Southeast Ohio FAMACHA© and a Fecal Egg Count Workshop

Christine Gelley, OSU Extension Educator ANR, Noble County

Noble County OSU Extension will be hosting a FAMACHA© and a Fecal Egg Count Workshop at the Eastern Agricultural Research Station in Belle Valley, Ohio (16870 Bond Ridge Road Caldwell, OH 43724) on Friday, June 28th from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm.

Parasites are the top issue facing sheep and goat producers in the Eastern United States. FAMACHA© eye scores and fecal egg counts are helpful tools for small ruminant producers seeking better parasite control in their flocks. These workshops will provide training for producers to conduct FAMACHA© eye scores and fecal egg counts at home.

Classes will be taught by Clif Little of Guernsey County OSU Extension and Tim McDermott of Franklin County OSU Extension with assistance from OSU Sheep Team Coordinator- Brady Campbell and myself – Christine Gelley.

This event is open to all producers, but space is limited and Noble County residents will be granted priority enrollment in the classes. All interested parties need to call Noble County OSU Extension ASAP to RSVP. The absolute deadline to sign-up in June 13th. The final class roster will be determined on June 14th based on county of residence and date of sign-up. Everyone will receive a confirmation call for enrollment and those accepted will need to send their registration payment in by June 21st.

For those interested in learning more about the program itself or further details, please contact Christine Gelley by phone at (740) 732-5681 or email at

We hope to see you there!