Released July 10, 2008
FARGO, N.D. -- The North Dakota State University, University of Minnesota and South Dakota State University Extension Services have teamed up to sponsor the second annual North Central Tri-state Meat Goat Conference on Sept. 26-28 in Alexandria, Minn.
This conference is open to anyone with an interest in meat goat production, including new and experienced meat goat producers, Extension educators, veterinarians, agricultural businesses, 4-H and FFA members and team leaders, and university researchers.
Topics that will be covered include goat health, nutrition, breeding management and artificial insemination, selection of meat goats for breeding stock, show tips and techniques, and Midwest marketing strategies and opportunities.
Justin Luther, NDSU Extension Service sheep specialist and reproductive physiologist, will be one of the speakers. Other presenters include Susan McClanahan, University of Minnesota small-ruminant specialist; Fred Homeyer, internationally known Boer goat judge, Robert Lee, Texas; Tess Caudell, Kentucky Department of Agriculture; and Terry Hutchens, University of Kentucky Extension meat goat specialist.
In addition to educational workshops and demonstrations, conference participants will be able to visit with vendors, meet and socialize with other meat goat producers and attend a Texas-style meat goat barbecue. The conference will conclude with a “best of the best” Boer goat sale.
For more information about the conference, contact Luther at (701) 231-7993 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Brenda Postels in the University of Minnesota Extension Service’s Wright County office at (763) 682-7381 or email@example.com. Information also is available online at http://www.extension.umn.edu/meatgoats
Contacts: Justin Luther, (701) 231-7993, firstname.lastname@example.org
Ellen Crawford, (701) 231-5391, email@example.com