Goats 101

Event Details


May 1 - May 2, 2023May 8 - May 9, 2023






Southwest New York Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops Program

New to goats and have questions? Thinking about getting goats and want to learn more before getting started? This series is for you!

Compact, hardy, and endlessly entertaining, goats can be a great addition to any farm or homestead. Their unique nature positions them well to fit niche roles and markets. This series of 4 online workshops reviews goat production and management for beginners. Key management concepts will be reviewed using pre-recorded, interactive videos. 

The series schedule is:

Monday, May 1st: Evaluating a Goat for Purchase

Learn how to select a healthy, sound animal that will fit your production and enterprise goals.


Tuesday, May 2nd: Health and Hoof Trimming

Discover the unique health challenges of goats and ways to manage them to improve their well-being and productivity. We will also review how to evaluate and trim goat hooves.


Monday, May 8th: Pasture Management

Explore how pasture management is key to help maintain and improve the health and productivity of your herd.


Tuesday, May 9th: Kidding and Reproduction

Are you ready for your goat to give birth? Learn about reproductive cycles, creating an ideal kidding environment, signs of labor, safe delivery, and what to keep in your kidding kit.


All workshops in the series will be held from 7:00pm - 8:30pm online via Zoom. Registration for this series is free, but pre-registrations are required and can be made by visiting https://tinyurl.com/goats101 or by contacting Kelly at 585-268-7644 ext 10 or klb288@cornell.edu. The webinars will be recorded and sent to all registrants for future viewing.

Please bring your questions. We're looking forward to seeing you there! 

Goat 101 Flyer (PDF; 1306KB)

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