The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will hold a lunch and learn, “External Sheep and Goat Parasite Management,” on Oct. 20 at the Schleicher County Civic Center at 427 U.S. Highway 277 in Eldorado.
The cost is $15 at the door and lunch is included. Those planning to attend should RSVP by Oct. 16 to the AgriLife Extension office of Schleicher County at 325-853-2132. There will be one Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education unit available in integrated pest management.
Lunch, provided courtesy of Superior Farms, will start at 11:30 a.m. and the presentation will run from noon to 1 p.m.
“Parasites are one of the top threats to the sheep and goat industry, and the issue is getting worse as parasite resistance to pharmaceuticals continues to worsen,” said event speaker Reid Redden, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension sheep and goat specialist and Texas A&M AgriLife Research interim center director, San Angelo.
Mark Zoeller, AgriLife Extension agent for Schleicher County, said Redden will address parasite control best management practices to aid ranchers in developing a plan that works for their operation.
“We are excited to have one of the country’s top sheep and goat specialists to present this important information,” said Zoeller. “I hope all our local sheep and goat producers will take advantage of this and come out and spend their lunch time with us.”