Join University of Wisconsin-Madison Extension’s Livestock Program monthly on the second Tuesday of the month from 7:30 to 8:30 pm CST for the Small Ruminant Webinar (SRW) series.
There is no charge to participate in the sessions, but pre-registration is required to allow access to the session. Register online at http://go.wisc.edu/FarmReadyResearch.
February and March sessions:
Feb. 8, 2022: Strategic and cost-effective mineral nutrition in sheep. Dr. Whit Stewart, Assistant Professor and Extension Sheep Specialist for the University of Wyoming will discuss the factors that help producers achieve more returns from their mineral nutrition program. Accounting for seasonal changes in mineral content of basal diets, changes in requirements across stages of production (maintenance to lactation), and breed differences in mineral requirements can help us fine-tune the money spent on a mineral program. Additional management factors such as reducing variable consumption and using soil geochemistry in your region to help overcome deficiencies will also be discussed. Time for questions and answers will be provided.
March 8, 2022: Parasite management for small ruminants in grazing systems. Gene Schriefer will discuss parasites and grazing management because overtime parasite loads on pasture can decrease the performance of both ewes and lambs and, in extreme cases, result in death. While dewormers are initially effective, more and more parasites are displaying resistance in Wisconsin, and producers may need to consider adjusting their pasture management to reduce the impact of parasites.
The Small Ruminant Webinar series is a part of UW-Madison Extension’s Farm Ready Research winter programming for farmers and ag professionals to improve business profitability and lifestyles through informed decision-making.
Learn the most up-to-date information on topics from dairy and livestock production to forage and farm management. Farm Ready Research webinars begin in December 2021 and continue until May 2022.