Other Livestock Programs
Due to retirements and budget realignments, we do not have specialists for some livestock species. The Livestock and Forage Leadership Team is currently evaluating the best approach for covering these deficits. This may be in the form of first responders, web links, faculty specialists, or out-of-state cooperation. In the meantime, if you have questions regarding poultry, small ruminants (sheep and goats), or swine, please first contact your county. In many cases, your local Extension agent may be able to answer your question. If they cannot do so, they will direct you to the next option (if available).
In the case of Small Ruminants, your county agent may refer you to Rick Skillington who is the first responder for small ruminants. You may be referred to An Peischel with Tennessee State University Cooperative Extension if you have a question regarding goats.
Again, we are determining the best approach to get science-based answers to your important questions and your county agent is the first step in that process.
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