Diversifying Farms Through Animal Fiber Niche Marketing

By Tom Parker The booming popularity of goats, alpacas, sheep and other non-traditional species for livestock production has created new markets and avenues of revenue for producers willing to learn how to integrate and innovate into more diversified operations. One lesser-known but potentially lucrative niche market associated with non-traditional animals is the fiber market, where [...]

Diversifying Farms Through Animal Fiber Niche Marketing2016-11-04T21:46:23-05:00

Managing lambing, growing the flock and forages for small ruminants are topics for KSU Sheep Day

Offered in conjunction with the Kansas State University. March 7 from 8:15 am - 4:30 p.m. at K-State Sheep and Meat Goat Center, 2117 Denison Ave, Manhattan, KS Register for this workshop HERE Small ruminant livestock producers of are invited to attend K-State Sheep Producer Day, March 7, 2015 at the K-State Sheep and Meat [...]

Managing lambing, growing the flock and forages for small ruminants are topics for KSU Sheep Day2016-11-04T21:46:27-05:00

2015 KGA Winter Grazing Conference: Dr. Fred Provenza on How Palates Link Soil, Plants, Herbivores, and People

Dr. Frederick D. Provenza will be the featured speaker at the annual Kansas Graziers Association winter conference on Saturday, January 31, 2015 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Ambassador Hotel in Salina. Dr. Provenza, Professor Emeritus, Department of Wildland Resources, Utah State University will present How Palates Link Soil, Plants, Herbivores, and People: [...]

2015 KGA Winter Grazing Conference: Dr. Fred Provenza on How Palates Link Soil, Plants, Herbivores, and People2016-11-04T21:46:28-05:00

Animal Fiber Production Opportunities to Diversify Small Farms

Saturday May 30 from 10:00a.m.- 4:30 p.m. at the Phillips County Annex Meeting Room, 784 6th Street, Phillipsburg, KS RSVP Online Now Sally Brandon, Shepherd’s Mill, and Rachael Boyle, K-State Research and Extension Livestock Agent, will guide you through the world of animal fiber production, from determining which animals are right for you and your [...]

Animal Fiber Production Opportunities to Diversify Small Farms2016-11-04T21:46:29-05:00

Meat Processing and Marketing for Optimal Sales Workshop

Offered in conjunction with the Women Managing the Farm conference. February 4 from 3:00-6:00 p.m. at Pottorf Hall, Riley County Fairground, Cico Park, Manhattan, KS. Register for this free workshop HERE Do you direct market your farm's meats to consumers, restaurants or grocers? Thinking about including livestock on your farm? This free 3-hour workshop will [...]

Meat Processing and Marketing for Optimal Sales Workshop2016-11-04T21:46:29-05:00

2015 KGA Winter Grazing Conference features Grazing Behavior Specialist Dr. Fred Provenza

January 31 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Salina Ambassador Hotel (formerly the Ramada) 1616 W Crawford St. Salina, KS. REGISTER HERE Dr. Frederick D. Provenza will be the featured speaker at the annual Kansas Graziers Association winter conference on Saturday, January 31, 2015 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Ambassador [...]

2015 KGA Winter Grazing Conference features Grazing Behavior Specialist Dr. Fred Provenza2016-11-04T21:46:29-05:00

Goat and Sheep Dairy Enterprise Exploration: Getting the Most Out of Your Milk

By Tom Parker Register here. For 65 percent of the world’s population, the answer to the advertising jingle, “Got milk?” would be a resounding yes. The milk in question, however, is not from cows. In the United States, milk and products made from milk, notably cheese, have long been the sole domain of dairy cows. [...]

Goat and Sheep Dairy Enterprise Exploration: Getting the Most Out of Your Milk2016-11-04T21:46:30-05:00

Emergency Preparedness for Livestock Operations: When Disaster Strikes

In order for producers to be prepared for high mortality situations resulting from disease, weather – fire, tornado, severe cold or heat, etc. – or other causes, a single day workshop covering all areas has been organized. Attendees will learn first-hand from speakers involved with emergency preparedness for livestock operations. 9:30 Registration 10:00 Introduction and [...]

Emergency Preparedness for Livestock Operations: When Disaster Strikes2016-11-04T21:46:34-05:00

Hands on Herd Health for Goats and Sheep Workshop

RSVP for this free event HERE. Dr. Brian Faris will lead the “Hands on Herd Health for Small Ruminants” workshop at the new state-of-the-art K-State Sheep and Meat Goat Center, 2117 Denison Avenue, Manhattan, from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM, Saturday, November 22. The new facility, designed with animal care and handler safety in mind, [...]

Hands on Herd Health for Goats and Sheep Workshop2016-11-04T21:46:34-05:00

Oct 31 & Nov 1: Fall Forage Tour, Courtland

Cattlemen and producers are invited to the Fall Forage Tour, Friday, October 31, 2014 and Saturday, November 1, 2014. The tour will begin at 1:00 p.m. on both days at the Dale Strickler Farm, one mile south of Courtland on the west side of the highway. Two audiences will benefit from participation in the Fall [...]

Oct 31 & Nov 1: Fall Forage Tour, Courtland2016-11-04T21:46:38-05:00