The Texas AgriLife Extension Service and other partner organizations will hold three risk management workshops for sheep and goat producers in May and June. Participants will learn best practices in sheep and goat production, including livestock risk protection, cost of production analysis and market forces analysis.
“Prices paid for sheep and goats continue to be excellent and the future of the industry is bright,” said Bill Thompson, Texas AgriLife Extension economist at San Angelo. “It is the partnership’s aim to help growers incorporate risk management strategies into their plans as they contemplate either expansion or drought recovery efforts.”
All workshops run from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. The three workshops include:
• May 31 in the Texas AgriLife Extension Service office for Gillespie County, 95 Frederick Road in Fredericksburg;
• June 5 in the Ed Davenport Civic Center, 100 Brady Country Club Road in Brady; and
• June 7 at the Iraan Civic Center, 9271 Alley Oop Lane in Iraan.
Additional partner organizations include the Texas Sheep and Goat Raisers Association, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Risk Management Agency and the American Sheep Industry Association.
Registration is $15, due one week before each workshop. Registration thereafter will be $40. To register, contact Thompson at (325) 653-4576 or firstname.lastname@example.org.