other great UC Cooperative Extension folks who are small ruminant experts will be speaking as well. Dan Macon will cover predator management and John Harper will share some good information about proper nutrition. We'll have an update on the Lamb Board from Monterey County producer Joanne Nissen. And you won't want to miss the sheep shearing demonstration by local sheep shearer Sergio Garza!
Registration is $15 for adults and $5 for youth 18 and under. Light refreshment will be provided. To register, go to https://ucanr.edu/survey/survey.cfm?surveynumber=20647 or contact Devii Rao at 831-637-5346 x14 / firstname.lastname@example.org. Please register by June 6 so we have a good head-count and have enough snacks for everyone! For more information about the workshop, here's the flier and agenda: http://cesanbenito.ucanr.edu/files/262949.pdf.
This workshop can count as 3 hours for 4-H members who might need a sheep/goat makeup meeting, a junior or teen leader of sheep/goats who needs more hours for their leadership. Otherwise, it would be counted as a #3 event attended for your record book. 4-H & FFA members will also receive a certificate of completion for attending the event.
This is an event for all ages and all experience levels, so I hope to see you there!