Workshop: Getting Started with Hair Sheep – 10/13
Hair sheep have been a growing segment of the U.S. sheep and small ruminant industry. They are well suited for sustainable, easy-care sheep production and are a good fit for novice producers.
Virginia State University owns a hair sheep flock of various breeds, and has conducted hair sheep research since 1997. Research evaluated breed differences in performance under forage-based production systems, and the use of accelerated mating. Other research assessed supplementation strategies for forage-fed lambs and parasite control systems.
The Hair Sheep Day will introduce interested individuals and novice producers to hair sheep production on small farms. It will cover the basic information on breeds, production systems, flock health, and marketing opportunities. The registration fees cover breakfast and lunch. - Virginia State University
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