EAST LANSING, Mich. — Are you interested in learning how to improve birth management of your herd or flock? If so, sign up for this fun and highly informative clinic offered by Michigan State University Extension on February 4, 2017.
This year’s clinic will be held on the MSU campus and will feature activities in the new MSU lambing barn just south of the MSUcampus. This barn represents a modern design in lambing facilities. Participants will learn preventative management approaches and assessment skills as well as treatment procedures through both discussion and hands-on activities from Dr. Richard Ehrhardt, MSU Small Ruminant Specialist, and Mike Metzger, MSU Extension Small Ruminant Educator.
Both novice and veteran producers alike will find this program valuable. In addition, students who have attended this program more than once have found it valuable due to the enormity and depth of content provided. This year’s topics include: nutritional management, use of ultrasound, facility design, newborn care, hypothermia treatment, grafting, vaccination protocols, mortality diagnoses, health and feeding program assessment.
On the day of the event, participants will meet on campus from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. in 1310 Anthony Hall, Department of Animal Science, 474 S. Shaw Lane, East Lansing, MI 48824. Classes will then move 2.4 miles away from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. to learn hands-on at the MSU Sheep Teaching and Research Center Lambing Barn, 5525 Bennet Rd. Lansing, MI, 48910.
Enrollment is available online by choosing the MSU Extension tab or by mail to Carla McLachlan, 474 S. Shaw Lane, Room 1287, East Lansing, MI 48824. Make checks payable to: Michigan State University. Registration cost is $45 per person (additional members of the same family may attend for $20 each-only one manual and poster per family). Contact Carla McLachlan for additional details at 517-432-5402 or email@example.com. Registration includes birth management manual, treatment poster, lunch and light refreshments. Registration is limited to 35 people. Please complete your registration by Jan. 31.
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