Beginners Guide Workshops For Raising Livestock Scheduled for Spring

Online Workshops for Backyard or Entry Level Commercial Livestock on Beef Cattle, Pigs and Sheep
Pigs

Are you thinking about raising beef, pigs or sheep for yourself or your family? Do you already have cattle, pigs or sheep but want to brush up on some of the basics? Maybe you're looking to test the waters for a new business venture? With some hard work and know how, you'll be well on your way.

Join UNH Extension specialists and special guest speakers for 3 online workshop series, each starting with the basics and ending with more in-depth topics you can apply to your flock or herd immediately. From regulations and management to health and nutrition, these workshop series are packed with trusted information and guidance you can implement now and in your planning for the future. 

Each workshop series is broken up into 3 parts. The cost for each workshop series is $25. Registration is required.

Beginner's Guide to Raising Pigs [online]

Getting Started—March 30

  • Site Selection, Housing, Manure, and Fencing; Nick Rowley, UNH Cooperative Extension
  • Animal Welfare, Handling and Processing Considerations; Elaina Enzien, UNH Cooperative Extension
  • Insider Tips from NH Pork Producers—Raising pigs from pastures to woods

Raising Backyard and Pastured Pigs—March 31

  • A deeper dive into nutrition, breeds, breeding and health; Colt Knight, Livestock State Specialist, UMaine Extension

Regulations and Biosecurity—April 1

  • Regulations, Reportable Diseases, and More; NH Department Agriculture, Market & Food
  • Protecting your herd with good biosecurity; Elaina Enzien, UNH Cooperative Extension

Register Today

Beginner's Guide to Raising Sheep [online]

Getting Started—April 20

  • Site Selection, Housing, Manure management, and Fencing; Nick Rowley, UNH Cooperative Extension
  • Protecting your flock with good biosecurity; Elaina Enzien, UNH Cooperative Extension
  • Animal Welfare, Handling and Processing Considerations; Elaina Enzien, UNH Cooperative Extension

Raising Sheep—April 21

  • Grazing Sheep and Pasture Management; Carl Majewski, UNH Cooperative Extension
  • Nutrition, breeds, breeding, and health; Pete Erickson, UNH Cooperative Extension

Regulations and Producer Roundtable—April 22

  • Regulations, Reportable Diseases, and More; NH Department Agriculture, Market & Food
  • Insider Tips from NH Sheep Producers

Register Today

Beginner's Guide to Raising Beef [online]

Getting Started—May 4

  • General Considerations: Housing, Manure and Fencing; Nick Rowley, UNH Cooperative Extension
  • Animal Welfare, Handling and Processing Considerations; Elaina Enzien, UNH Cooperative Extension
  • Insider Tips from NH Beef Producers Association; Peter Kress, Beef Producers and NHBPA President

Raising Beef Cattle—May 5

  • Basic Nutrition; Elaina Enzien, UNH Cooperative Extension
  • Grazing Beef and Pasture Management; Carl Majewski, UNH Cooperative Extension
  • Breeds, Production Stages, and Calving; Savannah Steele and Jake Lyons, Beef Producers and Board Members of NHBPA

Regulations and Biosecurity—May 6

  • Regulations, Reportable Diseases and More; NH Department Agriculture, Market & Food
  • Protecting your herd with good biosecurity; Elaina Enzien, UNH Cooperative Extension

Register Today

Workshop topics and speakers are subject to change.

 

UNH Students, contact Shyloh Favreau for your registration code.

 

For persons with disabilities requiring special accommodations, please contact Elaina Enzien prior to the event. Given ample time, we will make any reasonable effort to make accommodations.

A fee is charged for this Extension program to cover costs. A limited number of scholarships are available to individuals unable to pay.