An informative webinar series for beginner and advanced alike with a focus on sheep and goat management.
Join us online from the comfort of your home as we take our originally planned conference schedule and move it to a webinar series! The series will take place on Tuesday evenings starting at 6:30 p.m. and will feature the speakers and topics from our conference (the only session that will not be held will be the shearing demo, we will move that to 2021). You can choose to register for one or multiple sessions. The entire webinar series is FREE!
Webinar Schedule (Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m.): April 21: Small Ruminant First Aid & Being Prepared for Lambing or Kidding Season April 28: Livestock Guardian Animals May 5: Hoof Health (including hoof trimming) May 12: Grazing Management to Promote Small Ruminant Health
About Zoom (Online Platform Being Used): This webinar series will be delivered through Zoom, which is an online video communications platform that is free for users. You can download the free app to your phone or you can join by computer. If you cannot join by smart phone or computer, you can call in and listen from any phone. Once registered, you will be provided with the information needed to join the webinar session(s).
Questions? Contact Lauren Langley at 336.266.0702 or email@example.com
A Virtual Livestock Show for Youth
From Brent Jennings (NC 4-H Youth Livestock) We have decided to offer a Virtual Livestock Show for youth with market animal projects for County Fairs that have been canceled. We realize a tremendous amount of time and effort goes into preparing for these events and unfortunately those youth will not be able to show off those projects.
We are currently in process of securing funds for awards, but plan to give away such things as clippers, lamb/goat stands, fans, and other significant prizes if our budget allows. Please encourage the youth that still have those projects to consider participating, and if they have already sold their project they can still participate in the essay contest.
Open to youth in North Carolina that have market animals tagged for shows in March-June 2020. We will be working with County Agents and Agriculture Teachers to certify that animals submitted have been tagged for their prospective shows.
To participate, youth must complete the Google Document and answer questions about their project. We will have two divisions youth can enter: Market Animals & Written Essay Written Essay (for students who have already sold their Spring projects)
Additional Recognition: In addition to the weight classes, youth can also opt to enter additional pictures to earn prizes for the following:
Show Hair, We Care
Best Fitted Animal in each Age Division (Goat, Sheep, Steers): picture of front and rear legs
Best Skin and Hair Care in each Age Division (Pigs): up-close picture of the hide
TikTok: video of you & your animal doing your favorite TikTok
Barn Tour: a fun video tour of your barn (max 2 minutes)
Costume: pictures of you and your animal dressed up from the front, rear, and side
Contest Information Registration Link Entry Deadline April 15, 2020
For questions or concerns please contact: Brent Jennings, 252-339-1767 Rachel Brown
Read more at: https://youthlivestock.ces.ncsu.edu/2020/03/virtual-livestock-show-showing-from-home/
The Shearing clinic has been postponed due to Covid19. When a new date has been determined, we will post it here and on our Facebook page.