WVU will sponsor a free training course that will help sheep producers save money and keep a healthier herd.
You can learn and become certified in the FAMACHA method for evaluating the need for parasite treatment, or “de-worming,” in small ruminants. Taught by Dr. Ken Turner of the USDA Appalachian Farming Systems Research Center in Beaver WV, this course will help you save money in your small ruminant operation and effectively control Haemonchus Contortus, the major roundworm limiting productivity of these animals.
All students and producers are welcome. The two-session training course will be offered free of charge at WVU’s Animal Science Farm on Stewartstown Road in Morgantown.
- Tuesday, April 21 – 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. – “Learning the theory of FAMACHA evaluation for Haemonchus” – Poultry Conference Room, WVU Animal Science Farm, Morgantown
- Wednesday, April 22 – 7:00 to 10:00 a.m. – Hands-on practice of FAMACHA scoring in ewes and certification, WVU Animal Science Farm, Morgantown