Lambing and Kidding Workshop iCal

Thursday, February 21 2013 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Lambing and Kidding Workshop
Thursday, February 21, 2013
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Cornell Cooperative Extension Center
480 North Main Street, Canandaigua, NY 14424
 
Canandaigua, NY - The workshop is designed for new and experienced farmers, and for youth and adults. Cornell Small Ruminant Extension Specialist, tatiana Stanton, will start out covering the basics of lambing and kidding. She'll discuss birthing supplies, stages of lambing / kidding, basic care of dam and offspring, and when and how to intervene, if needed. There will be some hands-on activities and a discussion on coping with birth related problems. Experienced farmers will be encouraged to have input on these topics.
 
After that, the topic will switch to methods to manage birthing efficiently without sacrificing animal wellbeing. Dr. Stanton will share examples of practices that experienced farmers throughout New York have developed to reduce labor and expenses during the birthing season. Successful methods to foster kids and lambs and also labor saving practices for artificially rearing will be discussed. Management considerations when lambing or kidding on pasture will be discussed.
 
Class fee: $15 per person
 
To register or for more information call Cornell Cooperative Extension at 585-394-3977 x 427 or email nea8@cornell.edu with your name, address and phone number.

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