Integrated Parasite Management in Small Ruminants
Gastrointestinal parasites of sheep and goats are becoming increasingly resistant to currently available commercial dewormers. Parasite loads not only reduce performance, but can lead to death of infected animals. Also, resistant parasites can be moved to a new farm when animals are purchased, infecting the pastures and, therefore, other animals that graze there.
Producers must learn other, more sustainable techniques for managing parasites in their flocks. Our one-day class will include learning about: 1) managed grazing, FAMACHA, 5-point checks, fecal egg counts, body condition scoring, condensed tannin feeds, nutritional management, culling/selection and copper-oxide wire particles. Instructors: Susan Schoenian, American Consortium for Small Ruminant Parasite Control, and, Angela Boudro, consultant Regenerative Agriculture and Animal Science.
NOTE: The June 30 one-day class is $45 and does not include DrenchRite testing, farm plan development or record-keeping.
2018 FULL PROGRAM option
If you are interested in more than a one-day course, contact Angela Boudro firstname.lastname@example.org about enrolling in a "full program", which includes the one-day class above ($45), reduced cost DrenchRite testing to assess parasite resistance for the owners farm (normally $400), development of a farm-specific SIPM plan ($25), and record-keeping through the end of 2018. Records will be kept anonymous. Full Program regularly $470.
* There are some reduced-price spots available in the full program funded in part by a WSARE mini-grant for $270. 5 spots reserved for lage producers [defined as 20 or more breeding ewes/does].
569 Hanley Rd
Central Point, OR 97502