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Sheep and Goat Pasture Management - Springfield

Sheep and goats seminar focuses on pasture and forage management

Feed accounts for more than 60 percent of the cost of raising sheep and goats. University of Illinois Extension will address this important topic in an evening seminar on forage and pasture for sheep and goats on Tuesday, June 15th in Springfield.

Extension educators will look at ways to extend the grazing season and use management tools to increase the quality, quantity, and utilization of forages produced on the farm. By increasing the grazing days, producers can reduce purchased and stored feed costs.

Attendees will learn about fertility levels required to add legumes, in addition to other means of improving forage stands, quality and productivity to improve the yields of cool season grasses.

In the final presentation, Extension educators will examine fencing systems and focus on electric fencing to maintain animal control, improve grazing management and reduce predator losses

Speakers for the evening include Dean Oswald, U of I Extension animal systems educator, and Dale Baird, U of I crop systems educator.

The seminar will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Sangamon-Menard Extension Unit office in Springfield. Registration is $5 per person or $10 per family or farm, and is due June 10th. Checks should be payable to University of Illinois Extension and mailed to the Sangamon-Menard Extension Unit, Illinois State Fairgrounds Bldg. #30 8501 N 8th Street, Springfield IL.

For registration or more information call 217-782-4617.

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