February 24, 2022, 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Zoom Meeting

Small Ruminant Production Virtual Series

Join Alabama Extension’s animal science team at Alabama A&M University for monthly sessions as they explore emerging issues in small ruminant production systems.
This series features speakers from different agricultural institutions across the United States to discuss emerging issues in the small ruminant production industry. Participants will also learn effective best management tools that are necessary for goat and sheep producers to run a profitable farm operation.
When: Last Thursday of each month* at 5:30-6:30 pm CT.
Where: Zoom and Facebook Live
Registration: Admission is free, but registration is required to attend. To register visit:
Topics will include:
• January 27: Establishing a Successful Breeding Program with Speakers: Dr. Bobwealth Omontese: Assistant Professor in the Department of Food and Animal Sciences, Alabama A&M University and Dr. Valens Niyigena: Extension Animal Science Specialist, Alabama Cooperative Extension at Alabama A&M University
• February 24: Improving Goat Enterprises: Budget Management and Seasonal Marketing Tools
• March 31: Tackling Reproductive Constraints for Sheep and Goats
• April 28: Goat Management: Silvopasture Systems and Poisonous Plants
• May 26: Creating and Implementing a Goat and Sheep Grazing Management Plan
• June 30: Managing Parasites in Sheep and Goats: FAMACHA, fecal egg count, deworming, and natural dewormers.
• July 28: Processing and Marketing Goat Meat
• August 25: Making Profits from Value-added Goat Dairy Products
• September 29: Tools for Parasite Resistance and Tolerance in Sheep and Goats
• October 27: The ABCs of Registering Your Sheep and Goats
• November 17*: Q&A Session on Managing Sheep and Goats: Open discussion about challenges and opportunities in the small ruminant industry.
Contact Valens Niyigena at 256-583-1811 or for more information.
The Alabama Cooperative Extension System (Alabama A&M University and Auburn University) is an equal opportunity educator and employer. Everyone is welcome! Please let us know if you have accessibility needs.



Contact Information

Valens Niyigena
Phone: 256-583-1811

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