Sheep & Goat Pasture Walk & Parasite Talk




Wednesday, September 23, 10:00 a.m., Gansvoort Farm, 1827 Route 9, Germantown

Walk, talk and learn about preliminary research on effects of feeding birdsfoot trefoil (BFT) to weaned lambs and kids.  We’ll discuss observations on changes in fecal worm egg counts, anemia and weight gains.  You’ll observe the regrowth on the BFT plots at the farm and discuss with farm owner, Jennifer Phillips and CCE staff methods for establishing, growing and grazing a field of BFT.  Jennifer Phillips and Dr. Tatiana Stanton, Cornell University Sheep and Goat Program, will talk about some of the evasive grazing techniques to help control internal parasites.  Brought to you by Cornell Sheep & Goat Program, USDA Organic Research and Extension Initiative, the Northeast SARE Program and CCE of Columbia and Greene Counties.  For more information, contact [email protected] or Mick Bessire [email protected]