Information on managing dairy and meat goat productions, including tips for record keeping and weighing lambs and kids. Tips on silvopasturing and raising goats.
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Meat quality starts at the farm level with how a producer cares for those animals. Best management practices for handling animals, health care, nutrition and transportation all play a part in producing the meat products we enjoy so much.
There are many options for marketing sheep, lambs, wool, and goats in Pennsylvania. This ranges from marketing breeding stock, weaned lambs or kids, and finished market animals to marketing wool and value added products.
Cell-culture based production of meat is expanding in the food industry. Understand the potential impacts to your herd to prepare for this new frontier in meat production.
Interested in running a meat goat operation? Meat Goat Production and Management Home Study Course is for beginning producers and a great review for seasoned producers.
Youth will learn about "Reproductive Technology" and enhance their Showmanship Abilities at this overnight camp!
Discover production basics for raising sheep and goats.
By Larry Muller, James Delahoy
Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) occurs naturally in ruminant milk fat and meat, but diet changes can affect the amounts.
Penn State 4-H Educator, Bob Brown, reviews and emphasizes the importance of weighing in your lambs and kids.
By Robert J. Van Saun, DVM, MS, PhD, Lynn Kime, Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D.
Dairy goat production is an alternative livestock enterprise suitable for many small-scale or part-time livestock operations.
By Melanie Barkley, Lynn Kime, Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D.
Demand for goat meat, milk, cheese, and hide has steadily increased in the United States along with the proliferation of ethnic and specialty markets.