Piedmont Regional Goat and Sheep Conference

2020 Piedmont Regional Goat & Sheep Conference

We are excited to announce the Piedmont Regional Goat & Sheep Conference will be on Saturday, April 25, 2020, at the N.C. Cooperative Extension, Guilford County Center, 3309 Burlington Rd. Greensboro, NC. This conference is an informative event for beginners and advanced alike with a focus on sheep and goat management. Registration starts at 9 a.m. with the program starting at 9:30 a.m. and ending by 3:45 p.m.

New for 2020 – we will be adding a trade show! You will be able to visit with various businesses and agency partners throughout the entire day.

Topics to include: first aid/working with a veterinarian, lambing/kidding, shearing with demo, hoof trimming with demo, livestock guardian animals, and pasture/grazing management.

Please check out the flyer for the agenda and speaker bios.

Registration fee is $20 (includes lunch) and due by April 15. Everyone must pre-register this year – NO on-site/walk-ins will be accepted.

Register online here: https://go.ncsu.edu/goatsheep2020

*Please note that Extension has moved to using Eventbrite for registration. This will become the new norm for all events. Let us know if you have any questions!

Lauren Langley
Extension Agent
Agriculture- Livestock & Forages
P: 336-570-6740
C: 336-266-0702
Alamance County Center
209-C N. Graham-Hopedale Rd.
Burlington, NC 27217

Next Sale

The SVMGA is in the process of planning our next sale.  We have a couple of options.
If the members have sufficient animals to sell, we would like to plan a sale at Hollering Hills, prior to Easter, on  Saturday March 28th.  In order for this to be successful and attract multiple buyers we would need approximately 200 animals.
The other option would be to consider a sale in May.
We have a meeting Monday afternoon, so please let me know this week if you will have animals to sell and when you think they will be marketable size.

Wild & Woolly

Wild & Woolly is a quarterly newsletter for sheep and goat producers and anyone else interested in small ruminants.

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Susan Schoenian

Sheep & Goat Specialist

University of Maryland Extension

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Upcoming Events

Barn on a small farm
January 16 • 1PM – 4PM
King & Queen Library
St. Stephens Church, VA
January 21 • 9AM – 12PM
Advance Learning Center
South Hill, VA
Farm estate with a red house on acres of land
January 22 • 10AM – 12PM
Wedgewood Golf Center
Halifax, VA
Cut timber ready to be sold
January 23 • 10AM – 12PM
Appomattox Ext. Office
Appomattox, VA
Barn on a small farm
January 23 • 1PM – 4PM
Randolph Farm Pavilion
Petersburg, VA
Field of industrial hemp
January 29 • 9AM – 1PM
Randolph Farm Pavilion
Peterburg, VA
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Winter Forage Conference

Attention Producers:

The winter forage conference series sponsored by the VFGC will held in Chatham at the ODAC on Wednesday, January 22nd!

Registration is $50 and includes lunch and materials.  VFGC is bringing in two of the best speakers in the eastern US for the event.

You can register quick and easy online at https://vaforages.org/2020-winter-forage-conferences/, or print & mail the Reg Form.

*Kevin Yon will be sharing his story of how he started with 100 head of Angus females in 1996 and now they have grown to 1,200 head of registered brood cows and 590 commercial cows and how their operation supports his family who all work on the farm.

*Dr. Dan Undersander, Professor Emeritus from University of Wisconsin, with over 40 years working in the industry, who is known internationally for his expertise in making quality hay, baleage and silage as well as modifying and adjusting equipment to optimize the forage harvesting process will be here to talk about making quality hay and balege in support of your grazing system.

 

2020 VFGC Winter Forage Conferences Brochure

Small Ruminant Webinar

University of Wisconsin will be hosting a small ruminant webinar on January 15 from 7:30 to 9 pm. The speaker is Dr. Dan Morrical, retired Sheep Extension Specialist from Iowa State University and now nutrition consultant with Premier 1 Supplies. Dr. Morrical will speak on late gestation nutrition.

https://www.wisfarmer.com/story/news/press-release/2020/01/07/university-wisconsin-small-ruminant-webinar-series-starts-january-15/2831066001/?fbclid=IwAR3Jh9gzWA_kIFE1l-ceJJHIq69Oc1kqNgkFbjJusbOwel0pt59mBJ0rKT0
Susan Schoenian

Sheep & Goat Specialist

University of Maryland Extension

sschoen@umd.edu

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Upcoming Webinars

January 14: Planning Ahead for Farm Camps for Kids
Presenters Samantha Gasson of Bull City Farm in NC and Ana Skemp of Deep Roots Community Farm in WI will share the challenges, rewards, and lessons learned they have experienced from their years running successful on-farm camps. Register

January 28: Hosting a Farm School for Adults 
Offering intensive classes and conferences can be a great way to build capacity in other producers and share your wealth of knowledge. Our presenters are Karen Kopf of Kopf Canyon Ranch and Paul Dorrance of Pastured Providence Farmstead. Register

February 4: Pasture Management w/ Sarah Flack – Soil & Plants (Part 1) 
Join FACT and grazing expert Sarah Flack for part 1 of a 3-part series on pasture management strategies. This session will focus on the soil and plant perspective. Each session in this series requires a separate registration. Register

February 18: Pasture Management w/ Sarah Flack – Livestock (Part 2) 
Join FACT and grazing expert Sarah Flack for part 2 of a 3-part series on pasture management strategies. This session will focus on the livestock perspective. Each session in this series requires a separate registration. Register

March 3: Pasture Management w/ Sarah Flack – Graziers’ Toolbox (Part 3) 
Join FACT and grazing expert Sarah Flack for part 3 of a 3-part series on strategies for pasture management. This session will discuss tools and strategies for pasture improvement. Each session in this series requires a separate registration. Register

March 12: Pig-Poultry Rotational Grazing 
Back by popular demand, Lee Rinehart of NCAT/ATTRA will be with us to discuss how to manage your pigs and poultry in a rotational grazing system to benefit the health of the land and of the animals. Register

March 18: Livestock Compass – A Profit Management Tool for Producers
Join us to learn about Livestock Compass, a spreadsheet tool that helps livestock producers measure profitability and identify ways to improve financial outcomes. Our presenters are John Hendrickson of the U. of Wisconsin and grassfed beef producer Jim Munsch. Register

March 25: Trees for Livestock Food and Medicine 
Join us to learn about the medicinal and feed values these trees can offer ruminant livestock, and methods for managing them on your landscape. Our presenter is Steve Gabriel from Wellspring Forest Farm in NY. He is also an agroforestry extension specialist for the Cornell Small Farm Program. Register

Larissa McKenna
Humane Farming Program Director
Food Animal Concerns Trust (FACT)
ph. (773) 525-4952
3525 W. Peterson Ave., Ste 213, Chicago IL 60659
www.foodanimalconcernstrust.org/farmer

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Hay Producer List

Hay Producer List for Winter:  (11/20/19)

Bill Murray (Virgilina) 434-222-8656

Ricky Pool (South Boston) 434-579-4056

James Edmunds (SoBo) 434-222-5554

Karl Hess (Scottsburg) 717-989-8365

Southern States – Chatham: 434 432-4201 (arrangements already made with broker)

 

Rebekah J. Slabach

ANR Extension Agent | Halifax County

171 South Main Street | Halifax, VA  24558

Office: (434) 476-2147 | Fax: (434) 476-7777

rslabach@vt.edu | Halifax Extension website