OSCEOLA, Mo. – University of Missouri Extension will hold a free monthly webinar series for sheep and goat producers starting Sept. 26.

The series will be hosted by David Brown, MU Extension small ruminant specialist, alongside other experts in small ruminant production.

“The webinar is designed to provide research-based educational programs to small ruminant producers across the state,” Brown said. “Topics are carefully selected to address the immediate needs of the producers with the aim of optimizing production and profit as the end goal.”

Topics include sheep and goats for beginners; feeding and nutrition; disease control; biosecurity; marketing and sales; veterinary tips; predator and parasite control, including FAMACHA system, fecal egg count and BioWorma; economics; pasture management; multispecies grazing; and accelerated lambing and basic lambing and kidding skills.

Sheep and goat producers, youths, stakeholders, entrepreneurs and those interested in ag diversification and profit are invited to attend. There will be an opportunity in each webinar session for questions and answers. In addition, producers may request topics of interest to their operation.

This is a free webinar series, but registration is required to receive a Zoom link for sessions. Register for the Sept. 26 webinar at

For more information, contact the MU Extension Center in St. Clair County at 417-646-2419 or David Brown at

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