Morgan Watts column: Upcoming small ruminant events
By Morgan Watts
N.C. Cooperative Extension
Join us from 6:30-8 p.m. on Aug. 3 for our first Piedmont Small Ruminant meeting of 2021.
The meeting will take place at the Iredell County Center at 444 Bristol Dr. in Statesville. Please register to attend so we have an accurate headcount for food. The admission fee of $5 will be due at the door to help with the cost of dinner. You can register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or through Eventbrite or go to go.ncsu.edu/smallruminantmeetingtickets
Join us Nov. 20 for the Production for Profit Workshop Series.
This workshop will include both classroom sessions and hands-on experience on a producer’s operation. This free event will cover tools and management principles needed to improve productivity and profitability of small ruminant operations. Recent investments in North Carolina meat processors have resulted in increased slaughter capacity and demand for small ruminants. Opportunities exist to expand small ruminant production to meet this market demand. Join us to learn more about optimizing management strategies to achieve greater production.
Production for Profit Workshop
• Nov. 20
• 10 a.m.-noon: Classroom session
Principles of genetic selection and nutritional management for improving small ruminant enterprise productivity and profitability
• Location: Piedmont Research Station, 8530 Sherrills Ford Road, Salisbury
• Noon: Lunch
• 1 p.m.: Farm tour and hands-on workshop at Back Creek Angus (Hamptons)
• 3 p.m.: Concluding remarks and evaluations
To register, go to go.ncsu.edu/productionforprofit20
For question about either workshop or to have the registration links emailed to you, contact Morgan Watts at 704-216-8970 or email@example.com.
Morgan Watts is livestock agent with the Rowan County Extension.