Colorado State University Cooperative Extension, Department of Animal Sciences Host Meat Goat 101

Colorado State University Cooperative Extension and the university’s Department of Animal Sciences will host Meat Goat 101 from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Dec. 3 and 9 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Dec. 4 at the Animal Sciences Livestock Pavilion on the Colorado State campus.

The two-day workshop is designed to provide the most up-to-date information on meat goat health, reproduction, nutrition, facilities and management.

"There is significant interest in raising and marketing meat goats in the Front Range and Eastern Plains area," said Steve LeValley, Colorado State Cooperative Extension sheep and wool specialist. "This is a wonderful opportunity for those people to learn more about goat meat and gather tips on how to be successful in the industry."

Day one of the event will include in-depth information on raising, managing and marketing meat goats as well as live demonstrations.

Day two of the event will include expert advice on selection, fitting and showing and all aspects of evaluation and judges training. Speakers include Frank Craddock, Texas A&M; Joe Raft, Texas A&M Cooperative Extension; Kraig Peel, animal sciences professor at Colorado State; and Joann Bowen, Bowen Veterinary Medical Practice.

Due to limited spaces, registration closes Nov. 22. Day one is $60 for adults, $20 for youth. Day two is $100 for adults, which is limited to 25 adults, and $20 for youth. Day one and two combined is $125 for adults and $30 for youth.

For registration forms and more information about the event, contact Nancy Weiss at (970) 491-7604 or e-mail