A field day for livestock producers was held at Windmist Farm in Jamestown, RI. Attendees learned about Best Management Practices for pasture and weed management as well as how to foster livestock health and minimize antibiotic use.
Speakers included Dennis Thibeault, DVM of Green Valley Vet Services, who described ways to minimize livestock antibiotic use. Katherine Petersson of URI Fisheries, Animal & Veterinary Science Department spoke on gastrointestinal (GIN) parasites with good pasture management. Eric Boettger of USDA NRCS Resource Conservationist spoke on pasture management and Carl Sawyer, URI Research Associate, identified pasture weeds and their management and risks to livestock. [Read more here.]