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2023 Cornell Sheep & Goat Symposium in Ithaca, NY


2023 Cornell Sheep & Goat Symposium

  • Friday, October 27, 2023, 3:00 PM - Sunday, October 29@ 12:30 PM

Each year the Cornell Dept. of Animal Science puts on the Cornell Sheep & Goat Symposium. 

Co-sponsors for 2023 include the Cashmere Goat Association, Empire Sheep Producers Assoc. and the NYS Dairy Goat Breeders Assoc. The primary day will be Saturday, October 28th when several tracks will be conducted simultaneously focusing on the concerns of beginner versus experienced farmers or on meat vs. fiber vs. dairy enterprises. The afternoon and evening of Friday, October 27th consist of specific interactive workshops requiring advanced sign-up up while Sunday morning will feature a sheep and goat parasite workshop with FAMACHA certification.

The 2023 Cornell Sheep & Goat Symposium is scheduled for October 27th through 29th on the Cornell University campus in Ithaca, NY. Goat and sheep raisers and industry stakeholders are welcome to register for the whole event or individual days. Friday, October 27th is devoted to advance sign-up workshops on: 

1) learning to process sheep and goat for meat - Jess Waltemyer

2) Learning to do a field necropsy - Dr. Mary Smith DVM 

3) Demos and hands-on practicals for new goat and sheep raisers - Betsy Hodge and Dr. tatiana Stanton, and later in the afternoon or evening 

4) Intro to artificial insemination - Dr. Megan Bernard, DVM.

The program schedule, registration, and additional information on parking, etc. are available at both the Cornell Goat Program Website and the Cornell Sheep Program Website Registration deadline is Friday, October 20th. Please contact Barbara Jones at 607-255-7712 or with further registration questions.

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Barbara Jeanne Jones


Cornell University
Frank Morrison Hall
507 Tower Road
Ithaca, NY 14853

Last updated September 21, 2023