Small Ruminant Webinars


A webinar is a seminar presented through the world wide web. All you need to participate is a computer with an internet connection. High speed internet access is recommended. Interaction is via a chat box.


Each year, the University of Maryland Extension Small Ruminant Program conducts a winter webinar series. We also cooperate with other universities and groups to host webinars.  Pre-registration is not required for UME webinars. Participation is limited to the first 100 people who log on.  Log-on information is provided via a listserv.

To subscribe to the webinar listserv, send an e-mail to 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. If you wish to use a different e-mail for the webinar listserv, you'll need to unsubscribe with the old e-mail address and (re-)subscribe with the new address.

This page contains information about upcoming webinars as well as links to Adobe Connect recordings, YouTube videos, and PowerPoint presentations (via SlideShare).  If the YouTube video is blurry, click on the gear icon in the lower left corner of the screen and change the resolution.  The Adobe Connect recordings are usually better quality than the YouTube videos.

Special Topics (2016)
The 2016 Winter Webinar Series covered six different topics. Speakers were from several different states and institutions, including a speaker from South Africa

Pasture Management for Small Ruminant Producers (2015)
Pasture management for small ruminant producers was the title of the five-part 2015 Winter webinar series. The instructors were Jeff Semler & Susan Schoenian.

National Sheep Improvement Program (NSIP)
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.

Sheep & Goat Health
Sheep & Goat Health was the topic of the 2014 Winter Webinar Series. The instructor for all webinars was Susan Schoenian.

Ethnic marketing of lamb and mutton
In 2013, the Extension Services of the University of Maryland, the University of Maine, and Ohio State University partnered 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.

Breeding better sheep and goats
Breeding and genetics was the focus of the 2013 Winter Webinar Series. The instructors were Susan Schoenian and Jeff Semler.

Hoof health
In 2012, University of Maryland Extension and the University of Maine Cooperative Extension partnered 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.  The instructors were Susan Schoenian and Dick Brzozowski.

Nutrition and feeding short course
The 2012 Winter Webinar series was a short course on feeding and nutrition. The instructors were Susan Schoenian, Jeff Semler, and Willie Lantz.

Spring Worm Webinars
In the spring of 2011, a four-part webinar series was held on internal parasites. The instructor was Susan Schoenian.

Ewe and doe management series
The first webinar series was held in 2011. The topic was ewe and doe management, from late gestation through weaning. The instructors were Susan Schoenian and Jeff Semler.

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