News Release

For immediate release - April 12, 2012

Beef and Small Ruminant Production

Livestock can provide us with meat, milk, and fiber; all of which have significant economic value! In this session we will be discussing basic animal husbandry as well as new opportunities for today’s rancher.

Raising cattle or small ruminants (sheep and goats) can be both a challenging and rewarding venture for the small farmer. This seminar will cover basic ruminant nutrition and health, meat and fiber production, meat processing and marketing.

The UF/IFAS Lake County Extension Service has partnered with the Lake County Library System to provide Lake County residents with the opportunity to learn about Beef and Small Ruminant Production from local Extension educators. This free, hour and a half long seminar will be offered Tuesday, April 17th at noon in the Umatilla Public Library and again at 6 p.m. in the Cooper Memorial Library in Clermont. This seminar is the fifth in a yearlong Small Farms seminar series designed to introduce Lake County land owners to the opportunities available in agriculture.

For more information on the Small Farm Seminar Series or on the Small Scale Poultry Production class please contact Lake County Livestock Agent, Meg Brew at 352-343-4101.

The press is invited to attend any of the classes and photographers are welcome.




Media contact:
Megan Brew
Livestock/ Natural Resources Agent

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