Workshop to focus on meat goats for new, veteran producers
Purdue Extension and Kentucky State University Extension will host a one-day workshop on June 29 for new and veteran meat goat producers.
The Beginning Meat Goat Workshop will run from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Southern Indiana Purdue Agriculture Center, 11371 E. Purdue Farm Road, Dubois.
Presenters from both universities will cover selection and record keeping, health, body condition scoring, goat nutrition, soundness and selection, hoof trimming and vaccinations, predator control methods, fecal sampling and drenching and fencing concepts. Participants also will take a pasture tour and learn about forage topics, and will tour vegetation management research.
"This workshop will include both lectures and hands-on activities," said Mike Neary, Purdue Extension small-ruminant specialist. "It's designed for beginning producers but should have appeal to more seasoned producers as well."
Registration is $50 per person and includes lunch. Payment is due by June 20. More information and a registration form are available at http://www.ansc.purdue.edu/SH/ under "Upcoming Events."