COURTLAND — Even though there aren’t as many hog pens scattered across the countryside as there were 50 years ago, knowledge of rearing livestock is still a very important and essential skill and part of food and fiber production.
It also provides an avenue to impart some very important life skills to young people. Caring for livestock enforces elements of responsibility that are needed more than ever in today’s society.
Along these lines, the Southampton County 4-H Livestock Club is sponsoring a livestock clinic on Saturday Jan. 28, near Franklin.
Veterinarians will offer sessions on how to evaluate feed, how to interpret the health certificate for cattle, as well as a host of other current topics related to the care of livestock.
Youth ages 5-19 with an interest in livestock and their parents are encouraged to contact the Southampton Extension Office at 757-653-2572 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up.