• By April W Bowman
  • Posted Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Small Ruminant Summit

Join us July 24 for the North Carolina Small Ruminant Summit. This will be a one-day workshop.

About this event This workshop will bring members of the small ruminant community together to share the latest marketing news and resources available for improving production. Demand for small ruminants is high and opportunities exist to increase productivity and market more product. This will be a hybrid event. Due to COVID restrictions, 100 people will be allowed to attend in-person. There will be unlimited access to the workshop virtually via Zoom. We look forward to you joining us!

Tentative Program
North Carolina Small Ruminant Summit Program
Saturday, July 24, 2021
E. Carroll Joyner Beef Education Unit Arena, Raleigh, NC

  • 9:00 am: Welcome and Introductions - Dr. Andrew Weaver
  • 9:15 am: North Carolina Small Ruminant Marketing Opportunities - Neil Bowman and Joe Hampton
  • 10:00 am: Options moving forward: Learning from the swine industry - Dr. Todd See
  • 11:00 am: Break
  • 11:15 am: Producer Group and Organization Introductions
    • NC Sheep Producers Association
    • NC Choices
    • Amazing Grazing
    • NC Cattlemen’s Association
    • Soil and Water Conservation Service
    • Eastern Alliance for Production Katahdins (EAPK
    • Processors
  • 12:00 pm: Lunch - Visit organization booths (in-person and virtual)
  • 1:00 pm: How do we define quality? - Panel Discussion: TBD
  • 2:00 pm: Identifying the Right Type (Live animal evaluation demonstration) - TBD
  • 3:00 pm: North Carolina Small Ruminant Improvement Program - Dr. Andrew Weaver
  • 4:00 pm: Concluding Remarks and Evaluations
  • Register using Eventbrite.

    For more information, email, April Bowman, Extension Agent, Livestock, Forages, and 4-H Youth Development at awbowman@ncsu.edu or call 336-703-2855.

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