Pests, Parasites, and Pastures: A Livestock IPM Workshop

Philo Ridge Farm, 2766 Mt. Philo Rd., Charlotte, Vermont 05445
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Susan Brouillette
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This summer workshop will give farmers an insight into ruminant pest and parasite management on their pastures and farms.

Ed Pitcavage and Isabelle Lourie-Wisbaum, land and livestock managers at Philo Ridge Farm, will share their experiences grazing cattle and sheep to achieve optimal pest and parasite control, as well as how they have managed winter lice populations using botanical treatments.

We will hear from UVM Extension Grazing Specialist Amber Reed, Extension Dairy Specialist Kelsie Meehan, and UVM Postdoctoral Research Fellow Bryony Sands. They will discuss ways that grazing management, alternative approaches, and IPM techniques can benefit livestock pest and parasite control for cattle and small ruminants.

12:00 p.m. Meet at the farm parking lot. We will head out to the pasture to discuss grazing practices and summer pests and parasites, and go to the barn to talk about winter management and lice control using botanical treatments.
2:00 p.m. Workshop wraps up at the parking lot.

View the detailed event flyer here.