Texas sheep and goat producers are invited to attend one of three risk management workshops in June, presented by the Texas AgriLife Extension Service, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Risk Management Agency, the American Sheep Industry Association and the Texas Sheep and Goat Raisers Association.
The Small Acreage Sheep and Goat Risk Management Workshops will be held from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and will cover the same curriculum. The following workshops will be offered:
• June 9: Granbury, Hood County Reunion Fairgrounds, Marty VahlenKamp, (817) 579-3280;
• June 23: Burnet, Burnet County Fairgrounds, 1301 Houston Clinton Drive, Wade Hibler, (512) 756-5463; and
• June 30: Seguin, Guadalupe County AgriLife Extension Meeting Room, 210 East Live Oak Street, Travis Franke, (830) 379-1972.
Dr. Frank Craddock, Texas AgriLife Extension state sheep and goat specialist at San Angelo, will discuss sheep and goat management and species selection, particularly for small acreage producers.
“I’ll speak mainly on hair-sheep and meat-goat production, because they are ideally suited to the small-acreage producer,” Craddock said. “Both species are hardy, efficient, easily managed and, if properly handled, can and do make money.”
Registration is $20, due the Monday before each Saturday workshop. The fee includes a noon meal. Late registration is $35. For more information, contact Bill Thompson at (325) 653-4576 or firstname.lastname@example.org.