K-State to host Kansas Junior Meat Goat Day on March 23

2013-03-04T08:40:00Z K-State to host Kansas Junior Meat Goat Day on March 23 Midwest Producer
March 04, 2013 8:40 am

MANHATTAN, Kan. - Kansas State University will host the Kansas Junior Meat Goat Producer Day on March 23 in Weber Arena in Manhattan.

"The Junior Meat Goat Day is an interactive way for young producers to learn about meat goat production and management practices," said Kristine Clowers, youth livestock coordinator with K-State Research and Extension. "While the program includes information that would be beneficial for youth who show goats in 4-H and other competitions, it's also helpful to anyone who is interested in raising meat goats. This year, participants will learn about selection, nutrition, health and show ring practice."

Registration begins at 8:45 a.m., with the program starting at 9:15 a.m. Presentations will include: Market/Breeding Goat Selection; Facilities; Health and Wellness; Market/Breeding Goat Nutrition; and Market/Breeding Fitting and Showing. A non-competitive Meat Goat Skillathon will be available for youth to participate in, which includes identification of feeds, equipment used for general goat care, wholesale meat goat cuts, and breeds. The day ends with an awards ceremony.

The cost to attend is $15 per person if paid by March 8 or $20 after that date. Participants will receive a t-shirt, lunch and a Meat Goat Show Guide, although those who register after March 8 cannot be guaranteed a t-shirt.

The event is sponsored by K-State Research and Extension, Mulberry Meadows Boer Goats, the Kansas Meat Goat Association and Valley Vet Supply.

More information is available online at http://www.asi.ksu.edu/p.aspx?tabid=58 and scroll to "Important Deadlines/Calendar" or by contacting Kristine Clowers at clowers@ksu.edu or 785-532-1265 or Brian Faris at brfaris@ksu.edu or 785-532-1255.

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