2nd Annual Western NC Meat Goat Conference

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Make plans to attend the 2nd annual Western N.C. Meat Goat Conference on Friday October 27 th, 2023. The conference will focus on nutrition, genetic selection and parasite management to help improve your meat goat herd.

The conference will be held at the Western N.C. Ag Center Livestock Sales Arena, located at 1301 Fanning Bridge Road Fletcher, NC 28732. The conference is free and open to anyone interested in meat goat production. The conference precedes the 2nd annual Carolina Kiko Classic Goat sale which will be held at the same location at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday October 28 th , 2023.

More information about the event is available on the Carolina Kiko Classic website. Registration is not required but if you would like to give us a heads up that you will be in attendance or have questions you can send an email to banimaldoc@wilkes.net. If you would like to discuss the conference contact Fred Brown at 336-957-0286.

Meeting Agenda

  •  8:00-8:50 a.m. Diagnosing and Managing Internal Parasites: Fred Brown
    DVM, Stone Mountain Kikos
  •  9:00-9:50 Pasture Management as a Tool for Controlling Internal
    Parasites: Fred Brown DVM, Stone Mountain Kikos
  •  10:00-10:50 Selection Criteria for Kiko Meat Goats Part 1: An Peischel
    PhD. Goats Unlimited
  •  11:00-11:50 Selection Criteria for Kiko Meat Goats Part 2: An Peischel
    PhD. Goats Unlimited
  •  12:00-1:30 p.m. Lunch on your own
  •  1:30-2:20 Nutrition through life stages: Doe Nutritional Management:
    Emily Cope PhD. NC State Extension
  •  2:30-3:20 Nutrition through life stages: Weaning and post-weaning
    Nutrition: Emily Cope PhD. NC State Extension
  •  3:45-4:45 Roundtable discussion/question/answer session with
    presenters: Fred Brown DVM, An Peischel PhD., Emily Cope PhD.