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.

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