​ 2018 Cornell Sheep & Goat Symposium

  • Friday, October 12, 2018, 2:00 PM - Sunday, October 14@ 6:00 PM

2018 Cornell Sheep & Goat Symposium – Friday, October 12th through Sunday, October 14thMorrison Hall, 507 Tower Road, Cornell University, Ithaca (Tompkins County) - On Friday, Oct 12th the symposium starts off with hands on activities for new and experienced goat and sheep raisers starting at 2 pm. Registration will take place in the lobby of Morrison Hall followed by short walks to the Livestock Pavilion for newbies and the Teaching Barn for experienced farmers. Farmers at the pavilion will rotate through four structured stations practicing important livestock skills under the guidance of trained professionals. Meanwhile, Dr. Mary Smith, DVM will teach a hands-on field necropsy workshop at the Teaching Barn aimed at more experienced goat and sheep raisers. Participation in the field necropsy workshop is limited to one member per farm. Advance sign up is required and space is limited. We will then return to Morrison Hall or the Cornell Vet School for three workshop options from 4 to 6 pm. Some walking may be required to get to these activities. Therefore, please notify us in advance if you will require transportation. Saturday’s lineup also includes both hands-on events and formal presentations. The hands-on events for new farmers will be a repeat of Friday’s activities but with less structure and with Cornell students assisting. A short description of each workshop and activity is available online. Hands-on activities that require prior sign up to insure a space are noted in the Symposium Schedule and registration forms. A Goat & Sheep Integrated Parasite Management workshop will be held on Sunday that includes FAMACHA certification. Other Sunday workshops include a hands-on workshop to learn how to identify and count the different parasite eggs in feces and a workshop on enrolling a herd or flock in the National Sheep Improvement Program’s Genetic Evaluations. For more information on registration, parking on the Cornell campus, and lodging, visit http://www.sheep.cornell.edu (click on 2018 Sheep & Goat Symposium).


Brett Chedzoy
SCNY Ag Team-Forestry Specialist; Sr. Resource Educator. Disaster and All Hazards Response Team


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Last updated September 5, 2018