Sheep and goat workshop to focus on parasite management is April 19 in Osceola

University of Missouri Extension and Lincoln University are hosting a "Sheep and Goat Workshop" focused on internal parasite management starting at 4 p.m., April 19 at the Osceola First Baptist Church, 555 Walnut Street, Osceola.

Susan Jaster with Lincoln University Cooperative Extension Small Farm Outreach Program and MU Extension Livestock Specialists Gene Schmitz and Patrick Davis will lead this workshop.

This workshop will include lecture, discussion, and a hands-on activity related to body condition scoring, FAMACHAc Scoring, Fecal Egg Count in sheep and goats. Linda Heryford will provide the sheep and goats used in the demonstrations.

Participants will become certified in FAMACHA eye anemia system and along with the Five Point Check System, is used to determine when sheep and goats need to be dewormed.

The workshop costs $35 per person. Preregistration, along with fee payment, must be submitted by April 16 to the St. Clair County MU Extension Center, P.O. Box 523, Osceola, Mo. 64776. The fee covers supper, refreshments, and handouts.

For registration or questions, contact the St. Clair County MU Extension Center at 417-646-2419 or [email protected].