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Meat Goat Videos

  • How to Give Medication to Goats

  • Properly administering medications is one of the sessions taught at the OSU Meat Goat Boot Camp. JJ Jones OSU Southeast Area Ag Economist presents the proper way to administer medication to goats when giving the medication as a shot. JJ talks about how to read a label, how to draw the medication and where to give medications. JJ also talks about the difference between intramuscular and subcutaneous shots.

  • Predator Control

  • Predator Control is an educational presentation about the different methods used to control predators in a meat goat operation. Topics discussed include breeds of guardian dogs, llamas, donkeys, trapping, and lethal hunting methods. The presentation is delivered by Justin McDaniel, OSU Pontotoc County Ag Educator. The material presented comes from chapter 13 of the Oklahoma Basic Meat Goat Manual.

  • The Birthing Process for a Meat Goat Operation (Kidding)

  • Kidding is an educational presentation about how to prepare for when a female goat is going to give birth. Brian Freking OSU Southeast Area Livestock Specialist discusses when and where to kid, newborn nutrition, when to wean, and body condition scoring. The material presented comes from chapter 8 of the Oklahoma Basic Meat Goat Manual.

  • How to Trim Goat Hooves

  • This is an educational presentation that shows producers how to trim a goat hoof. Dr. Gene Parker shows the tools needed and the process used to trim goat hooves. This is one of the sessions taught during the Oklahoma Meat Goat Boot Camp.

  • Meat Goat Record Keeping

  • This is an educational presentation about the type of records for a meat goat operation that need to be maintained and how to maintain these records. JJ Jones OSU Southeast Area Ag Economist discusses the production and financial records that each goat producer should be keeping as well as the different type of record keeping systems that are available. The material presented comes from chapter 15 of the Oklahoma Basic Meat Goat Manual.

  • How To Tube A Goat

  • This is an educational presentation that shows how to tube a goat. JJ and Jean Jones show the tools necessary and how to properly insert a tube into a goat for feeding purposes.

  • How to Ear Tag a Goat

  • This is an educational presentation on how to ear tag a goat. Justin McDaniel OSU Pontotoc County Ag Educator demonstrates the tools needed and the proper way to place an ear tag in a goat. This is one of the sessions taught at the Oklahoma Meat Goat Boot Camp and is covered in chapter 14 of the Oklahoma Basic Meat Goat Manual.

  • How to Castrate a Male Goat Using an Elastrator (Banding)

  • This is an educational presentation on how to castrate a male goat using the elastrator method or commonly called banding. JJ Jones and Justin McDaniel show the tools necessary and the proper way to band a male goat. This is one of the sessions taught during the OSU Meat Goat Boot Camp.

  • Developing a Meat Goat Marketing Plan

  • This is an educational presentation on how to develop a meat goat marketing plan. JJ Jones OSU Southeast Area Ag Economist discusses the three W’s to marketing along with production and market situations that need to be considered when developing a goat marketing plan. This is one of the sessions taught during the OSU Meat Goat Boot Camp.

  • How to Age a Goat

  • This is an educational presentation that shows producers how to tell the age of goat. Dr. Gene Parker shows how to tell the age of a goat by looking at their teeth. This is one of the sessions that is taught at the Oklahoma Meat Goat Boot Camp.

  • Hay and Forage Evaluation

  • This is an educational presentation that discusses the proper ways to evaluate hay and forages. The discussion is led by Brian Freking OSU Southeast Area Livestock Specialist and Brian Pugh OSU Northeast Area Agronomist. This is one of the sessions taught during the OSU Meat Goat Boot Camp.

  • Farm Business Planning 101

  • This is an educational presentation that discusses the six steps to developing a business plan for a meat goat operation. The six steps discussed are: 1) Mission Statement; 2) Goals; 3) Key Planning Assumptions; 4) Organizational Management; 5) Marketing and 6) Financial Plan. JJ Jones OSU Southeast Area Ag Economist leads the discussion. This is one of the sessions taught during the OSU Meat Goat Boot Camp.

