Goats 101 Webinar Archive

Amy Barkley, Livestock Specialist
Southwest New York Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops Program

May 16, 2023
Goats 101 Webinar Archive

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 recorded webinars reviews goat production and management for beginners. Key management concepts are reviewed using pre-recorded, interactive videos. 


Evaluating a Goat for Purchase

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

 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33fjqBfV27k&list=PLxejmk0aFCq_IMP8XhEuYaqpYjsYlhhpp


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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLf-Pj6NtM4&list=PLxejmk0aFCq_IMP8XhEuYaqpYjsYlhhpp&index=2

 

Pasture Management

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTvia0S7nsE&list=PLxejmk0aFCq_IMP8XhEuYaqpYjsYlhhpp&index=3

    

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.

-  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4d_IA3pe40&list=PLxejmk0aFCq_IMP8XhEuYaqpYjsYlhhpp&index=4




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