Purdue Regional Goat meetings cover feeding, grazing
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - A workshop for producers with large or small operations and those who are considering raising meat goats is scheduled at four locations in February and March.
Purdue University's Regional Goat meetings take place at 6:30 p.m. (EST) Feb. 17-18 and March 3-4 around Indiana.
Mike Neary, Purdue Extension small ruminant specialist, will speak on feeding programs for meat goats. Regional grazing specialists from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service will speak on grazing programs.
The meetings take place at the following locations:
* Feb. 17 - Jennings County Library, 2375 N. Indiana 3, North Vernon
* Feb. 18 - Pike County Fairgrounds, 1211 W. Indiana 56, Petersburg
* March 3 - Greencastle Courthouse Annex Building, 209 Liberty St., Greencastle
* March 4 - Topeka Livestock Auction-Beef Arena, 601 E. Lake St., Topeka
Mark Kepler, educator, Purdue Extension Fulton County is coordinator of the meetings.
"We're beginning to see the number of meat goats increasing in Indiana, and the numbers have increased nationwide over the last several years," Kepler said. "There's more demand for using on acreage and working with an animal that's smaller."
No registration is required.
For more information, contact Kepler at 574-223-3397.
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