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Raising Livestock workshop series offered this fall

Aug 1st, 2015 | Category: News

BURLINGTON – The WSU Livestock Advisor program is offering a 10-week series of classes about raising livestock, starting Sept. 14. From choosing smaller low line beef to larger framed cows, pastured poultry to milking goats, sheep or the family cow, meat rabbits or swine, these classes will give you a broad overview of livestock selection, nutrition, reproduction, production costs and returns, fencing, and more in a sound and humane manner. Pasture management and renovation is covered at length helping folks become grass farmers to support their livestock. The series runs Monday evenings from 6 – 9 p.m. at the Skagit County Extension office in Burlington. Registration fee is $125 and includes a second person from the same family or farm entity. At the completion of training you are certified as a WSU Livestock Advisor volunteer and asked to return 50 hours of volunteer time over a two-year period. To download an application see http://skagit.wsu.edu to or for more information call Joan DeVries at (360) 428-4270.

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