Santa Rosa event to give a leg-up on hoof health

September 11, 2017 by  

Farmers from Santa Rosa and the surrounding areas who are interested in learning new ideas about how to care for their flock may wish to make plans to attend an upcoming event that will put a spotlight on sheep.

Carleen Weirauch, who is a shepherd, dairy operator, and co-owner of Weirauch Farm and Creamery, will be facilitating a workshop that will include an in-depth discussion of sheep hoof health and how it can be maintained. She will give details and tips about health trimming, and also information that the attendees can use to make sure they are able to keep up with this task that needs to be performed seasonally.

All the supplies that are needed to participate in the instruction will be provided, including trimming supplies and gloves. The students will be encouraged to ask questions and share best practices, and there will be lots of time for discussion. Attendees are advised to wear long pants and appropriate footwear for the farm, and are asked to leave their furry friends at home for the day, as they may upset the sheep and other livestock. A printing company will be able to supply any printed materials needed for an event like this.

October 1 has been slated as the date for this educational event, which will be held at 5200 Petaluma Road. More details and an opportunity to register can be found by contacting the organizers through their website.