Instructor: Chet Parsons (Chet is a certified instructor for FAMACHA training.**)
A repeat of the Master Shepherd class will be held Sunday, October 27, 2013 from 9 am until 12 noon at the Parsons’ Farm in Richford, Vermont. The cost per person is $60 for VSGA members or $75 for non‐members. There is an additional fee of $15 for the FAMACHA** card.
Topics to be covered:
- What parasites are important.
- The effect that parasites have on your animals.
- How to determine if your animals are affected.
- How to treat them.
- Management techniques to reduce the use of chemical treatments.
- How to do fecal egg counts with a microscope.
** The FAMACHA system of parasite control is based on the degree of anemia that an animal has based on their parasite load. It is measured with a FAMACHA card and the animal’s lower eyelid.
To register please make a check out to the VSGA and send it with your contact information to:
463 Hardwood Hill Road
Richford, VT 05476
Upon receipt of your registration, you will receive directions and other pertinent information via email.
Master Shepherd Course
The Master Shepherd Course is a series of ten classes that will be taught by Chet Parsons of Parsons’ Farm in Richford, Vermont, and members of the Vermont Sheep and Goat Association.
The classes will cover the primary aspects of sheep husbandry and will include selected aspects of the goat and camelid husbandry. All classes will include a lecture and be held on a working farm where participants will be able to see and participate in the hands-on practical sessions.
This course is a rare opportunity for shepherds to take the next step in their animal husbandry careers. To learn more follow this link.
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