Current issues addressed at meat goat symposium at Wilmington College

WILMINGTON, Ohio – The Professional Meat Goat Symposium will provide educational information on the most current topics of interest for commercial and seed stock producers of meat goats.
The symposium will begin at 6 p.m. June 22 at the Wilmington College Livestock Center and will continue through Saturday afternoon with featured presenters who will combine lecture along with hands on opportunities to enhance the learning experience.
Speakers. Richard Browning, research animal scientist at Tennessee State University, will share research results of doe-kid performance to weaning among Boer, Kiko and Spanish breeds.
Steve Hart, animal scientist at Langston University, will give a presentation on feeding the doe prior to breeding and during the three phases of pregnancy.
Maria Leity Browning, Extension animal scientist at Alabama A&M University, will discuss effective strategies for parasite management.
Mark Scarpitti of Amazing Graze Farm in Lancaster, Ohio, will discuss how he designed his forage management system for goats, which incorporates warm season forages.
Feed consultants and equipment vendors will be on hand, and participants will have the opportunity to view the Wilmington College meat goat operation.
Details. Participant cost is $25 per person for preregistration, which includes the Saturday meal. Registration the day of the event will be $35.
For more information and registration, visit http://ross.osu.edu/agriculture-natural-resources/ag-forms-files/07_meat-goat-symposium.pdf. or contact Tony Nye at OSU Extension Clinton County at 937-382-0901.

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