FAMACHA Certification Workshop for Goat Owners

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Internal parasites are the number one health problem affecting goats and sheep.  Therefore, producers must develop an integrated parasite management approach to help control intestinal worms.

If you would like to learn more about integrated parasite management for goats and become FAMACHA certified there will be a management workshop on Saturday November 8, 2014 at Wilkes County Farm Bureau Building in North Wilkesboro. Preregistration is required in order to know how many FAMACHA cards to order.  The cost is $25.00 per individual or family which will include one FAMACHA card. Registration deadline is October 8th.   Space is limited to first 40 registrants.  You may pre register by mailing a check to the Wilkes County Cattlemen’s Association at 201 Curtis Bridge Road, Wilkesboro NC 28697.  If you have any questions please call 336-651-7348.

The workshop will be led by Fred Brown, DVM of Stone Mountain Kikos in Traphill, N.C.

Workshop Schedule

9:00-9:50 a.m.  Better Profits with Healthy Goats (Herd Health Overview)

10:00-10:50 a.m.  Integrated Parasite Management Part 1

11:00-11:50 a.m.  Integrated Parasite Management Part 2

12:00 Lunch on your own

1:00-3:00 p.m.  Hands on FAMACHA Certification and Body Condition Scoring

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Photo of Julie CampbellJulie CampbellCounty Extension Administrative Assistant (828) 632-4451 (Office) julie_campbell@ncsu.eduAlexander County, North Carolina
Posted on Sep 30, 2014
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