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Organic Farming: Principles and Practices

Livestock 101 – Basic Handling

Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Misty Brook Farm in Albion, Maine
Fee: $100; $75 for MOFGA members

When considering value-added endeavors, medium to large livestock are often a valuable addition to an operation. Knowing proper handling and first aid techniques can save lots of money and grief. We would like to offer training on these topics by Jacki Perkins, a long-time homesteader and MOFGA's Dairy Specialist, and Henrietta Beaufait, a licensed, large animal homeopathic veterinarian.

Misty Brook Farm in Albion, Maine has graciously agreed to host this training. Their farm boasts a variety of amiable livestock, which are accustomed to intensive handling, and uniquely suited as a training tool, due to the excellent training by farm staff and family members.

We will help everyone leave the session with the confidence they need going forward to administer general first-aid, and have a confident, informed decision with a veterinarian, if necessary. Completing this training may also be a benefit to current or future employment.

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By Matthew McDermott – Just as Lester Brown writes about rising temperatures leading to rising food prices, a new report in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences details the connection, already evident and likely to become more so, between rising temperatures and declining rice yields in parts of Asia. It's decidedly not a pretty picture.
State invites input on plan to ban BPA
Portland Press Herald - 8/11/2010.
By Beth Quimby – The Maine Board of Environmental Protection will hold a public hearing on whether to ban the sale of baby bottles, sippy cups and reusable food and beverage containers that contain bisphenol-A at 1 p.m. Aug. 19 at the Holiday Inn and Ground Round in Augusta.
Puppies, kittens can’t be treated as badly as chickens
Kennebec Journal - 8/11/2010.
Letter by Elizabeth Vigue – Scott Knox’s letter (Aug. 1) stated that $4 per dozen is too much to pay for free-range eggs. He implies that low prices justify the methods employed by factory “farms.” Does he realize what kind of life “laying hens” have to endure?
Smiling Hill Farm’s owner sees tomato greenhouse as ripe opportunity
Portland Press Herald - 8/11/2010.
By Melanie Creamer – The owner of Smiling Hill Farm in Westbrook wants to develop a 20-acre greenhouse and grow millions of pounds of hydroponic tomatoes.
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