Monday, October 11, 2010

The 12th North American Agroforestry Conference ((June 4-9, Athens, GA)

This conference will be a good opportunity to understand the importance and benefits of agroforestry system, as well as how to develop and maintain it. Moreover, you will have opportunity to visit some of the sites where agroforestry is being practiced. For those of you who are planning to develop agroforestry system such as silvopasture, this conference is NOT TO MISS. For more information, please visit the following site.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Tuskegee University Youth Goat Show - October 27, 2012

The Tuskegee University (TU) Prevet Club will hold an annual Open Goat Show at the Tuskegee University Caprine Research and Education Unit on October 27 at 1:00 PM.

The show is open to all youth exhibitors under age 19 who are residents of Alabama. Events include breeding classes, market classes and showmanship.

Entry forms must be postmarked by October 22. Entry form and more information about the goat show can be accessed by clicking this link: Entry Form and Other Information

If you have any question, please contact:

Dr. Nar Gurung, TU Prevet Club Advisor at Or call him at 334-727-8457 (Office) or 334-421-8620 (Cell).

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Alabama State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratories

If you are looking for information on veterinary laboratories in Alabama, please click the following link.

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Monday, July 12, 2010

Recently Complteted Training Programs

1. Year-round Pasture Production and Management
July 24, 2010
Union Hill Baptist Church
434 County Road 59, Union Spring, AL 36089

Ruminant livestock production in Alabama is based on pasture. Highly productive and quality pasture persisting throughout a year or most of the year is important for profitable livestock enterprises. Most of the livestock producers in Alabama have warm-season perennial pasture that produce from April to October and have negligible or no production from November to March, when farmers need to invest in supplementary feedstuffs like hay and agricultural byproducts to sustain their livestock. Feeding supplement for 5-6 months each year is not cost-effective. The purpose of this workshop is to educate and train extension professionals and livestock producers on pasture improvement, grazing management, and conservation and proper use of surplus forage biomass produced. For registration and more information about the workshop, please visit the links:
Workshop flyer -

Workshop agenda

2. Master Goat Producer's Certification Training Program
August 9-11, 2010
Caprine Research & Education Unit
Tuskegee, AL

The Master Goat Producer's Certification Program is a comprehensive training program which offers classes on herd health, marketing, nutrition and pasture management, bio-security, bioterrorism awareness, quality assurance, disaster preparedness, reproductive management and much, much more. The program will include hands-on training in hoof trimming, assessing body condition scores, artificial insemination, judging livestock, FAMACHA and microscopic fecal examinations, pasture management and more. Please visit the following link for registration and further information -

Program schedule will be posted later.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Newborn goat kid - care and management

Care and Management of Newborn Kids

High survival and performance of newborn kids significantly increase the success of goat industry. The objective of good care and management of newborn kids is to minimize their death and enhance performance. In most situations, does take care of their newborn kids and minimum attention may be required from owners. Does with good mothering ability, ability to raise kids with no or minimum problem, and experience clean their kids by licking immediately after kids are born. Moreover, does nourish their kids by producing and letting kids suckle colostrum and milk. Additionally, does keep their kids nearby and protect them from other aggressive animals in the herd. Does bleat from time to time to communicate and get kids’ attention. Similarly, kids in good health condition stand up, seek for teats, and suckle in about half an hour or so after they are born. All these actions of does and kids play a very important role to develop maternal bond - attachment between does and their newborn kids. Early development of maternal bond is crucial for the survival and growth of newborn kids....
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Monday, April 26, 2010

Silvopasture Workshop

One-day workshop on SILVOPASTURE PRACTICE is going to be held at Macon County Commission Chamber (205 N Main Street, Tuskegee, AL 36088) on May 22, 2010.

Workshop time: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Major topics/activities of the workshop
  • What is a silvopasture?
  • Silvopasture design and establishment
  • Tree plantation, management, and harvest in silvopasture
  • Forage selection, establishment, and management in silvopasture
  • Grazing management in silvopasture
  • Is silvopasture more profitable than pasture or forest?
  • Silvopasture tour (drive your vehicle)
Registration fee: $10.00 if preregistered by April 30, 2010; $15.00 if registered after April 30, 2010.
For futher information, please contact:
Ms. Yvonne Wright, Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, 36088, email:, phone: 334-724-4440
Dr. Uma Karki, email:, phone: 334-727-8336
Sponsor: Tuskegee University Cooperative Extension Program