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This Field Day event is part of PASA's Farm-Based Education (FBE) programming, an annual series of educational workshops that facilitate opportunities for farmers to learn from other farmers.

FAMACHA Certification & Parasite Management in Small Ruminants (SC Region)

PASA's Farm-Based Education Program

Saturday, May 11, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

FAMACHA Certification & Parasite Management in Small...

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PASA Member & Dickinson Student Field Day Registration
PASA members & Dickinson College students pay $40; includes lunch. If you're not sure if your membership is current, please call our membership department before registering at 814.349.9856. By taking a moment to double check your membership status now, we will save time, paperwork and money handling at the door - thanks!
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Nonmember Field Day Registration
Nonmembers pay $55; includes lunch. If you're not sure of your membership status, please call our membership department before registering at 814.349.9856. Get this Field Day free when you join PASA now by choosing the "Membership & Field Day Combo" option below!
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Membership & Field Day Combo
Select this option to join PASA (or renew your membership) now to save $20 on your membership! When you purchase an individual PASA membership by selecting this option, you will be automatically registered for this Field Day. Includes lunch.
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Presented in partnership with Dickinson College Farm

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Parasite control and management can be a major challenge for small ruminant producers. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) strategies that couple nutrition, pasture and grazing management with selection for parasite resilient genetics are most successful. Join PASA and Dickinson College Farm to learn how to assess your sheep and goats for parasite resilience, discuss possible treatment and explore management options. 

This day will be a combination of classroom time, more casual discussion and hands-on work with stock and fecal samples. Participants will:

  • Become certified in the FAMACHA method of assessing potential parasite loads and take home a FAMACHA chart
  • Gain skills in body condition assessment
  • Learn to conduct microscopic analysis of manure samples for parasite eggs
  • Explore treatment options and long-term management strategies.  
Farmers are encouraged to bring samples of their sheep or goat manure for analysis. Registration limited to 30 participants.

Note: We have also scheduled a version of this workshop to take place in the Western Region in September. View details and register for the Western event here!


About the Host & Prensenters.

Presenter Susan Beal, DVM is PASA's Agricultural Science Advisor. Dr. Beal brings over 25 years of experience in holistic veterinary parctice, ranging from mixed practice through emergency medicine, equine and companion animal practices. Before joining the team at PASA, Dr. Beal worked for Big Run Healing Arts, a veterinary practice dedicated to providing holistic care for animals and the environment. Dickinson College Farm is a 50-acre certified organic educational working farm that maintains six to eight acres in food production and provides produce to the college's dining hall, a local food bank and a CSA program. The farm raises vegetables, herbs, flowers, and pastured sheep, beef, broilers and layers. 

Have questions about FAMACHA Certification & Parasite Management in Small Ruminants (SC Region)? Contact PASA's Farm-Based Education Program

When & Where


Dickinson College Farm
553 Park Drive
Boiling Springs, PA 17007

Saturday, May 11, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM


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The goal of PASA’s Farm-Based Education (FBE) programming is to empower farmers to implement farming practices that improve farm profitability and reduce the farm’s adverse environmental impacts while producing safe and healthy food for the community. FBE events strive to offer delicious, local meals and provide ample farmer-to-farmer networking opportunities.

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