Register Now for Small Flock Workshop February 5

Posted On January 23, 2015— Written By
Pastured ducklings. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Pastured ducklings. Photo by Debbie Roos.

North Carolina Cooperative Extension, in partnership with The Livestock Conservancy, the NCDA&CS, and the NCSU Prestage Department of Poultry Science, will conduct their Annual Area Small Flock Seminar on Thursday February 5 at the McSwain Extension Education and Agriculture Center at 2420 Tramway Road in Sanford, NC 27332. The target audience for this workshop is producers who raise chickens, turkeys, ducks, and geese.


9:30 a.m.    Registration

10:00 a.m.   Welcome: Kim Tungate, N.C. Cooperative Extension, Lee County Center

10:05 a.m.   Biosecurity Measures for Small Flock Owners & Preventing the Spread of Diseases: Dr. Donna Carver, DVM,  NCSU Prestage Department of Poultry Science

10:50 a.m.   Break

11:00 a.m.   Heritage Duck Breeds for Egg and Meat Production: Jeannette Beranger, The Livestock Conservancy

11:30 a.m.   Live Demonstration (outside) – Conducting a Blood Test; National Poultry Improvement Program for Small Flock Owners: Jimmy Collie, NCDA&CS

12:00 p.m.   Box Lunch

1:00 p.m.   Waterfowl Brooding and Nutrition: Dr. Julie Gautier, DVM

2:00 p.m.   Basics of Home Processing: Jeannette Beranger, Livestock Conservancy

2:45 p.m.    Break

3:00 p.m.   Planting Greens for your Birds: Dan Campeau, N.C. Cooperative Extension

3:30 p.m.    Panel Discussion

4:00 p.m.   Adjourn

Pre-registration is required by February 3. The registration fee is $10.00, payable at the door.Please call 919-775-5624 to register.