In this video, the second of a two-part series, NCAT Livestock Specialist Linda Coffey joins Dr. Joan Burke, ARS/USDA researcher at the Dale Bumpers Small Farms Center in Booneville, Arkansas, to continue the farm tour they began in Managing Your Flock, Part 1: Diagnosing and Treating Sick Sheep.
They look at aspects of good animal husbandry and assess the pasture, manure, sanitation, animal behavior and body condition. They also discuss genetics and the importance of selecting strong animals for your flock.
These videos were produced with support from Organic Research and Extension Initiative Grant number: 2016-51300-25723. This video is produced by the National Center for Appropriate Technology through the ATTRA Sustainable Agriculture program, under a cooperative agreement with USDA Rural Development. ATTRA.NCAT.ORG.