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Worcester County Fair

Friday, Aug. 9, 2013 - 11:00am to Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013 - 4:00pm
Byrd Park Snow Hill
Come one Come All to the 2013 Worcester County Fair! August 9th,10th and 11th. Arts & Crafts, Cake Auction, Talent Show, Demonstrations, Entertainment, Food, Games, Livestock,Horse Show, Pony Rides. For more information contact the Worcester County Fair at

Somerset County Fair

Monday, Jul. 22, 2013 (All day) to Sunday, Jul. 28, 2013 (All day)
Somerset County Civic Center & Fairgrounds
Fair books are now available at the Lower Eastern Shore Extension offices at 30730 Park Drive in Princess Anne. Entry forms can also be accessed and printed online at The deadline to register for the fair is July 1 st .

Diatomaceous Earth (DE)

Is it an effective natural anthelmintic for sheep and goats? A review of the scientific literature Diatomaceous earth (DE) , the skeletal remains of single-cell algae, is often touted as an effective and alternative anthelmintic for sheep, goats, and other livestock. DE is said to kill worms by...

Comparing Feed Costs

It is getting increasingly expensive to feed sheep, goats, and other livestock. Even if you grow your own feed, there can be significant costs, including opportunity costs (selling the feed vs. feeding it). All producers should know how to compare feed costs and balance least-cost rations for their...

Hydroponic Fodder — Is it a viable option for feeding sheep, goats and other livestock?

Although the methods of hydroponic fodder production date back to the 1930's, there is renewed interest in hydroponic fodder as a feedstuff for sheep, goats, and other livestock. Hydroponics is a ... more ››

2013 Maryland 4-H Livestock Round-Up

Monday, Jul. 1, 2013 - 6:00pm to Wednesday, Jul. 3, 2013 - 7:00pm
Frederick County 4-H Camp and Activity Center
2013 Maryland 4-H Livestock Round-Up - Registration Open Register now! The 4th offering of the Maryland 4-H Livestock Round-Up will be held July 1-3, 2013 at the Frederick County 4-H Camp and Activity Center, Frederick, Maryland for 4-H youth, ages 8-18. Round-Up is being planned by a committee of...


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