Nebraska Extension in Cass County

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Goats and Sheep:

*NEW* this year 2018:  The official identification for all classes of goats and sheep is a Scrapie Tag.  No EID tags or 4-H tags are required for sheep and goats.

Before you can get Scrapie Tags, you must have a premise ID number and a Flock ID number, which the Department of Agriculture can assign to you.  Call them at 402-434-2300.  As long as their funds last, you can get Scrapie Tags free from them.  They also have a website you can visit at:  http://www.nda.nebraska.gov/animal/diseases/scrapie/index.html

YQCA

Nebraska 4-H requires all youth enrolled in livestock projects to complete annual quality assurance training through Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (YQCA).

YQCA is a national multi-species quality assurance program focused on three core pillars:

Nebraska Extension offers excellent classes, workshops and educational information on a variety of topics at the local Extension Office.  Take a look at our current options:

On-Farm Field Day "Using Drones for Corn Nitrogen Management" ... July 19th in Falls City, NE at the Stevens Farms

Solar Design and Installation Hands-On Workshop ... July 9-13th in Lincoln.  Registration and payment due by Friday June 29th at this link:  https://go.unl.edu/solardesign

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