Small-Scale Livestock Care

DOVER-FOXCROFT, ME— Small-Scale Livestock Care is the latest program in the You Can series.  It will be held Thursday, April 5th from 6:00 pm- 8:30 pm at the Extension Office, 165 East Main Street, Dover-Foxcroft. Cost is $5 and you can register through PVAEC by calling 564-6525 or online at

Livestock can be a lot of fun and a lot of work.  If you have never cared for anything other than a family pet, this class will help you discover some of the things you need to know before you buy that pig, sheep, goat or calf.  How much space does the animal need?  What will it eat and how much do I need?  What do I do with the manure?   How much time will it take?  How do I know when the animal is healthy and when it is sick?  How much meat, fiber, or milk can I expect?  Where can I go for help?  Donna Coffin of the UMaine Ext Office has her Master of Science degree in Animal Science.

Even though times are tough, YOU CAN sustain your family. The Piscataquis Valley Adult Education Cooperative and the University of Maine Cooperative Extension have put together a series of workshops that will give you the skills to get started in self-sufficiency.

UMaine Extension programs are open and accessible to all in accordance with program goal. Any person with a disability who needs accommodations for this program should contact Amanda Miles at 1-800-287-1491 to discuss their needs at least 10 days in advance.

For more than 90 years, University of Maine Cooperative Extension has supported UMaine’s land-grant public education role by conducting community-driven, research-based programs in every Maine County.