Field Day for Small Ruminant Producers Set for Carlisle

5/4/2013 7:00 AM

MILLHEIM, Pa. — The Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture, or PASA, is teaming up with Dickinson College Farm in Carlisle, Pa., to offer a field day for small ruminant farmers.

Titled “Hands-on Small Ruminant Health: FAMACHA & Parasite Management,” the workshop is set for 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, May 11, at the Dickinson College Farm in Boiling Springs, Pa.

Participants will gain skills in body condition assessment, certification in the FAMACHA method and experience in microscopic analysis of manure samples for parasite eggs.

Discussions will cover the life cycles of worms, action thresholds, treatment options and long-term management strategies. Farmers are encouraged to bring samples of sheep or goat manure for analysis.

The workshop includes lunch. Pre-registration is required. For more information, call 814-349-9856 or visit

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