FAMACHA Certification Workshop
For producers in Columbia and Greene Counties and surrounding areas
Internal parasites (gastro-intestinal worms) are the number one health problem affecting sheep and goats in much of the United States. This workshop is designed to help producers develop integrated parasite management (IPM) programs for their farms. In addition to teaching the basics of internal parasite control, the workshop will provide hands-on training in using the FAMACHA Anemia Guide (good only for the barber pole worm), and health exams to determine the need for de-worming. Participants will receive a laminated FAMACHA Guide and other resources to assist with goat and sheep parasite control in the Northeast.
You are encouraged to bring a refrigerated fecal sample of 8 to 10 fecal pellets in a baggie from one sheep or goat at your farm to the workshop.
This workshop will be led byDr. Tatiana Stanton,Small Ruminant Extension Specialist, Cornell University and assisted by Hank Bignell, Livestock Specialist, CCE Capital Area Agriculture and Horticulture Program
$20 per farm or family for supplies plus $10 for each person
Extension Education Center
479 Route 66
Hudson, New York 12534