Episode 120. Small (Ruminant) Talk: Considerations for Fall

In this episode from NCAT’s Southeast Regional Office in Fayetteville, Arkansas, Regional Director Margo Hale and Livestock Specialist Linda Coffey talk about Linda’s recent trip to attend an international meeting about internal parasite management, and some of the lessons she learned there.

They then discuss what’s happening on their farms in the fall: breeding season, and considerations about selecting and caring for the males; assessing male temperament and safety; and assessing the condition of the females. They also briefly discuss fall pasture management and stockpiling for winter.

E-mail Margo and Linda with feedback or questions or suggestions for future topics at margoh@ncat.org and lindac@ncat.org. Also see the link to the NCAT Southeast Regional Office website and Facebook page below.

Related ATTRA Resources:

Livestock (Animal Health and Nutrition topic area)

Sheep and Goats: Frequently Asked Questions

Managing Internal Parasites in Sheep and Goats

Managed Grazing Tutorial: Stockpiling module

Pasture, Rangeland and Grazing Management

Other Resources:

American Consortium for Small Ruminant Parasite Control

Dr. Faffa Malan – FAMACHA. South African Landbou video on the history of FAMACHA

Got a Mean Ram? You May be to Blame

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