Small Ruminant Management & Fiber Conference
Saturday, November 9, 2019,
8:00 AM -
Sunday, November 10@
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
- 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
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Information
on youth discounts and limited scholarships is available through Christine
McBrearty-Hulse at email@example.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.