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Tabaski: a huge market opportunity for small ruminants in Niger

Livestock LabDecember 20th, 2022Tabaski (or Aïd el-Kebir), called the “Festival of the Sacrifice,” is an Islamic holiday celebrated worldwide each year. It honors the willingness of Ibrahim (Abraham) to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to God’s command. In commemoration of this historical event, a sheep is sacrificed. In Niger, where 95 percent of the population […]

How do I show an animal in the fair?

Kelsey IrvineAugust 12th, 2022This is probably one of our most asked questions, especially by families first wanting to join 4-H. The fair is an important aspect for many of our 4-H members and we strongly believe in the lessons learned from the barn. However, the process can feel a little overwhelming and we want showing to align with […]

University of Florida to hold its first Small Ruminant Short Course

Shelby ThomasJuly 28th, 2022The University of Florida will hold its first Small Ruminant Short Course September 16 and17. The event is a collaboration among UF/IFAS Extension, the UF College of Veterinary Medicine, the UF/IFAS agronomy department, and the UF/IFAS department of animal sciences. The first day of the program will be held at the Straughn Professional Development Center. […]

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