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Animal Agriculture 


Goat & Sheep Webinar

  • Goat, sheep webinars to educate farmers on nutrition, and health.
  • Purdue Extension will present two webinars to educate goat and sheep farmers on feeding practices, managing forages, and keeping sheep and goats healthy. The webinars will run 7-9 p.m. (EST) on December 3 and December 10 at Huntington Count Extension Office.
  • The December 3 webinar will cover:
  • ·         What kind of hay for goats and sheep?
  •              Terry Hutchens, Goat Specialist University of Kentucky, retired
  • ·         Best pasture plant species for goats and sheep.
  •            Greg Brann, Tennessee NRCS Grazing Lands and Soil Health Specialist
  •  The December 10 webinar will cover:
  • ·         Keeping sheep and goats healthy.
  •              Patty Scharko, D.V.M. Clemson University
  • ·         Selecting sheep and goats for resistance to internal parasites.
  •             David Notter, Emeritus Professor, Virginia Tech University

To RSVP or for more information contact Ed Farris at Extenion Office at 260-358-4826 or email at emfarris@purdue.edu. If you have a disability that requires special assistance for your participation in the meeting, please contact Ed Farris.


Purdue Extension suggests the following links for information regarding Animal Agriculture:

Animal Sciences Extension Website - The Extension homepage for the Department of Animals Sciences.  Provides additional links to information of general interest across species including the Animal Sciences Extension calendar, contact information for campus specialists, youth activities, and the Purdue Animal Sciences Research and Education Center.

Purdue CAFO Website – Purdue website to address environmental, public health, social, and economic issues surrounding Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFO's) and their impacts.

Purdue Food Animal Education Network Website – Purdue website to inform the general public about issues pertaining to modern animal agriculture.

Purdue Organic and Alternative Livestock Production Systems WebsitePurdue website to address issues related to organic and alternative livestock production systems.

Feeding Biofuel co-products to Livestock – Purdue website featuring Extension publications related to feeding of distiller’s grains to livestock.

Purdue Animal Manure Solutions – Purdue website featuring Extension publications, regulations, and national curriculum about the management of animal manure on livestock and poultry farms.

Computer Programs from Purdue Animal Sciences – Purdue website providing access to nutrition and manure management computer programs.  Programs include the Manure Management Planner, a Windows-based computer program to create manure management plans for crop and animal feeding operations.

Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine – Purdue gateway to information, faculty, and resources in the School of Veterinary Medicine.

Indiana Board of Animal Health – Indiana state agency providing leadership on animal health, animal product food safety and inspection, care of animals in disasters, animal care, and emerging animal and zoonotic diseases.

Species Information - Links and other resources for livestock, horse, poultry, swine, small ruminants and aquaculture production.

Farm Safety Information

The Agrability Project was created to assist people with disabilities employed in agriculture. This site provides a wealth of information to assist farmers and ranchers with disabilities.