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Webinar recordings

Each year, the University of Maryland Extension Small Ruminant Program conducts a winter webinar series. University of Maryland Extension also cooperates with other universities and groups to host webinars.

This page contains information about upcoming webinars as well as recordings and links to YouTube videos and PowerPoint presentations. Pre-registration is not required for University of Maryland Small Ruminant Extension webinars. Participation is limited to the first 100 people who log onto https:// webmeeting.umd.edu/mdsheepgoat. This is a different url than the one(s) used in previous years.

Click on the title of the webinar to view the Adobe Connect recording. Click on the YouTube and PowerPoint hyperlinks to view the YouTube videos and PowerPoint presentations (via Slideshare), respectively. We are still in the process of converting all previous webinar recordings into YouTube videos. YouTube recordings will be available at the UME Small Ruminant YouTube channel.

Upcoming Webinars

No new webinars are currently scheduled.

Pasture management for small ruminant producers

Pasture management for small ruminant producers was the title of the five-part 2015 Winter webinar series. The instructors were Jeff Semler & Susan Schoenian.

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Date
Topic / Speaker
Presentation Links
I.
2/4
Planning a pasture system
Jeff Semler
YouTube PowerPoint
II.
2/11
Pasture plants, including alternative forages
Jeff Semler
YouTube PowerPoint
III.
2/18
Pasture and grazing management
Jeff Semler
YouTube PowerPoint
IV.
2/25
Pasture nutrition
Susan Schoenian
YouTube PowerPoint
V.
3/4
Pasture health problems
Susan Schoenian
YouTube PowerPoint


National Sheep Improvement Program

In 2014, the NSIP ReLaunch Committee held a series of webinars to teach sheep and goat producers about the National Sheep Improvement Program (NSIP). NSIP is a quantitative genetic selection tool designed to help sheep and goat producers make good breeding decisions.

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Date
Topic / Speaker
Presentation Links
I.
5/1
How the sheep industry can benefit from NSIP
Dr. Robert Banks
II.
5/8
How the goat industry can benefit from NSIP
Dr. Ken Andries
III.
5/15
How, when, and what data to collect
Cody Hiemke
IV.
5/22
Challenges of moving to a performance-based flock
Bill Shultz
V.
5/29
How to enter and submit data
Chris Schauer
VI.
6/5
Producer panel


Sheep & Goat Health

Sheep & Goat Health was the topic of the 2014 Winter Webinar Series. The instructor was Susan Schoenian.

#
Date
Topic / Speaker
Presentation Links
I.
1/30
Biosecurity
Susan Schoenian
II.
2/6
Preventative Health Care
Susan Schoenian
III.
2/13
Diagnosis and treatment of disease
Susan Schoenian
IV.
2/20
Common health problems
Susan Schoenian
V.
2/27
Disease management
Susan Schoenian


Ethnic Marketing of Lamb and Mutton

In 2013, the Extension Services of the University of Maryland, the University of Maine, and Ohio State University partnered to hold a series of webinars on the ethnic marketing of lamb and mutton. The webinars were supported by the American Sheep Industry Association's Let’s Grow program.

#
Date
Topic /speaker
Presentation Links
I.
11/19
Ethnic market background
Susan Schoenian
II.
11/26
Understanding the ethnic consumer
Katherine Harrison
III.
12/3
Understanding and evaluating your marketing options
Susan Schoenian
IV.
12//10
Developing a marketing plan
Richard Ehrhardt


Breeding Better Sheep & Goats

Breeding and genetics was the focus of the 2013 Winter Webinar Series. The instructors were Susan Schoenian and Jeff Semler.

#
Date
Topic / speaker
Presentation Links
I.
1/22
Genetics 101
Susan Schoenian
II.
1/29
Breeding Systems
Jeff Semler
III.
2/5
Selection
Susan Schoenian
IV.
2/12
Performance evaluation
Susan Schoenian
YouTube
V.
2/19
Advanced genetic improvement
Susan Schoenian
YouTube


University of Maine Foot Health

In 2012, University of Maryland Extension and the University of Maine Cooperative Extension partnered to hold a two-part webinar series on sheep foot health. The webinars were part of the University of Maine's Northeast SARE-funded foot health project.

Date
Topic / speaker
Presentation Links
2/20/12
Part 1
Susan Schoenian
YouTube
2/27/12
Part 2
Richard Brzozowski
YouTube


Nutrition & Feeding Short Course

The 2012 Winter Webinar series was a short course on feeding and nutrition. The instructors were Susan Schoenian, Jeff Semler, and Willie Lantz.

#
Date
Topic / speaker
Presentation Links
I.
1/12/12
Digestive physiology
Susan Schoenian
YouTube
II.
1/19/12
Nutrients
Susan Schoenian
YouTube
III.
1/26/12
Feedstuffs
Jeff Semler
none
IV.
2/2/12
YouTube
V.
2/9/12
Ration balancing
Willie Lantz
YouTube
VI.
2/16/12
Nutritional disorders
Susan Schoenian
YouTube


Spring Worm Webinars

In the spring of 2011, a four-part webinar series was held on internal parasites. The instructor was Susan Schoenian.

#
Topic /speaker
Date
Presentation Links
I.
Parasite biology
Susan Schoenian
5/5/11
YouTube
II.
Management
Susan Schoenian
5/12/11
YouTube
III.
Diagnostic tools
Susan Schoenian
5/19/11
YouTube
IV.
Anthelmintics
Susan Schoenian
5/26/11
YouTube


Ewe and Doe Management Series

The first webinar series was held in 2011. The topic was ewe and doe management, from late gestation through weaning. The instructors were Susan Schoenian and Jeff Semler.

#
Topic /speaker
Date
Presentation Links
I.
Late Gestation
Susan Schoenian
1/13/11
YouTube
II.
Vaccinations
Susan Schoenian
1/20/11
YouTube
III.
Parturition
Susan Schoenian
2/3/11
YouTube
IV.
Neonatal Care
Susan Schoenian
2/10/11
YouTube
V.
Lactation
Jeff Semler
2/17/11
YouTube
VI.
Weaning
Susan Schoenian
2/23/11
YouTube


Other Recorded Webinars

2011 UMD ANSC 235 Lamb Watch Class

Topic
Date
Presentation Links
Nutrition of the ewe and her lambs
2/15/11
YouTube
Marketing products from sheep
4/19/11
YouTube

2010 Sheep and goats: a weapon against weeds

Topic
Date
Presentation Links
Controlling invasive plants with grazing
7/22/10
YouTube


A webinar is a seminar presented through the world wide web. All you need to participate is a computer with an internet connection. Mobile devices require mobile versions of the Adobe Connect software. High speed internet access is recommended. Interaction is via a chat box.

You can subscribe to the webinar listserv to receive information about upcoming webinars (that pertain to sheep and goat production). The listserv will also be used to communicate with webinar participants.

To subscribe to the webinar listserv, send an e-mail to listserv@listserv.umd.edu. In the body of the message, write subscribe sheepgoatwebinars. To unsubscribe from the listserv, send an email to the same e-mail address, but in the body of the message, write unsubscribe (or signoff) sheepgoatwebinars.