CANANDAIGUA, N.Y. — Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ontario County is offering “The Lambing and Kidding Workshop” on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 from 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm. The workshop will be held at Cornell Cooperative Extension, 480 North Main Street, Canandaigua, NY. The workshop is designed for new and experienced farmers, and for youth and adults. Cornell Small Ruminant Extension Specialist, tatiana Stanton, will start out covering the basics of lambing and kidding. She’ll discuss birthing supplies, stages of lambing / kidding, basic care of dam and offspring, and when and how to intervene, if needed. There will be some hands-on activities and a discussion on coping with birth related problems. Experienced farmers will be encouraged to have input on these topics.
After that, the topic will switch to methods to manage birthing efficiently without sacrificing animal wellbeing. Dr. Stanton will share examples of practices that experienced farmers throughout New York have developed to reduce labor and expenses during the birthing season. Successful methods to foster kids and lambs and also labor saving practices for artificially rearing will be discussed. Management considerations when lambing or kidding on pasture will be discussed.
Lambing and Kidding Workshop
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Cornell Cooperative Extension Center
480 North Main Street, Canandaigua, NY 14424
“Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities and provides equal program and employment opportunities.”
–Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ontario County
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