  • Goat Parasite Control

  • Dr. Steve Hart Langston University leads an educational presentation about the parasites that goat producers need to be aware of and the measures that can be taken to control them. This is one of the sessions taught at the Oklahoma Meat Goat Boot Camp.

  • Goat Nutrition

  • This is an educational presentation that discusses the nutritional needs of a meat goat. Brian Freking OSU Southeast Area Livestock Specialist leads the discussion on the basic nutritional needs of a goat and how to formulate rations to meet those needs. This is one of the sessions taught during the OSU Meat Goat Boot Camp.

  • Meat Goat Selection

  • Dr. Dave Sparks OSU Area Food/Animal Quality and Health Specialist leads an educational session about the characteristics producers should be looking for when operating a commercial meat goat operation. Selection criteria discussed includes kids produced, udder conformation, overall productivity, health concerns, and production record keeping. This is one of the educational sessions taught during the OSU Meat Goat Boot Camp.

  • Common Diseases and Vaccinations for Meat Goats

  • Dr. Gene Parker presents an educational program about the common diseases of meat goats and the vaccination protocols that can be used. Diseases discussed include tetanus, white muscle disease, overeating disease, soremouth, urinary calculi, pinkeye, pregnancy toxemia, footrot, and coccidiosis. This is one of the educational sessions taught at the OSU Meat Goat Boot Camp.

  • Forage Exercise for Goats

  • Brian Pugh OSU Northeast Area Agronomist presents an educational forage exercise when looking at providing a forage base for meat goats. Brian discusses many of options available for producers, what to consider when looking at these options and how to balance your options to meet your resources. This is one of the educational sessions taught during the OSU Meat Goat Boot Camp.

  • Body Condition Scoring for Goats

  • This is an educational presentation on how to use a body condition scoring system for meat goats. The presentation is done by Brian Freking OSU Southeast Area Livestock Specialist. Brian goes over a scoring system that goat producers can use to gage the condition of their goats. This is one of the sessions that is taught at the Oklahoma Meat Goat Boot Camp and is covered in the Oklahoma Basic Meat Goat manual.

  • Goat Fencing

  • This is an educational presentation on the various types of fencing that can be used in a goat operation. Brain Freking OSU Southeast Area Livestock Specialist discusses the different types of fencing that can be used in a goat operation. This is one of the sessions taught at the OSU Meat Goat Boot Camp and is a chapter in the Oklahoma Basic Meat Goat Manual.

  • Meat Goat Parasite Workshop

  • Dr. Dave Sparks OSU Area Food/Animal Quality and Health Specialist leads an educational presentation on the different methods used to control parasites in a meat goat operation. Dr. Sparks talks about the various medications that are available and the responsibility of the producers in following labels of these medications. This is one of the educational sessions taught during the OSU Meat Goat Boot Camp.

  • How to Disbud (Dehorn) a Kid Goat

  • This is an educational presentation on how to disbud or dehorn a kid goat. The presentation is led by JJ Jones OSU Southeast Area Ag Economist and his son Jacob Jones of Rockin Double J Boer Goats. They show you the equipment needed and the process of disbudding a kid goat.

  • Breeds of Meat Goats

  • This is an educational presentation about the various breeds of meat goats. Justin McDaniel OSU Pontotoc County Ag Educator identifies and discusses the various breeds of goats that can be used for meat production. The material discussed comes from Chapter 2 of the Oklahoma Basic Meat Goat Manual.

  • Basic Reproduction and Breeding Systems of Meat Goats

  • JJ Jones OSU Southeast Area Ag Economist leads a discussion about basic reproduction and breeding systems in meat goats. Basic reproduction talks about the does (females), bucks (males), and age at puberty. This presentation also talks about the differences line breeding, inbreeding and crossbreeding. The material presented comes from Chapter 7 of the Oklahoma Basic Meat Goat Manual.

  • Housing and Shelter Options for Meat Goat Producers

  • Justin McDaniel OSU Pontotoc County Ag Educator presents a discussion on the options available when providing housing and/or shelter for meat goat producers. Justin discusses the reasons why goat producers need shelter for their goats and some of the options that are available. The material presented comes from Chapter 4 and 5 of the Oklahoma Basic Meat Goat Manual.