Second Small Ruminant Short Course

The second Small Ruminant Short Course will be held on September 29-30, 2023. The Short Course will begin in-person on Friday in the morning (8:30 AM) at the Straughn Professional Development Center and will adjourn on Saturday at lunch (12:00 PM). The event is a collaboration among UF/IFAS Extension, the UF College of Veterinary Medicine, the UF/IFAS Agronomy Department, Florida A&M University Cooperative Extension, and the UF/IFAS Department of Animal Sciences.

The program includes short research presentations, a series of lecture breakout sessions, and a processing demonstration on Friday. In addition, a trade show will be held at the UF/IFAS Horse Teaching Unit Friday night. On Saturday, a series of short rotations will be offered, with topics ranging from soil sampling to body condition scoring.

The event will be held in conjunction with the 2023 University of Florida Ram Test Sale. Rams from the sale will be available for viewing on Friday from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM and on Saturday from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM at the UF/IFAS Horse Teaching Unit. The sale will be conducted online through Willoughby Livestock Sales and will kick off September 29 at 11 AM and end at 11 AM on September 30.

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Overall, we are looking forward to welcoming you in-person and providing applicable, science-based information to you. Please visit the UF/IFAS Department of Animal Sciences website for more information regarding details and registration.

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Supporting extension programing is one of the many goals of the UF/IFAS ANS Department. Any questions should be directed to Matti Moyer at 352-392-3889 or or Izabella Toldeo at 352-294-6987 or For more information about the UF/IFAS Department of Animal Sciences, please visit Be sure to follow us on social @UF_ANSCI.


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Posted: September 8, 2023

Category: Agriculture, Events, Livestock, Professional Development, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Animal Research, Animal Science, Education, Extension, Research, Small Ruminant

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