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OfflineEventAttendanceMode 39 S Main St, Robbinsville, NC 28771, USA 39 S Main St, Robbinsville, NC 28771, USA Graham County Center 8 months ago

One of the biggest frustrations small ruminant (sheep,goats, etc.) producers encounter is susceptibility to parasites.  Here in the southeast, our warm, humidclimate often creates an ideal environment for parasites of all kinds.

 One particular parasite, the Barber Pole worm, has beenparticularly hard to control and devastating to sheep and goat populations overthe last several years.  The FAMACHAsystem, developed in South Africa, has proven to be an excellent tool for thedetection and treatment of this pest.  Inorder to use the FAMACHA system, producers must be certified, as misuse of thesystem will not lead to adequate identification and treatment of the parasite.

The course involves a classroomsession, followed by a hands-on session that will be conducted at the farm ofCoy and Brandi Adams on Atoah road.


The cost of the course will be $30 and will belimited to 15 participants.  To register,please contact the Graham County Extension Center at (828) 479-7979.    
Oct 8 2022