University of Missouri Extension along with Lincoln University are working together to have a Sheep and Goat Workshop that focuses on internal parasite management on the afternoon of April 19 beginning at 4:00 p. m. at the Osceola First Baptist Church at 555 Walnut Street, Osceola.

Susan Jaster with Lincoln University Cooperative Extension Small Farm Outreach Program as well as MU Extension Regional Livestock Specialists Gene Schmitz and Patrick Davis will lead this workshop.  This workshop will include lecture, discussion, and hands – on activity related to body condition scoring, FAMACHA© Scoring, Fecal Egg Count in sheep and goats.  Linda Heryford will provide the sheep and goats used in the demonstrations.  In addition, participants will become certified in FAMACHA eye anemia system and along with the Five Point Check System, is used to determine when sheep and goats need to be dewormed.

Workshop cost is $35 per person.  Preregistration, along with fee payment needs to be submitted by April 16 to the St. Clair County MU Extension Center at the St. Clair County Courthouse, P.O. Box 523, Osceola, Mo. 64776. The fee covers supper, refreshments and handouts. No refunds on fee after the registration deadline. For registration or questions, contact the St. Clair County MU Extension Center at 417 – 646 – 2419 or by email at