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.
To register, contact 585-394-3977 x 427 or email Nancy with your name, address, and phone number.
480 North Main Street
Canandaigua, New York 14424-4424