Tennessee-Alabama Small Ruminant Conference

Tennessee - Alabama Small Ruminant Conferences

Educating small ruminant producers in Tennessee and Alabama

The Tennessee - Alabama Small Ruminant Conference is an educational program for small ruminant producers to help them navigate the essential elements of productions and turn a profit. The annual conference is presented by University of Tennessee Extension and Alabama Cooperative Extension with support from the Southern Risk Management Education Center.

Proceedings from the 2016 conference are available below. The proceedings include presentations from university and industry experts as well as virtual tours of operations in both states.


2016 Proceedings


Virtual Tours


Marketing Live Animals for Custom-Exempt Harvesting and Processing

Retail and Wholesale Meat Sales Regulations

Ms. Megan Bruch Leffew, Extension Specialist - Value-Added Marketing, University of Tennessee

Genetics and Replacement Stock Selections

Dr. An Peischel, Assistant Professor and Small Ruminant Extension Specialist, Tennessee State University

Nutrition

Mr. Royce Towns, Ruminant Nutritionist, Tennessee Farmers Cooperative

Marketing and Production Contracts

Dr. An Peischel, Assistant Professor and Small Ruminant Extension Specialist, Tennessee State University

Treatment and Precentative Practices for Health Issues

Dr. Lew Strickland, Assistant Professor and Extension Veterinarian, University of Tennessee

Production Economics

Mr. J.J. Jones, Area Agricultural Economist, Oklahoma State University

Forage and Pasture Management

Dr. Ken Turner, Research Animal Scientist, USDA Agricultural Research Service

Setting up Marketing Cooperatives

Ms. Paula Burke, Extension Agent, University of Georgia

Market Outlook

Mr. J.J. Jones, Area Agricultural Economist, Oklahoma State University

Developing a Biosecurity Plan

Dr. Charlotte Rathert, Associate Professor and State Extension Specialist - Small Ruminants, Lincoln University

Carcass and Meat Quality Finished on Various Forages

Dr. Ken Turner, Research Animal Scientist, USDA Agricultural Research Service