Livestock Guardian Dog Field Day set May 13

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service livestock guardian dog, LGD, event will be from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Crockett County 4-H Barn, 1305 Avenue AA.

The cost is $25 per person, or $40 per couple, if registered by May 6. After that date, the cost is $35 and $50, respectively.

To register contact the AgriLife Extension office in Crockett County at 325-392-2721.

The event will have workshops on livestock guardian dog health care, nutrition, technology to aid management, a producer panel and a ranch tour.

Livestock guardian dog breeders and exhibitors will be on-site. Morning refreshments will be sponsored by Texas Farm Bureau, and lunch will be provided by sponsor Capital Farm Credit.

Livestock guardian dog topics, speakers

  • The Good, Bad and the Ugly of LGDs – Reid Redden, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension sheep and goat specialist and Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center director, San Angelo.

  • Technology to Aid in LGD Management – Bill Costanzo, AgriLife Research LGD research specialist, San Angelo.

  • Feeding Stations and the Feeding of LGDs – Costanzo.

  • Canine Health Care – Barbara Theis, DVM, Eldorado Animal Clinic, Eldorado.

For additional information, visit the LGD website or the LGD Facebook page.