FAMACHA Training for Sheep and Goat Producers

  • Saturday, February 16, 2019, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Internal parasites are one of the largest health issues that affect sheep and goats across the country. A lot of producers are unaware how important it is to understand parasites in their flocks. In this workshop producers will be taught the basics of parasite control as well as how to develop integrated parasite management programs for their farms that include evasive grazing and selective deworming and/or alternative treatments. We will also go over the current status of several alternative methods of parasite control.

As part of this workshop you will receive hands-on training on 1) how to use the FAMACHA Anemia Guide (good only for the barber pole worm) and five point checks to determine the need for treatment , and 2) how to do fecal egg identification and analysis. You are encouraged to bring a refrigerated fecal sample of 8 to 10 fecal pellets in a baggie from one sheep or goat at your farm to the workshop. In the interest of biosecurity please wear clean clothes and shoes to the workshop and plan to change them prior to doing your own farm chores.

Cost is $30 for the first person, $15 for each additional people from same farm/family

Register online at:  https://cnydfc.cce.cornell.edu/event_preregistration.php?event=786

Registration must be received by February 13, 2019.



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Ashley McFarland
Regional Ag Team Member - Livestock Specialist
315-886-7920 x 228 or 315-604-2156


CCE Chenango County
99 North Broad Street
Norwich, NY 13815