PENNSYLVANIA FURNACE, Pa. — The annual Pennsylvania Shepherd’s Symposium and Beginning Shepherd’s Workshop has been set for Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 20 and 21, at the Samuel E. Hayes Jr. Pennsylvania Livestock Evaluation Center in Pennsylvania Furnace.
Saturday’s symposium will focus on how environmental conditions and management decisions affect a flock’s productivity. The featured speaker will be veterinarian David Pugh of Southern Traxx Veterinary Service in Waverly, Ala., who is editor and major contributor to the textbook “Sheep and Goat Medicine” and a former director of the Auburn University Camelid Research and Teaching Program.
There will be a lamb luncheon, showcasing the contestants for the 2013 Pennsylvanic Lamb & Wool Queen contest.
Sunday’s Beginning Shepherd’s Workshop will provide hands-on management information for both first-time and experienced shepherds with a focus on developing a manure management plan.
Pre-registration fees are $35 per adult and $15 per child for the symposium, and $30 per adult and $10 per child for the workshop. For more information and to pre-register, contact Joanne Evans at 717-485-0532 or genetic<\@>innernet.net.