Goats

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Northeast Sheep & Goat Marketing Program

http://www.sheepgoatmarketing.info/

Department of Animal Science, Cornell University A library of marketing information to enable Northeastern producers to make informed decisions to improve the success of their enterprises. The web site has articles on marketing subjects and current marketing news items. Lists of Northeast slaughterhouses, along with information on whether they use sheep or goats, have been the first tools to be put in place. Additional information on dealers and other potential buyers as well as service providers will be added soon. Links to price reports from the USDA are in place and they are working to expand reporting from important local auctions in the region. For more information, contact Tatiana Stanton at (607) 254-6024.


Small Ruminant Marketing Listserv

A very active email discussion forum for producers of sheep and goats in New York State. Includes production as well as marketing discussions. To subscribe, address and e-mail your message to . For the message body, write the following line only: subscribe SRMARKETING-L firstname lastname Insert your own name where indicated. Do not include a signature or any comments. Leave subject line blank.


Maryland Small Ruminant Page

http://www.sheepandgoat.com/

University of Maryland The purpose of this web site is to provide information to sheep and goat producers and anyone else interested in sheep and goat production. The site consists of original documents and images as well as a comprehensive list of links pertaining to small ruminants.


Sustainable Goat Production: Overview

http://attra.ncat.org/attra-pub/goatoverview.html

Linda Coffey, Ann Wells, Richard Earles, National Center for Appropriate Technology, May 2001 Information about raising goats on pasture, marketing, profitability, and sources of further information and supplies.


Northeast Sheep and Goat Genetics Alliance

http://www.sheep.cornell.edu/links/industry/nesgga.html

Progressive New England, New York, and New Jersey sheep and goat producers have joined together to market live animals and semen backed by production records and high health standards. The Northeast Sheep and Goat Genetics Alliance, Inc. is offering high quality, healthy, performance tested sheep and goats along with an expanded collection of goat semen. In time, they expect to offer semen from exemplary rams as well as sheep and goat embryos. The Alliance membership encompasses many different breeds of sheep and goats and represents farms that have been successful in the show ring as well as commercial producers. However, all Alliance members have one basic trait in common: a commitment to market production tested, healthy animals and semen. Their goal is to raise the awareness of health, production, and genetic issues and to promote the superior genetics that are available in the Northeast. If you have questions about the superior genetics being offered by Northeast Sheep and Goat Genetics Alliance, Inc., or would like membership information, please contact Jean Walsh at.


Dairy


New England Dairy/Meat Goat & Sheep Directory

Center for Sustainable Agriculture, University of Vermont This directory was developed through the Center’s Small Ruminant Dairy Project, and lists producers, service providers, and resources for farming with dairy goats, dairy sheep, and meat goats in Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Rhode Island, Connecticut and Massachusetts. Producers are listed alphabetically by state/town, and indexed by breed; and service providers are listed alphabetically and indexed by state/town. The directory also lists resources including programs, associations, and periodicals. $5. To order, contact: Center for Sustainable Agriculture 63 Carrigan Dr. Burlington, VT 05405 Phone: (802) 656-5459 E-mail: 


Small Ruminant Dairy Project

http://asci.uvm.edu/newsletter/0202/small.htm

The UVM Center for Sustainable Agriculture is now offering a Small Ruminant Dairy Project Quarterly Newsletter. For more information on the Small Ruminant Dairy Project or to sign up for the newsletter please contact Carol Delaney at (802) 656-0915, UVM Center for Sustainable Agriculture, 63 Carrigan Drive, Burlington, VT 05405 or Carol.Delaney@uvm.edu. Previous issues may be read online at:www.uvm.edu/~susagctr/srdpnewsletter.html/


American Dairy Goat Association

http://www.adga.org/index.shtml

Information on dairy goat genetics, herd improvement, sire selection, and resources to connect dairy goat farmers with one another.


United Caprine News

http://www.unitedcaprinenews.com/

United Caprine News is the largest and best read periodical serving the dairy goat industry. In its 25th year of publication, United Caprine News has grown to become the industry’s leader in up-to-date news on everything from breeding, feeding and management, to health care and veterinary topics, club conferences and show dates, coverage of major shows and conventions, and the largest breeders advertising resource available in the industry. It is the only national caprine periodical published each month and has been the leader innovative coverage of dairy goat events which have been subsequently mimicked by other publications. $22.50 for one year, $40 for two years, $35 USD per year for foreign orders, $2.50 (cash/check only) for a sample copy. To subscribe, click here

http://www.unitedcaprinenews.com/subscribe.shtml

for an order form. All subscriptions must be prepaid by cash/check/money order/Visa/Mastercard. Send cash/check/money order to the address below and call (817) 297-3411 with all credit card information. United Caprine News P.O. Box 328 Crowley, TX 76036 Phone: (817) 297-3411 Fax: (817) 297-4101 E-mail: 


Meat


Cornell Small Farms Program “Raising Meat Goats” factsheet


Estimating the Sustainability and Productivity of a Meat Goat Operation on NY Pastures

http://media.cce.cornell.edu/hosts/agfoodcommunity/stanton-meatgoat.pdf

Tatiana Stanton, Cornell University The overall objective of this study was to evaluate the sustainability and productivity of the meat goat management system that evolved over time on their farm. The hope was to obtain some real figures that would be helpful to other pasture-based meat goat operations. Publication is in PDF format

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Empire State Meat Goat Producers Association

http://www.esmgpa.org/

Department of Animal Science, Cornell University The Empire State Meat Goat Producers Association is an organization of meat goat producers dedicated to the development of stable, prosperous meat goat enterprises under humane and environmentally sound conditions in New York State region.


Langston University Meat Goat Online Course

http://www.luresext.edu/goats/training/qa.html

Langston University Research & Extension offers a web-based training and certification in meat goat production.


New England Dairy/Meat Goat & Sheep Directory

Center for Sustainable Agriculture, University of Vermont This directory was developed through the Center’s Small Ruminant Dairy Project, and lists producers, service providers, and resources for farming with dairy goats, dairy sheep, and meat goats in Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Rhode Island, Connecticut and Massachusetts. Producers are listed alphabetically by state/town, and indexed by breed; and service providers are listed alphabetically and indexed by state/town. The directory also lists resources including programs, associations, and periodicals. $5. To order, contact: Center for Sustainable Agriculture 63 Carrigan Dr. Burlington, VT 05405 Phone: (802) 656-5459 E-mail: 


American Meat Goat Association

http://www.meatgoats.com/

Mission: “The purpose of this Association shall be to promote meat goats as a viable source of long-term, stable income in agricultural operations; to establish group breeding plans for the improvement of meat goats; and to enhance consumer demand at the retail level.” P.O. Box 676 Sonora, TX 76950 Phone: (915) 387-6100 Fax: (915) 387-5814 E-mail: 


Sustainable Goat Production: Meat Goats

http://attra.ncat.org/attra-pub/meatgoat.html

Linda Coffey, National Center for Appropriate Technology, February 2002 Topics include beginning a meat goat enterprise, selection, breeds, marketing, multispecies grazing, stocking rate, feeding, profitability, sample budgets, and case studies.

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