UMaine Extension Schedules Sheep and Goat Nutrition Seminar

Contact: Richard Brzozowski at (207) 780-4205

Fairfield, ME — University of Maine Cooperative Extension will present a day-long sheep and goat nutrition seminar on Saturday, October 24. The session is scheduled for 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Kennebec Valley Community College’s Carter Hall Auditorium in Fairfield.

Sheep and goat numbers are increasing as small farms spring up all over Maine. Sheep or goat producers can learn how proper nutrition affects animals’ performance and value. Participants will gain knowledge and skills in livestock feeds and feeding.

The seminar instructors will be UMaine Extension faculty members Donna Coffin, Dee Potter, Richard Kersbergen, Richard Brzozowski, David Marcinkowski, Gary Anderson and Anne Lichtenwalner, DVM. State veterinarian Beth McEvoy will also participate.

The deadline to register for the seminar is October 16. The cost will $25 per person/business, then $15.00 for additional people. Active members of sponsoring sheep and goat associations will receive a $5 discount per farm. The fee covers a reference notebook on small ruminant nutrition, a ration balancer program, refreshments and a lunch featuring Maine goat meat. The seminar is designed for adults but would be appropriate for people at least 12 years of age.

For more information, contact UMaine Extension at 207-780-4205, 1-800-287-1471 (toll-free in Maine only) or