Shepherding 201: moving from Pets to Production

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Date(s) - 11/05/2021 - 11/06/2021
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Whispering Pines Farm

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Fri, Nov 5, 2021, 9:00 AM – Sat, Nov 6, 2021, 5:00 PM EDT

Do you want a way to provide healthy proteins for your family and have your kids outside more often and working with safe livestock?

This 2 day event is geared for families who want a more agricultural lifestyle for their kids as well as a sustainable source of proteins (milk, cheese, meat) on smaller acreage. This event will be on a working farm with speakers that have decades of experience with small ruminants (sheep and goats).

Topics covered- how to care for sheep and goats. Milking techniques and tools, Plant identification on pasture walks, Soil and Forage information, Demo on ultrasound of pregnant sheep and goats, hoof trimming, FAMACHA, BCS, handling, how to give injections, drenching and more. This event is about 50/50 hands on and lecture based. We have 2 tracks- one for adults (16 years and up) or families with younger children for more age appropriate activities. Lunch will be provided both days which incurs costs per child. Scholarships for children/ families might be available. Discount of $25 for early bird sign up (before October 25th) as well as SC Sheep members.

Fees- $100 per day or $150 for both days. Children with a paid adult for children’s track- $15 per day or $25 for both days.

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