Throughout the year we tried to have events that will help in the raising and even the starting in raising of goats on a farm. We have a few classes that deals with the most important questions: How to Deal with Raising Goats These classes happen a few times a year. We will present to you an approximately 2-3 hour seminar on basic goat care, breed information and show preparation. We are able to have these classes when requested and we DO have them at least least around the beginning of meat goat season in Georgia.
We will try and cover the following topics in discussion: 1) Establishing & maintaining health status in your herd. (Feed and Nutrition and Needed Records to Keep) 2) Pasture/fence requirements (Predator Control, Fence Types and Field Rotation) 3) Breeds of goats (the following breeds will be represented either in crosses or pureblood, Full Blood Kiko, Boer, Myotonic, Angora/Cashmere, Saanen, Lamancha) Not in depth breed discussions .
5) Establishing and maintaining a high health status in your herd. (Biosecurity, Record Keeping and Things to Look For)
6) Basic health care and maintenance (We are NOT veterinarians, nor do we have the experience or training to diagnose or treat your animals. We recommend that any time you are unsure of what may be wrong with your animal that you consult your local veterinarian)
7) Optimizing management to meet farm goals (choosing a production system, choosing breeds, production quality standards and marketing)
8) Hands on demonstrations involving hoof trimming, administering oral and injection medications, taking a goat’s temperature and identifying the parts of a goat (This may vary in each segment of the demonstration) I do these because when I started in goats there was no real good answers out there on question that I had. I hope and have seen over the past years that there are other out there with the same question I had when I started. I enjoy and hope the passing on of this type of a few on one classes have and will help. So, if you’re in the look for and want one to contact me. You can even subscribe, and I will get the times to you. If you want call and we can even set up a class.
Our class and seminars have hands on so we can make it easier for you can take the informationhome with you that you have learned. As in any situation all participants must sign a release of liability form that releases the farm of all potential accidents and/or situation that could happen. As you know dealing with animals anything can and usually do happen.
As you see it is just that. UP CLOSE & PERSONAL . These are not times were you just get to back and watch. This gives everyone the chance to take home as must as they can. I believe in a teaching method that I retain the most from. It is the SEE ONE, DO ONE, and teach one. You are able to experience the first two at the farm while it is fresh on your mind.