The Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in San Angelo will be presenting an online meeting on the impact of COVID-19 on the sheep and goat markets April 1.
The event will use the Zoom video meeting platform starting at 3 p.m. Participants may click the Zoom link to join the meeting. This event is free and open to the public. Sheep and goat producers are encouraged to participate.
“COVID-19 is having an impact on all business in the U.S.,” said Reid Redden, Ph.D., Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service sheep and goat specialist and Texas A&M AgriLife Research interim center director, San Angelo. “The sheep and goat industries are rather unique, and there are several factors to consider such as disruptions in supply chain, seasonal fluxes in supply and demand, international import and export of products, and international currency rates, among others.”
The web conference will highlight these factors and provide a framework to help sheep and goat producers make a plan to deal with these issues, Redden said.
Expert speakers will include Redden, Bill Thompson, AgriLife Extension economist, San Angelo; Ronald Pope, Ph.D., AgriLife Research animal fiber scientist, San Angelo; and David Anderson, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension livestock and foods marketing economist, College Station.
Participants should download Zoom to their computer or smart phone in advance of the meeting. Participants may also join by calling 346-248-7799 and entering the meeting ID 385 099 485.