By Kate Halstead, WSU Extension

livestock-four-80SNOHOMISH, 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 or download a form at and mail with a check. Contact registrar Karie Christensen at 425-357-6039 or

A student learns the proper way to halter and lead beef at a previous workshop. (Photo by Kate Halstead, WSU Extension)

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,, 425-357-6044

Kate Halstead, WSU Snohomish County Extension,, 425-357-6024, cell 360-794-6081