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Webinar recordings

Each year, the University of Maryland Extension Small Ruminant Program conducts a winter webinar series. University of Maryland Extension also cooperates with other universities and groups to host webinars.

This page contains information about upcoming webinars as well as recordings, PowerPoint presentations, and handouts from previous programs. Pre-registration is no longer required for University of Maryland Small Ruminant Extension webinars. Participation is open to the first 100 people who log onto https://connect-test.moo.umd.edu/sschoen/.

We are in the process of converting all previous webinar recordings into YouTube videos. Visit our Maryland Extension Small Ruminant YouTube Channel to listen to a previously recorded webinar.

Upcoming Webinars

The 2015 Winter Webinar series will focus on pasture management. Jeff Semler will be the featured speaker.

2015 Pasture management for small ruminant producers

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Date
Topic / Speaker
I.
2/4
Planning a pasture system
II.
2/11
Pasture plants, including alternative forages
III.
2/18
Pasture and grazing management
IV.
2/25
Pasture nutrition
V.
3/4
Pasture health problems



Past webinars

In 2014, the NSIP ReLaunch Committee held a series of webinars to teach sheep and goat producers about the National Sheep Improvement Program (NSIP). NSIP is a quantitative genetic selection tool designed to help sheep and goat producers make good breeding decisions.

2014 National Sheep Improvement Program

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Date
Topic / Speaker
Presentation Links
I.
5/1
How the sheep industry can benefit from NSIP
Dr. Robert Banks
II.
5/8
How the goat industry can benefit from NSIP
Dr. Ken Andries
III.
5/15
How, when, and what data to collect
Cody Hiemke
IV.
5/22
Challenges of moving to a performance-based flock
Bill Shultz
V.
5/29
How to enter and submit data
Chris Schauer
VI.
6/5
Producer panel



2014 Sheep & Goat Health

Sheep and goat health was the theme of the 2014 winter webinar series.

#
Date
Topic / Speaker
Presentation Links
I.
1/30
Biosecurity
Susan Schoenian
II.
2/6
Preventative Health Care
Susan Schoenian
III.
2/13
Diagnosis and treatment of disease
Susan Schoenian
IV.
2/20
Common health problems
Susan Schoenian
V.
2/27
Disease management
Susan Schoenian



2013 Ethnic Marketing of Lamb and Mutton

In 2013, the Extension Services of the University of Maryland, the University of Maine, and Ohio State University cooperated to hold a series of webinars on the ethnic marketing of lamb and mutton. The webinars were supported by the American Sheep Industry Association's Let’s Grow program.

#
Date
Topic /speaker
Presentation Links
I.
11/19
Ethnic market background
Susan Schoenian
II.
11/26
Understanding the ethnic consumer
Katherine Harrison
III.
12/3
Understanding and evaluating your marketing options
Susan Schoenian
IV.
12//10
Developing a marketing plan
Richard Ehrhardt


2013 Breeding Better Sheep & Goats

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Date
Topic / speaker
Presentation Links
I.
1/22
Genetics 101
Susan Schoenian
II.
1/29
Breeding Systems
Jeff Semler
III.
2/5
Selection
Susan Schoenian
IV.
2/12
Performance evaluation
Susan Schoenian
V.
2/19
Advanced genetic improvement
Susan Schoenian

2012 University of Maine Foot Health

In 2012, University of Maryland Extension and the University of Maine Cooperative Extension cooperated to hold a two-part webinar series on sheep foot health. The webinars were part of the University of Maine's Northeast SARE-funded foot health project.

Date
Topic / speaker
Presentation Links
2/20/12
2/27/12

2012 Nutrition & Feeding Short Course

#
Date
Topic / speaker
Presentation Links
I.
1/12/12
Digestive physiology
Susan Schoenian
II.
1/19/12
Nutrients
Susan Schoenian
III.
1/26/12
Feedstuffs
Jeff Semler
Webinar
IV.
2/2/12
Nutritional management
Susan Schoenian
V.
2/9/12
Ration balancing
Willie Lantz
Webinar
VI.
2/16/12
Nutritional disorders
Susan Schoenian

2011 Spring Worm Webinars

#
Topic /speaker
Date
Presentation Links
I.
Parasite biology
Susan Schoenian
5/5/11
II.
Management
Susan Schoenian
5/12/11
III.
Diagnostic tools
Susan Schoenian
5/19/11
IV.
Anthelmintics
Susan Schoenian
5/26/11

2011 Ewe and Doe Management Series

#
Topic /speaker
Date
Presentation Links
I.
Late Gestation
Susan Schoenian
1/13/11
II.
Vaccinations
Susan Schoenian
1/20/11
III.
Parturition
Susan Schoenian
2/3/11
IV.
Neonatal Care
Susan Schoenian
2/10/11
V.
Lactation
Jeff Semler
2/17/11
VI.
2/23/11

2011 UMD ANSC 235 Lamb Watch Class

Topic
Date
Presentation Links
Nutrition of the ewe and her lambs
2/15/11
Marketing products from sheep
4/19/11

2010 Sheep and goats: a weapon against weeds

Topic
Date
Presentation Links
Controlling invasive plants with grazing
7/22/10


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You can subscribe to the webinar listserv to receive information about upcoming webinars (that pertain to sheep and goat production). The listserv will also be used to communicate with webinar participants.

To subscribe to the webinar listserv, send an e-mail to listserv@listserv.umd.edu. In the body of the message, write subscribe sheepgoatwebinars. To unsubscribe from the listserv, send an email to the same e-mail address, but in the body of the message, write unsubscribe (or signoff) sheepgoatwebinars.