Organic Farming: Principles and Practices
Livestock 101 – Basic Handling
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Misty Brook Farm in Albion, Maine
Fee: $100; $75 for MOFGA members
When considering value-added endeavors, medium to large livestock are often a valuable addition to an operation. Knowing proper handling and first aid techniques can save lots of money and grief. We would like to offer training on these topics by Jacki Perkins, a long-time homesteader and MOFGA's Dairy Specialist, and Henrietta Beaufait, a licensed, large animal homeopathic veterinarian.
Misty Brook Farm in Albion, Maine has graciously agreed to host this training. Their farm boasts a variety of amiable livestock, which are accustomed to intensive handling, and uniquely suited as a training tool, due to the excellent training by farm staff and family members.
We will help everyone leave the session with the confidence they need going forward to administer general first-aid, and have a confident, informed decision with a veterinarian, if necessary. Completing this training may also be a benefit to current or future employment.
10 am - Arrive and Disinfect Footwear
10:30-11:30 am - Relevant Anatomy and Homeopathic First Aid
11:30 am - Noon - Tour Facilities and Discuss
12 noon - 1 pm - Lunch
1 pm - Pigs
1:30-2:30 pm - Chickens
2:30-3:30 pm - Calves
3:30-4:30 pm - Cows/ Bull Safety
Please remember to disinfect your footwear before leaving the farm as well, to help reduce the spread of disease. Thank you for your interest and cooperation.