Almost everyone loves watching the antics of a cute baby kid goat. In these three workshops, we will learn more about these farm favorites. The first focuses on the nine different dairy goat breeds recognized by the American Dairy Goat Association. We will learn about everything from ears to udders as we discuss the traits and personalities of the different dairy goats. We also will learn some basic information about keeping dairy goats. The second workshop discusses identifying and understanding the parts of a dairy goat, taking its vital signs, and performing routine care, such as trimming hooves. In the third workshop, we talk about identifying, judging, and selecting a dairy goat either as a family milker or a show prospect. Register by July 10.
Open to youth of all ages; open to Maine youth; maximum 15 attendees.
This event takes place over three consecutive Mondays, starting July 13 and ending July 27.
Sponsored by University of Maine Cooperative Extension.