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Sheep Farm Tour & FAMACHA Certification

March 12 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm


Who: Sheep and goat producers (registration limited to 20 – sign up soon!)
What: Sheep Farm Tour and FAMACHA Certification
When: Saturday, March 12th from 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Where: Local Farm, Grand Ronde, OR – In-Person Event
Cost: $45 – Scholarships available for Polk County residents!
Hosted by: OSU Extension Small Farms and Polk Soil & Water Conservation District

This workshop is for sheep and goat producers who would like to be FAMACHA certified and learn more about small-scale sheep production from expert farmers.

FAMACHA is a technique used to detect the signs of barber pole worm, the most common AND costly internal parasite in sheep and goats. This technique can be used as part of your animal health protocol to identify animals that should be dewormed. FAMACHA can help you save on dewormer costs and help to reduce parasite resistance over time. This workshop includes training by Dr. Chuck Estill, Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine with OSU, and participants will receive a FAMACHA Certification and card.

Bob and Piper Klinger have been raising sheep for around 50 years. Since moving to Grand Ronde 19 years ago, they have worked diligently to improve their pasture and soil health. By using rotational and targeted grazing, their grass stand has drastically improved, plant diversity increased, and weeds decreased. They raise Polypay sheep using low-stress handling and take pride in their healthy and happy flock. This workshop includes a tour of their farm and time for questions. The Klingers have many farm innovations and a wealth of knowledge to share.

Learn more about the FAMCHA technique – https://www.wormx.info/famacha

Register online at – beav.es/wA3

For more information or for accommodations, please contact Hayley White at Hayley.white@oregonstate.edu 971-612-0027