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VIRTUAL LIVE WEBINAR Living on a Few Acres: Backyard Beef, Sheep, and Goats
October 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm$5.00
ABOUT THE WEBINAR
So you want to raise beef cattle, sheep or goats? This introduction to beef, sheep, or goat production is designed for people who are interested in the fundamentals of starting a beef, sheep, or goat enterprise. Topics will include breed selection, feeding, reproduction, health, marketing, pasture and grazing management. The information covered will be very basic and will provide an overview of beef, sheep, or goat production principles. Instructors will also share how to find more detailed information on various aspects of livestock production and some basics on cool-season species, grazing schemes, ruminant nutrition and a little about the main poisonous plants to be concerned with.
This educational webinar is designed to provide a comprehensive overview of the fundamental principles of beef, sheep, and goat production.
October 26, 2023
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Living on a Few Acres is a webinar series developed for the beginning producer or homesteader who is looking to become more self-sufficient or take the first step in producing a product. These two-hour programs are designed to explain the very basic information on how to get started but provide resources with more advanced information as you continue pursuing your goal or hobby. In 2023, Living on a Few Acres will be split into a spring & fall series. Topics in the spring included beekeeping, syrup making, soil fertility, vegetable gardening, tree and small fruit production, home food preservation, backyard greenhouses and hydroponic production. In the fall, we are returning to discuss animal husbandry and home butchering.
Who is this for?
- New and Beginning Producers
What will you learn?
- Beef Cattle, Sheep, and Goat Production Basics
- Ruminant Nutrition
- Feeding and Nutrition
- Poisonous Plant Concerns
Registration is required to receive the link to access the webinar.
Registrants will also receive access to the webinar recording.
Register By: October 25, 2023 11:59 p.m.
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