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Goat Education Day

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Goat Education Day will be held November 7, 2015 from 9AM-4PM

at the Tehama District Fairgrounds in Red Bluff California

 

This year's classes can be seen in the schedule (here) and include the following topics:

Dairy Herd management | Meat Goat Herd management |Livestock Guardian Dogs
Industry News and Information | Ranch and Farm Management | Goat health Issues
Nutrition | Artisan Classes | Youth Classes

Vendor Booths and Displays will also be there!

Registration is available online HERE. Paper registration is also available and can be found HERE.

Registration is $20 for adults and $5 for youth. Pre-register to avoid the $5/person late fee.

 

 

If you have any questions, please email or call Beth at

nicholsongang@snowcrest.net or (530) 347-7376

 

 

 

 

Goat Education Day is a phenomenal day of all things goat designed to meet the interest of all goat disciplines: meat, dairy, fiber, and packing.

It is held at the Tehama District Fairgrounds in Red Bluff, California. Classes are designed for everyone from the new owners to advanced goat breeders, and are taught by professors, veterinarians, and industry professionals on a huge range of topics. There are many vendors as well as a raffle.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at info@nvdga.org.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Flournoy teaching "Basic Herd Health" at Goat Education Day 2010

 

Previous Goat Education Days

 

GED 2009 - Our first Goat Education Day was held in 2009 at Shasta College in Redding, California and had a total  of 20 sessions. These sessions included fiber production, soap and cheese making, proper hoof trimming, and the incredibly popular packing with goats. We were expecting to have a total of 75 participants, and were pleasantly surprised with a total of 180! With such a positive response, it was clear we would organize another one for 2010!

 

 

GED 2010 - Because of the large number of participants in 2009, we made the decision to move to a bigger venue! GED 2010 was held at the Tehama District Fairgrounds in Red Bluff, California. Due to the increase in size, we were able to increase the number of sessions and doubled the number from the previous year. GED 2010 saw an addition of meat goat specific classes such as meat goat nutrition, carcass quality, and recipes which use chevon. We also had dairy classes such as more soap and cheese making, dairy fitting and showmanship, and judging dairy goats. 2010 saw the addition of a "Demonstration Loop" where there were ongoing demonstrations for a variety of subjects designed with youth breeders in mind. Along with the demonstration loop, a "Kid Silent Auction" was held, auctioning off quality dairy, meat, and pack goats. GED 2010 was a successful day and had a total of 600 attendees!

       Class Notes from GED 2010:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GED 2010 saw the addition of a Kid's Club children's area. Camille thinks it is a great place to hang out.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. McNab from UC Davis ultrasounds a doe at GED 2010

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GED 2011 - GED 2011 saw a number of changes including an increase in the number of participants to 650! There were "tracks" designed for meat breeders as well as the youth that attended, which combined with the dairy goat classes to make a total of 54 sessions! Another new addition to GED was the AI Tank Corral. Here, goat breeders from across the Western United States brought their A.I. tanks as a central meeting place for purchases. NVDGA paired up with NCMGA (Nothern California Meat Goat Association) to bring the first Special Reserve Meat and Milker Live Auction to Goat Education Day. During this live auction, over 40 head of quality breeding stock were sold. Money from this auction created an account for future educational days and youth programs.

   Class Notes from GED 2011:

 

 

Vendors were available throughout the day. Here, Sarah from C.L.G. farms sells goat milk soap.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Breakfast anyone?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GED 2012 - GED 2012 was a great success

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GED 2013 - Classes included:

  • At the Trailhead

  • Artificial Insemination Overview

  • Bella Fromaggi et Latte

  • Communicable Diseases

  • Consumer Perception of Goat Meat

  • Crafting Aged Cheese on the Farm

  • Dutch Oven Cooking

  • Fodder Solutions

  • Meat Goat Showmanship for Youth

  • Meat Goat Survey of Management Practices
    (Producer Problems and Constraints)

  • The Backyard Herd - New to Goats

  • Time to Boil Water!

  • Training to Pack
    From Kid to Seasoned Packer

  • Triage Medicine: Dog Bites, Wounds, Breaks, and More

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

North Valley Dairy Goat Association

P.O. Box 366, Red Bluff, CA 96080 

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