College Hosts Spring Classic on April 16

April 13, 2011

The SUNY Cobleskill Animal Science department’s Sheep and Goat Production class hosts its bi-annual Spring Classic on Saturday, April 16, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the areas surrounding the College’s livestock barns. This year’s event offers several short seminars offering learning opportunities for many beginning and seasoned small ruminant farmers.


The entire schedule (see below) is open to the public, $10/adult, $5/youth (ages 8-21) or $25 maximum per family. SUNY Cobleskill students admitted free. For more information or to set up a table at the event, contact Dr. Cindi Shelley at


Among the day’s highlights, Dr. Tatiana Stanton will share meat goat and lamb study results for sheep or meat goat producers interested in switching the way they manage birth through weaning of stock; Mary Jeanne Packer of Battenkill Fibers Carding & Spinning Mill presents the process of turning raw wool/fiber products into marketable items; and Caitlin Hanlon, student intern with Cornell Quality Milk Production Lab shares information from goat and sheep dairy producers regarding future grant opportunities.


In addition, the event features a vendor/raffle area, SUNY Cobleskill students host an informative poster session area, and the College’s livestock club offers goat kabobs and lamb sausage for lunch.