The Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service offers a variety of meat goat educational programs and materials to meat goat producers in Oklahoma and across the United States.
The current educational programs and materials are listed below.
Oklahoma Basic Meat Goat Manual
The Oklahoma Basic Meat Goat Manual i s a basic meat goat production manual for new producers as well as producers that have raised meat goats for years. The manual consists of fifteen chapters that cover breeds of meat goats,
fencing, housing, corrals, meat goat selection, bucks and breeding, kidding, nutrition, forages, herd health, marketing, predator control, general herd management, and record keeping.
The manual is available from all OSU county extension offices or by contacting JJ Jones. Also by clicking on the link above each chapter will be available in PDF form.
Oklahoma Meat Goat Boot Camp
The Oklahoma Meat Goat Boot Camp is a three day camp that uses the combination of classroom exercises and hands-on instructions about the different production practices involved in a meat goat operation.
Production practices include but are not limited to ear tagging, castrating, tatooing, hoof trimming, electric fence building, forage testing, forage production, farm business planning,
nutrition, ration balancing, FAMACHA, determining fecal egg counts, herd health practices, kidding, neonatal care, reproduction and pregnancy determination
using ultra sound. Class size is small to facilitate teacher-participant interaction. Participants are also allowed to take extra time if needed with the hands-on exercises.
There is a registration fee of $150 per person and the participants are responsible for their rooming arrangements and meals not provided during the camp.
Click here for more information about the Meat Goat Boot Camp and details on how to register for the next camp.