By Kate Halstead, WSU Extension
SNOHOMISH, Wash. – Demonstrations and hands-on workshops with live animals on keeping livestock happy and healthy will be Saturday-Sunday, May 3-4, at the Sheriff’s Posse Arena, 5421 S. Machias Road, Snohomish, Wash.
Class size is limited; preregistration is required. Cost is $25 per person per session. Register online at http://livestock.brownpapertickets.com or download a form at http://snohomish.wsu.edu/livestock-handling-and-care and mail with a check. Contact registrar Karie Christensen at 425-357-6039 or email@example.com.
Attendees will receive a take-home CD-ROM loaded with resources for all species.
Livestock Handling & Care workshops will include topics such as hoof trimming, injections, dehorning, halter training, nutrition, fencing and more. Classes will be taught by award-winning graduates and seniors from the Washington State University Snohomish County 4-H Livestock Program.
Sessions will be:
Sheep: 9-11:30 a.m. Saturday: Learn to raise sheep for food and fiber with health as a focus. Handling, housing, nutrition and more.
Goats: 12:30-3:30 p.m. Saturday: Learn the basics of handling, nutrition, fencing, housing, dehorning, milking, kid care and more.
Beef: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday: Learn proper leading, handling, dehorning and injection techniques along with fencing, nutrition and more.
Poultry: 2-4:30 p.m. Sunday: Learn the basics of proper care and handling for all types of poultry, egg and meat breeds, housing, nutrition and more.
Marilyn Segle, WSU Snohomish County Extension, firstname.lastname@example.org, 425-357-6044
Kate Halstead, WSU Snohomish County Extension, email@example.com, 425-357-6024, cell 360-794-6081