The field day will be held on September 30 and October 1 at the South Logan
County Fairgrounds in Booneville, AR.
Topics covered will include
techniques in reproduction (artificial insemination, embryo transfer,
accelerated breeding, out-of-season breeding), new developments in parasite
control, organic production of livestock, nutrition programs, and a youth
There will be an opportunity to display animals/products, a lamb
or goat barbeque, and a chance to interact with other producers, extension
agents, and scientists.
There will be a semen evaluation for rams available
for pre-registered participants.
The field day is organized by USDA, ARS,
Dale Bumpers Small Farms Research Center and University of Arkansas
Cooperative Extension Service.
Please register early so that we can plan for Friday's dinner, Saturday's
lunch, pen availability if you plan to bring animals, and for the semen
There are no fees, but you will need health papers and scrapies
tags if you bring animals.
You can call Lola at the USDA, ARS station,
479-675-3834 or email Dr. Burke (firstname.lastname@example.org) to register or
for more information.
Friday September 30
Registration at USDA, ARS Research Station 12:30 B 1:00
Tour of USDA, ARS, Dale Bumpers Small Farms Research Center 1:00 B 4:00
Saturday October 1
New Developments in Parasite Control 8:35
Dr. Joan Burke, USDA, ARS, DBSFRC/Dr. James Miller, Louisiana State
Reproduction Management 9:15
Dr. Stephan Wildeus, Virginia State University
Break (Take time to view sheep, goats, and displays)
Youth Program 10:30
Carrie Wall, Jack Boles, UACES
Langston Nutrition Calculator 10:30
Dr. Steve Hart, Langston University
Organic Livestock Production 11:15
Lunch (Lamb and Chevon) 12:00 (Take time to view sheep, goats, and
Option 1: Reproduction Techniques, Demonstration 1:00
Dr. Stephan Wildeus, VSU
Option 2: FAMACHA Workshop (There will be two identical sessions to
accommodate a large number of participants) 1:00
Dr. James Miller, Louisiana State University
Guy Robson's Helpful Advice (Guy will answer questions and demonstrate
techniques on sheep and goat management including tail docking, castration,
fencing, etc.) 2:00
Joan M. Burke
Research Animal Scientist
6883 South State Highway 23
Booneville, AR 72927