ECAA Roundup 9/16/2022

September 16, 2022

Breakfast and a Fair
Come to the Homestead Fair early to enjoy a pancake breakfast while the vendors setup beginning at 7:00 a.m. then stay for the main event beginning at 9:00 a.m. There are still a few vendor spots left. To sign up go to: https://elbertcountyagalliance.org/fair/.

Randy Kochis Ranch Auction This Saturday
Randy Kochis has sold their animals and decided to liquidate their ranch related items. The auction will be held at 215610 Cheryl Grove in Peyton this Saturday at 10:00 a.m. Sign up begins at 9:00 a.m. For a list of auction items go to https://mhbarauction.com.

How high can goats jump?

Horses Know How to Read a Room
This may come as no surprise to horse people, but scientists in Canada have shown that horses can differentiate between human facial expressions and have preferences in how they are approached. Check out the article here: https://www.mdpi.com/2076-2615/12/18/2331/.

Navigating Avian Influenza: From Prevention to Recovery
On Thursday, September 22, 2022 from 12:30-1:30 p.m. you can learn from USDA and other experts about how to keep your flocks safe from highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI). This session is for enthusiasts, farmers, educators, and anyone interested in signs and symptoms of HPAI, what to watch out for during fall migration, and how to develop an effective biosecurity and response plan. Hear about one educational farm’s experience managing a potential HPAI outbreak and get tips on how to keep your poultry flocks safe. Register now at www.bit.ly/APHISWebinar_Sept2022_register.

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Trivia Answer: Five feet