Prepare for Shearing Day - Alpaca Edition Webinar
April 5, 2022
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Online Webinar - Zoom
HostSouthwest New York Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops Program
email Dana Havas
Prepare for Shearing Day - Alpaca Edition
Tuesday, April 5th 6:30 - 7:30 pm
To help alpaca producers prepare for the upcoming shearing season, the Animal Fiber subgroup of the CCE Livestock Program Work Team is hosting a "Prepare for Shearing Day - Alpaca Edition" webinar scheduled for Tuesday April 5th from 6:30 - 7:30 pm on Zoom.
There are so many to-do boxes that need to be checked when it comes to being prepared for shearing. A shepherd needs to plan some items months in advance, while others will be addressed the morning of. By being properly prepared for shearing day, the shepherd ensures that the day is both efficient and safe.
We'll hear from Jody Hatch whose involvement in the alpaca industry spans 20+ years, previously owning and operating Salmon River Alpacas including management and logistics of the family's shearing service. Jody will provide an overview for 'Shearing day Success, less stress', including pre shearing day prep, expectations of owners and shearers, and shearing day management and logistics. She will share simple tips in a systemized approach that can be easily applied to your shearing day festivities.
To learn more and register visit https://tinyurl.com/alpacashearing-2022 or contact Dana M. Havas at email@example.com or (607)391-2664
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