Livestock

1702, 2017

National Goat Conference

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Hosted at Tuskegee University in conjunction with the 125th Annual Farmers Conference.

From the National Goat Conference website:

Who Should Attend this Conference? Producers (beginners and advanced), students, agricultural professionals, supportive organizations and other interested parties.

Conference Topics: Herd health management, nutrition and pasture management, reproduction , biotechnology & marketing and processing and genetics and breeding.

More information here.

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2810, 2016

Hands-on Training on Integrated Approach for Managing Diseases and Parasites in Small Ruminants

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The purpose of this training session is to educate small ruminant producers and Extension professionals on the prevalent disease and parasite challenges that jeopardize small ruminant health and performance as well as human health, and an integrated approach to prevent these problems. Moreover, various treatment strategies will be discussed and demonstrated.  Hands-on activities will include […]

1510, 2016

Small Breed Cattle Workshop

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Hosted by ACES:

If you are a small-scale farmer or food producer and have always wanted to get into the cattle business, then raising cattle representing a small-stature breed such as Dexter or Lowline Angus may be an option. Small-breed cattle are much smaller than traditional breeds but produce beef of similar quality in smaller portions and at lower management costs. Come and learn more about […]

3009, 2016

Training on Sustainable Agroforestry Practices

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Agroforestry is a sustainable land-use system that involves the intentional integration and management of trees, crops, and/or livestock in a single management unit.

The objective of this program is to educate forest landowners, farmers, and agricultural professionals, and eventually make them able to implement sustainable agroforestry practices to efficiently utilize their resources in order to benefit […]

1009, 2016

Silvopasture and Goat-Herd Management Field Day

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Silvopasture is a sustainable agroforestry system that involves an intentional integration and management of trees, forages, and livestock in a single management unit.

The objective of this program is to educate forest landowners, farmers, and agricultural professionals, and eventually make them able to implement sustainable silvopasture practices to efficiently utilize their resources in order to benefit current as […]

2608, 2016

9th Annual Small Ruminant Conference

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Hosted by the Alabama Cooperative Extension System’s Urban Affairs and New Nontraditional Programs at Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University (AAMU): at this conference, research about meat goats and hair sheep will be presented and ongoing collaborative research projects between Tennessee State University and Alabama Extension at AAMU will be discussed. There is no charge to […]

108, 2016

9th Annual Master Goat Producer Training Certification

By |August 1st, 2016||Comments Off on 9th Annual Master Goat Producer Training Certification

New business opportunities, such as meat goat production, exist for farm families to diversify their small farm operations and to explore alternative enterprises and innovative marketing systems to increase their farm income. For more than twenty-five years Tuskegee University (TU) has played a leading role in goat research and as a resource for small and […]

704, 2016

New/Expanded Meat Processing Facility to Serve Sustainable Livestock Producers

By |April 7th, 2016|Farmers and Gardeners|1 Comment

ASAN members Jesie and Matthew Lawrence, who own Marble Creek Farmstead in Sylacauga, have recently purchased a majority share in a USDA Inspected processing facility in Pell City. The facility is currently open and processing swine, beef, goat, and lamb, both under USDA inspection as well as under custom exemption.

Matthew and Jesie, along with previous owner Bruce Ervin, […]

1102, 2016

Livestock Processing Feasibility Forum – Marshall County

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Anyone who had tried to make arrangements for their livestock to be processed for marketing knows there are numerous options, limited number of facilities, prolonged processing dates, and other challenges. Whether you are interested in having livestock processed for yourself, direct marketing, wholesale or retail, this meeting is for you.

Two meetings will be held back-to-back in Morgan and […]

1002, 2016

Livestock Processing Feasibility Forum – Morgan County

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Anyone who had tried to make arrangements for their livestock to be processed for marketing knows there are numerous options, limited number of facilities, prolonged processing dates, and other challenges. Whether you are interested in having livestock processed for yourself, direct marketing, wholesale or retail, this meeting is for you.

Two meetings will be held back-to-back in Morgan and […]