January 10, 2014
Beef, sheep, meat goat and swine producers looking for information on how to make their livestock enterprises more profitable can take advantage of four home-study courses offered by Penn State Extension this winter.
The courses, all of which begin Feb. 5, will cover profit-enhancing production principles for raising livestock. Lessons are available through conventional mail delivery or through email and the Internet.
The sheep, meat goat and swine courses each have six weekly lessons; the beef course has seven lessons. Lesson topics include production basics, selection principles (beef), nutrition, health, reproduction, marketing and financial issues.
For more details or to sign up for a course, go to http://agsci.psu.edu/livestock-courses
or call 814-445-8911, extension 141.
The cost for each course is $50 if taken via email and the Internet and $85 if taken using U.S. Postal Service deliveries. Deadline for registration is Jan. 27.
Reprinted in part from Farm and Dairy