BELMONT, N.Y. — Cornell Cooperative Extension is excited to announce the Handling Livestock Safely Workshop, to be held Saturday, April 30, 2022, 9:30 AM – 2:30 PM and hosted by Wild Geese Farm in Franklinville, N.Y.
Cornell Cooperative Extension Allegany County is offering aspiring, beginning and transitioning farmers a training focused on understanding how to work with livestock. Many people consider animals to be stubborn or difficult, but the actions of the handler are the main culprit in most animal handling incidents. An animal handling incident can result in injuries, medical expenses, structural damage, and loss of productivity. Farmers need to know what’s normal to be able to work safely with their stock.
Join Lynn Bliven, Agriculture & Natural Resources Issue leader with CCE Allegany County for this workshop, a blend of hands-on activities and interactive classroom instruction. We will cover safe handling, restraints and transportation; helping producers enhance knowledge and skill to work in safety with livestock.
What to bring: We will be working with livestock so please bring clothing that you don’t mind getting dirty in. We ask that you clean any coveralls or outerwear that you may have used in or around livestock and poultry as well as bringing footwear that can be cleaned and sanitized for biosecurity purposes. Morning refreshments and lunch will be provided.
Accommodations are available for service animals. Please inform us of your needs. There may be some limitations to assure safety of participants, service animals and livestock.
The funding supporting this workshop comes from the FarmOps program at Cornell University and targets active service members & military veterans only who reside in NY or NJ. Registration is limited to 25, 15 spots will be reserved for Veterans at no charge. Fee for civilian participants is $20. Pre-registration is required by April 22nd. You may register online: https://reg.cce.cornell.edu/Handling_Livestock_202 or by contacting Lynn Bliven at 585-268-7644 ext. 18 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Handling Livestock Safely Workshop is one of many programs offered by Cornell Cooperative Extension Allegany County. The association is part of the national cooperative extension system, an educational partnership between County, State, and Federal governments. As New York’s land grant university Cornell administers the system in this state. For more information, call 585-268-7644 or visit our website at www.cce.cornell.edu/allegany. Cornell Cooperative Extension provides equal program and employment opportunities.
–Cornell Cooperative Extension Allegany County