Livestock 101 Field Day April 2

Basic practices appropriate for small-scale livestock producers and 4-H project leaders will be the focus of a Livestock 101 Field Day from 11:45 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Saturday, April 2, at the University of Maine J. Franklin Witter Teaching & Research Center, 160 University Farm Road, Old Town.

The free public program will demonstrate hands-on methods for those starting out or thinking about raising livestock. Potential topics include measuring livestock vital signs, grain and feed quality assessment, sheep hoof trimming, poultry and sheep handling, injection techniques and biosecurity for small farms.

Speakers include staff from program co-sponsors UMaine Extension; UMaine School of Food and Agriculture; the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry; and the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association.

Preregistration is required online. For more information, to register by phone or to request a disability accommodation, contact Melissa Libby, 581.2788, 800.287.7170 (in Maine),