WEST CHESTER, Pa. — Many sheep and goat producers have started using ultrasound technologies to make selection and culling decisions. Ultrasound technologies can also be used to improve efficiency and production in your flock or herd. Find out more at the Sheep and Goat Ultrasound Technologies Seminar on Thursday, April 2, 2020 at the Berks County Ag Center. The seminar is co-sponsored by Penn State Extension and Berks County Sheep and Wool Growers Association and will start at 7:30 PM.
Topics at the seminar will include why producers use ultrasound and how it can be used for pregnancy detection and evaluating carcass characteristics. Melanie Barkley, Bedford County Extension Educator and featured speaker for the evening, said “The seminar will cover information to help producers better understand how they can use ultrasound technologies to make selection and culling decisions that will ultimately improve performance.” Barkley will demonstrate ultrasound to measure carcass characteristics for fat depth and loin eye depth.
There is no cost to attend, but registration is requested by March 30, 2019. Register at
https://extension.psu.edu/sheep-and-goat-ultrasound-technologies or call 877-345-0691.The Berks County Ag Center is located at 1238 County Welfare Road, Leesport, PA 19533.
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