The hay crop of 2019 in the Midwest region is reported to be among the poorest quality in years – a significant challenge to the 10,000 sheep and goat producers in Indiana and Kentucky. To help with this, Purdue University Extension and Kentucky State University will host the 2020 Sheep and Goat Webinar on Tuesday, Jan. 28 from 7 – 9 p.m. (EST) and 6 – 8 p.m. (CST). Home viewing also will be available at: www.ansc.tv.
During the webinar, Keith Johnson, Purdue University Extension Forages Specialist will address “The Problem” and the importance of testing. Richard Ehrhardt, Michigan State University Sheep and Goat Specialist will discuss “The Consequences of Feeding Poor Quality Hay” and potential feeding problems that could result, with ways to have a productive year, despite the challenges.
Interested persons can join others for the webinar viewing, and a list of participants is in process and available at https://extension.purdue.edu/fulton. Contact the nearest county extension office for exact viewing sites. Live streaming on Facebook Live also will be available at the Purdue Sheep and Goat Extension Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/purduesheepandgoats/.
“We hope this webinar is helpful to those who choose to watch online, however we strongly encourage office site viewing sessions for producers and Extension Educators who can watch and discuss the webinar in a shared location,” Kepler added.
Purdue University and Kentucky State University have been co-hosting small ruminant workshops for the past 10 years. Additional information about issues facing the sheep and goat industries can be found at the Purdue Sheep & Goat Website. Contact, Mark Kepler, email@example.com, or (574) 223-3397.