EDITOR’S NOTE: This press release has been updated from a version published on August 5, 2021 to include a recording of the webinar. The video is in two parts.
COLOGNE, Minn. — As the breeding season approaches there are a series of management procedures and techniques that can be used to ensure the season is a success.
The University of Minnesota Extension hosted a webinar on Thursday, August 12th from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. to discuss management strategies to assist goat and sheep farmers to properly prepare for the breeding season this fall.
Proper management and attention to the health of the goat herd or sheep flock during the breeding season was the focus of this webinar. Farmers, 4-Hers, veterinarians, nutritionists and ag business professionals who work with farmers and those interested in goats or sheep will benefit from viewing the video.
Kyle Rozeboom, Livestock Specialist at the University of Minnesota Department of Animal Science, led an informative discussion about sheep and goat breeds, crossbreeding, facilities, flushing, ram to ewe and buck to doe ratio, breeding soundness of rams and bucks along with helpful tools for marking breeding animals. Proper timing of breeding and lambing/kidding dates to hit target marketing opportunities were covered.
Click the link for a flyer: Preparing for the Breeding Season (1) (1)
— University of Minnesota Extension
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