So You Want to Raise Sheep or Goats?

Discover production basics for raising sheep and goats.
So You Want to Raise Sheep or Goats? - Workshops
Skill Level: Beginner
Length: 3 hours, 30 minutes
Language: English
Note: Discover basic production practices to raise sheep and goats successfully.

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When: April 24, 2018, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Where: Sweden Valley Grange
Old Schoolhouse Road
Sweden Valley, Pennsylvania 16915

registration deadline: April 20, 2018
11:30 p.m.

Learn the basics of sheep and goat production in this overview meeting. Topics will cover basic production practices, reproduction, feeding and nutrition, health care, marketing tips and financial aspects. The meeting will also offer information on grant funding that is available to help get your enterprise started.

This workshop provides an overview of sheep and goat production principles. Speakers will discuss the basics of what you need to get started, where to find and how to select animals for your operation, handling and equipment needs, reproduction basics from breeding through lambing or kidding, feeding and nutrition, health issues, plus marketing and finances. This is a great opportunity for future producers to gain insight into sheep and goat production. New producers can also learn other aspects of sheep and goat production and ask questions of livestock educators. Workshops are sponsored by Penn State Extension, PA Department of Agriculture, Republic Food Enterprise and Fayette County Community Action Agency.

Who is this for?

New and future producers

What will you learn?

Overview of production practices


Tuesday, April 24, 2018




Welcome and Introductions


What Do I Need to Get Started?

Sourcing genetics & selection principles, Handling and equipment needs, Reproduction Basics, Flushing and breeding soundness, Breeding and lambing/kidding issues


Feeding and Nutrition




Health Issues


Marketing and Finances


Wrap and Evaluation


Agriculture Sheep and Goat Production Beef Production Forage and Pasture Management

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