Webinar Offers Solutions to Parasite Challenges
Integrated Parasite Management Webinar
Thursday, October 22, 2020
12:30 to 3:00 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time (MDT)
(Mountain Time Zone is one hour behind Central Time Zone.)
Join NCAT sustainable agriculture specialist Dave Scott for an online Integrated Parasite Management training for sheep on Thursday, October 22, beginning at 12:30 p.m. MDT.
Livestock and sheep specialists from Montana, Wyoming, and Idaho will explain how to deworm strategically using FAMACHA scoring, proper grazing to avoid Barber Pole Worm ingestion, and using genetic selection to mitigate the devastating influence the Barber Pole Worm can have on your flock.
In addition to Dave Scott, who is also the co-owner of Montana Highland Lamb ranch, presenters include Dr. Whit Stewart, sheep specialist at the University of Wyoming Extension; Dr. Melinda Ellison, sheep specialist at the University of Idaho Extension, and Caleb Pirc, owner of Good Shepherd Farm in Idaho.
FAMACHA cards will be given to those who have completed the training and provided a video of themselves demonstrating the FAMACHA technique.
Registration is required, and you can reserve your spot here:
For more information, contact Dave Scott at email@example.com or 406-490-7596.
This webinar is made possible through funding from Western Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (WSARE).
About the Presenters:
Dr. Melinda Ellison serves as the Extension Range Livestock and Sheep Specialist for the University of Idaho. In addition to her Extension role, her research is focused on grazing livestock behavior and associations between grazing livestock, wildlife habitat, and rangelands. At home, she raises a small flock of sheep and markets finished lamb direct to consumers.
Caleb Pirc is the Government Affairs Manager for the Idaho Wool Growers Association and is also a producer himself. His operation, Good Shepherd Farm, sells breeding stock across the nation and meat locally. He also serves as the Vice-Chair for the Katahdin Hair Sheep International’s National Sheep Improvement Program Committee and on the Board for the Rocky Mountain Katahdin Association. Additionally, he co-hosts the SheepThings podcast, interviewing individuals across the industry.
Dave Scott has over 35 years of experience with adaptive multi-paddock grazing, first with dairy cows and the last 17 years with sheep. He and his wife operate Montana Highland Lamb with 180 ewes and close to 300 lambs on 32 acres of irrigated pasture in southwest Montana. They direct market lamb and are transitioning to regenerative grazing, which has yielded more ewe grazing days while reducing inorganic N-fertilizer inputs. At NCAT, Scott contributes practical “how-to” publications, podcasts, and videos for the sustainable farmer and rancher.
Dr. Whit Stewart began his current position as Assistant Professor-Extension Sheep Specialist at the University of Wyoming in July 2017. His current appointment involves extension, research, and teaching responsibilities. Previously he worked as Assistant Professor-Extension Sheep Specialist at Montana State University. He has published 31 peer-reviewed journal articles, 25 proceedings, 17 abstracts and over 90 popular press and extension publications. Whit’s training and experience in the sheep industry has spanned seven states and has involved research in mineral nutrition of sheep, utilization of novel feedstuffs, sheep mammary health, and industry wide assessments of parasite resistance and lamb quality.
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