Small Ruminant Management & Fiber Conference

  • Saturday, November 9, 2019, 8:00 AM - Sunday, November 10@ 4:30 PM

Morrison Hall, Cornell University, 507 Tower Rd., Ithaca, NY

  • Mary Smith, DVM., discusses setting up a flock/herd health management program and specifics on coping with foot and skin issues in small ruminants.
  • Dr. Tatiana Stanton will give a talk on innovations in parasite management
  • Wini Labrecque presents an introduction to cashmere, mohair and wool.
  • Practice livestock skills, including hay evaluation, coping with kidding/lambing issues, hoof care and a practical demonstration of evaluating cashmere goats under the guidance of trained professionals.
  • Presentations on cashmere genetics, genetics for color in fiber goats and sheep, and nutrition for follicle development and fiber production in small ruminants.
  • Hands-on labs evaluating cashmere, mohair and wool, and presentations on designing and marketing fiber products.
  • Dr. Nora Kravis, DVM of Chianti Cashmere, Italy discusses proactive farm management to improve livestock/predator coexistence and farm/wildlife habitat.

Directions, Details on Transportation/Parking, Sponsorships, Tradeshow, Youth Discounts and Scholarships: https://tinyurl.com/y2ycwd6n. For information on being a sponsor and/or tradeshow participation, please contact Pamela Haendle at hermitpond@gmail.com. Information on youth discounts and limited scholarships is available through Christine McBrearty-Hulse at cmcbreartyhulse@gmail.com.

Lodging: We have blocked rooms at the Clarion Inn (phone: 607-257-3100, 2310 N. Triphammer Rd., Ithaca, NY 14850) on November 8, 9 and/or 10, 2019, for $129.99/night. Reservations must be made by October 18thand must specify either Cashmere Goat Association or “CGA” to get this rate. Blocked rooms include doubles and kings. Parking is free.

Registration: Online at https://tinyurl.com/y6sgfafv.

Cost: Both days, $80 for non-members of the Cashmere Goat Association (CGA), $65 for members of CGA. The fee to attend a single day is $50 for both CGA members and non-members. If interested in joining CGA, please go to https://tinyurl.com/y64p2f23.

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Last updated August 12, 2019