OSU Extension Small Ruminant Webinar Series

Brady Campbell, Program Coordinator, OSU Sheep Team

Are you looking for new tips and tricks on how to improve your small ruminant operation this winter? Maybe you’re gearing up for lambing and kidding season and you want to make sure that you have everything you may ever need and more when it comes to supplies and knowledge. Perhaps last year you vowed to change your nutritional program to meet the demands of your female based during late gestation and lactation. Or what about marketing? We know the challenges of marketing during the spring of 2020. What did we learn and how can we prepare for issues like these in the future? If these are areas of interest for you, keep reading. Trust us – your livestock will thank you!

The Ohio State University Extension and Department of Animal Sciences is pleased to announce the dates of 3 small ruminant production focused webinars highlighting the topics above on January 19th, February 16th, and March 16th. Webinar registration is quick, easy, and FREE. To register, please visit https://go.osu.edu/smallruminantwebinars2021. Once connected, enter your first and last name, email address for webinar access, and location. Once completed, hit the register button at the bottom of the screen and BAM, mission complete. Webinar registration for all 3 events use the same link. For those that are having difficulty registering for the webinars or are interested in joining via phone, please contact either Brady Campbell or Christine Gelley using the contact information below for assistance. Even if you are unable to join the webinar during the slated time, please register for the programs as each registrant will be given access to the recordings once the programs are complete.

For those interested in the details of each event, please find the descriptions listed below.

Webinar #1:
Lambing and Kidding
Tuesday, January 19th | 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Members of the OSU Sheep Team will cover preparing for lambing/kidding season, ewe/doe and lamb/kid care before, during, after birth, managing dystocia, troubleshooting and addressing health concerns, colostrum, bottle feeding, creep feeding, castrating, tail docking, vaccinations, and allow time for Question and Answer.

Webinar #2:
Small Ruminant Nutrition
Tuesday, February 16th | 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Members of the OSU Sheep Team will address the importance of providing adequate protein, carbohydrates, and minerals in the forms of processed grains, hay, grazed pasture, minerals, and supplements to your flock/herd. A Question and Answer session will be included.

Webinar #3:
Weaning, Sorting, and Selling- Lambs, Kids, and Spent Breeding Stock
Tuesday, March 16th | 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. 
Members of the OSU Sheep Team will offer strategies for weaning lambs/kids and preparing them for joining the breeding flock or entering the meat processing chain. Also included will be examples of marketing strategies and determining what to do with ewes/does and rams/bucks that are no longer meeting breeding needs of the flock/herd. Question and Answer sessions will be available during each section.

We look forward to “seeing” each of you there. Good luck with your 2021 lambing/kidding season and Happy Shepherding!

Braden J. Campbell, M.S.
Program Coordinator | OSU Sheep Team
College of Food, Agriculture and Environmental Science | Department of Animal Sciences
112 Gerlaugh Hall, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster, OH 44691
(740) 434-3252 Mobile
campbell.1279@osu.edu https://u.osu.edu/sheep/

Christine Gelley,M.S.
Extension Educator, Agriculture & Natural Resources
Noble County Extension
46049 Marietta Rd., Suite 2, Caldwell, OH 43724
740-732-5681 Office / 567-215-5677 Mobile / 740-732-5434 Fax
gelley.2@osu.edu noble.osu.edu