Dairy Goat Herdsmanship
How to raise and keep goats for beginners
This beginner's workshop will teach you: Types of goats
What to feed dairy goats
How to milk a dairy goat
Raw milk verses pasteurized milk
How to use extra milk (simple cheese making)
Dairy goat or dairy cow shares
How to feed goat kids
How to maintain a healthy goat herd
How to disbud and castrate (season permitting)
Basic First Aid and medications
Natural and Herbal deworming
This is a perfect workshop for people looking for hands-on experience with dairy goats
and meat goats. This workshop class
demonstrates not only small scale homestead management, but also why dairy goats lend themselves so well
to sustainable living projects and goals.
starts at 6:30 am (sharp) in the milking parlor where we hand milk after which babies are fed (seasonal).
A hearty family breakfast is served after morning chores.
You will learn about the various types of goats, their history and why they are ideal for
as an efficient homestead project.
You will also learn about the importance of holistic herd management, housing and fencing.
This class involves outdoor activities. Please wear long sleeves and pants and bring a wide-brimmed hat.
Be sure to bring appropriate
clothing for cold or rainy weather. No sandals or shorts allowed. Boots for work in pasture recommended.
Class Size: 10
Time: 6:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
This class is scheduled by appointment
Please bring a sack lunch.
This is an interesting "hands-on" class!
To reserve your space, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 989-736-7627
Payment may be made by cash or check.
"The Lord bless thee and keep thee...."
- Numbers 6:24