Cornell Small Ruminant Extension Specialist, tatiana Stanton, will start the workshop off with some of the basics of goat and sheep nutrition will be covered. The main part of the workshop will cover the special needs of pregnant and lactating animals be they out on pasture or in the barn. We’ll look over feed tags and forage analysis and then work with some easily accessible computer software programs to calculate a feed diet using typical New York winter feeds for pregnant or lactating goats and sheep. I will have some paper worksheets for those of you with no access to computers to use to figure out if the diet you are feeding your animals is adequate. We will also provide written copies of some of the diets developed by Dr. Mike Thonney at Cornell for feeding pregnant and lactating does and ewes. You can take these diets to local mills to see if they can formulate similar diets.
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