Penn State Extension will offer a Sheep and Goat Profit School at the extension’s office at 2120 Cornwall Road on Friday, Oct. 14, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.

Registration for the $10 workshop must be done in advance and includes morning refreshments, lunch, and handout materials.

Attendees will learn about profitability in sheep and goat production, including strategies related to management, marketing, record keeping, price maximization, and breeding.

“These workshop topics all can have an impact on the number of lambs or kids born, lamb or kid growth rates and overall flock or herd efficiency,” said Melanie Barkley, senior livestock extension educator and event speaker, in a press release.

“Increasing input costs can greatly impact profitability so it’s important that producers take a hard look at aspects in their operation that influence animal performance and efficiency.”

Ag educator Camren Maierle will also speak at the event.

Registration is required by Oct. 7 either by visiting the Penn State Extension website or calling (877) 345-0691.


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