FAMACHA technique


FAMACHA and Internal Parasite IPM Training

  • Thursday, October 6, 2022, 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Cornell Cooperative Extension offers an in-person, hands-on training on Integrated Pest Management (IPM) for internal parasites of sheep and goats

Join Amy Barkley, Livestock and Beginning Farm Specialist with the SWNY Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops Program (SWNYDLFC) and Lynn Bliven, Ag & Natural Resources Issue Leader with CCE Allegany, for a comprehensive hands-on FAMACHA training. We will review common internal parasites of sheep and goats, anti-parasitic drug classes and the use of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) to reduce resistance in parasite populations, and pasture management for optimal forage production and limiting of potential parasite burdens. Students who successfully complete the training will be provided with a FAMACHA card that they will be able to use to check anemia scores in their flocks and herds.

This in-person, hands-on training will be held at Mitrowski House Farm in Machias, NY on Thursday, October 6th, 2022, from 4:00pm – 6:30pm. The training cost is $22/farm. Included in the registration fee is the training, pre and post exam, printed packet of materials, and FAMACHA card. A farm is welcome to bring as many people as they'd like, but each additional FAMACHA packet will cost $22.00.

Please RSVP by Wednesday, October 5th at noon to Amy Barkley (amb544@cornell.edu, (716) 640-0844). You can also RSVP online at https://www.tinyurl.com/FAMACHAFall22 .

We will be standing and/or walking for the entirety of the training. You may bring a chair or bench to sit on if you wish.

Last updated September 13, 2022