Livestock Guardian Dog Field Day set for May 13 in Ozona

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Spring Livestock Watchdog Day is May 13 in Ozona.

Livestock Guardian Dog Field Day is scheduled for May 13 in Ozona. Pictured, Queenie protects her proteges at the Texas A&M AgriLife Sonora station. (Texas A&M AgriLife photo by Bill Costanzo)

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Livestock Watchdog, LGD event will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Crockett County 4-H Barn, 1305 Avenue AA.

The cost is $25 per person, or $40 per couple, if registered before May 6. After that date, the cost is $35 and $50, respectively.

To register, contact the AgriLife Extension office in Crockett County at 325-392-2721.

The event will include workshops on livestock guard dog health care, nutrition, management support technology, a producer panel and a tour of the ranch.

Livestock guard dog breeders and exhibitors will be on hand. Morning refreshments will be sponsored by the Texas Farm Bureau and lunch will be provided by sponsor Capital Farm Credit.

Livestock Guard Dog Topics, Speakers

  • The Good, Bad and Ugly of LGDs – Reid Redden, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension Sheep and Goat Specialist and Director of Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, San Angelo.
  • Technology to help manage LGD – Bill Costanzo, Research Specialist AgriLife Research LGD, San Angelo.
  • LGD Feeding and Feeding Stations – Costanzo.
  • Canine Health Care – Barbara Theis, DVM, Eldorado Animal Clinic, Eldorado.

For more information, visit the LGD website or LGD Facebook page.

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