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​About the Conference & Field Day…

Friday, May 30, 2014; 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

TSU’s Agricultural Research and Education Center, 1414 Temple Road- Nashville, TN


Join the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, Tennessee State University’s College of Agriculture, Human and Natural Sciences and the American Kiko Goat Association at the Seventh Annual Small Ruminant Conference and Field Day.

The Annual Small Ruminant Conference and Field Day is a yearly tradition between ACES at Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University and Tennessee State University (TSU) that is designed to educate audiences about the art of meat goat production. The theme this year is “The Basics.” FieldDayBrochure2014.pdfFieldDayBrochure2014.pdfAgricultural experts will provide research-based information and hands-on demonstrations at TSU’s Agricultural Research and Education Center that is the home of more than 350 Boer, Tennessee Fainting, Kiko, Spanish, and Savanna goats.​


Program:

9:00-10:15 Presentation on Meat Goat Genetics

10:30-12:00 Concurrent Sessions

Goat Necropsy ............................................................................................................45 min

Fecal Egg Counting (McMaster Technique) ............................................................45 min

FAMACHA System Demonstration .........................................................................15 min

Injection Site Demonstration.....................................................................................15 min

Hoof Evaluation and Care .........................................................................................15 min

Collecting Hay Sample for Analysis..........................................................................15 min

Ear Tagging ID (1 Session Only)................................................................................15 min

12:00-1:00 Lunch

1:00-2:00 Goat Live Grading

2:15-3:15 Fencing, Housing, Water Supplies, & Guardian Animals

3:30-4:00 Program Evaluation



Admission is free Open to public. Please register by Thursday, May 15 by contacting one of the

following individuals:

• Dr. Maria Leite-Browning at mll0002@aces.edu or 256-372-4954

• Dr. Richard Browning Jr. at rbrowning@tnstate.edu or 615-963-5837

• Eddie Wheeler at wheeled@auburn.edu or 256-264-5539

• Tommie Teacher at teachto@auburn.edu or 334-624-8710

• Prince A. Preyer at pap0009@aces.edu or 256-532-1578









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