Area Extension Livestock Agents

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Kipp Brown (Statewide Small Rumnant Responsibilities)
Extension Livestock Coordinator, Animal and Dairy Sciences
P.O. Box 59
Carrollton, MS 38917
Voice: (662)-237-6926
Fax: (662)-237-6959

Area Extension livestock agents are:

Roy Higdon
Clarke County Extension Service
P.O. Box 109
Quitman, MS 39355
Voice: (601)-776-3951
Fax: (601)-776-1023

Mike Keene
Forrest County Extension Service
952 Sullivan Drive
Hattiesburg, MS 39401
Voice: (601)-545-6083
Fax: (601)-545-6173

Lance Newman
Northwest District Extension Office
101 Veterans Dr.
Oxford, MS 38655
Voice: (662)-234-4451
Fax: (662)-236-5704

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Filed Under: Forages, Goats and Sheep February 15, 2018

STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Those interested in running a sheep or goat operation can learn management and marketing techniques at a March 17 workshop at Mississippi State University.

Register now for the Small Ruminant Production Workshop that runs from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event is offered by the MSU Extension Service and Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station.

Filed Under: Goats and Sheep August 2, 2017

COLUMBUS, Miss. -- Goat and sheep producers in Mississippi are invited to attend a Small Ruminant Management and FAMACHA Training workshop later this month.

FAMACHA is an acronym for the Faffa Malan Chart, a system goat and sheep producers use to treat stock against barber pole worm. The workshop, hosted by the Mississippi State University Extension Service, begins at 6 p.m. Aug. 15 at the Lowndes County Extension office on 485 Tom Rose Road in Columbus.

Dewayne Smith checks one of his goats at his Greene County, Mississippi, farm Oct. 13, 2014. Smith is one of several Mississippi farmers diversifying their farming businesses by adding meat goats. (Photo by MSU Ag Communications/Kevin Hudson)
Filed Under: Goats and Sheep October 15, 2014

RAYMOND -- Goats are growing in popularity among Mississippi livestock producers who have limited acreage or want to diversify their farming business.

“Since 2012, the overall number of meat goats in the southeastern region of the state has increased,” said Mitch Newman, Greene County agricultural agent with the Mississippi State University Extension Service. “More small farmers want to raise livestock to supplement other income, and some landowners have fragmented property, which makes raising cattle unrealistic.”

Calhoun County 4-H member Mikayla Shelton prepares her Mississippi-bred grand champion light heavyweight goat, Ready Or Not, for his turn in the show ring at the Dixie National Sale of Champions Feb. 6 in Jackson. The 44 market goats, lambs, steers and hogs brought a preliminary total of $369,150, setting a new record. (Photo by MSU Ag Communications/Susan Collins-Smith)
Filed Under: 4-H, Youth Livestock, Goats and Sheep February 7, 2014

JACKSON – Young Mississippians took about 3,000 animals to Jackson to show at the Dixie National Livestock Show, but only 44 animals were judged worthy of competing in the annual Sale of Junior Champions.

Mikayla Shelton is one of hundreds of Mississippi youth who groom their goats, lambs, steers and hogs all year long in hopes they make it to the sale, and after five years of competing, the Calhoun County 4-H’er finally earned the spot she had coveted for so long.

Christian Thornton, left, shows a goat with support from Lafredrick Leggett, Dykarius Arrington and Clarke County 4-H Livestock Club member Jesse Miller during the Clarke County 4-H Special Needs Livestock Show Jan. 17 in Quitman. (Photo by MSU Ag Communications/Susan Collins-Smith)
Filed Under: Goats and Sheep, Family January 17, 2014

QUITMAN – When January rolls around, Clarke County 4-H’ers start lining up at Christy King’s door to participate in the livestock show for 4-H members with special needs.

“It’s so popular I have a waiting list,” said King, who is an agent with the Mississippi State University Extension Service in Clarke County.

The event pairs members of the Clarke County 4-H Livestock Club with local youth who have special needs. The show began 16 years ago but ended in 2003 when the original participants became adults.


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