This roundtable explores how to determine body condition in goats.
The event will show participants how to tell if their does are either too thin (under-conditioned) or too fat (over-conditioned). Knowing how to properly score the body condition of their animals, goat producers will be able to adjust feed intake as well as improve fertility, kid survival, and milk production and avoid decreasing productivity. Participants will take home a body condition scoring card to help evaluate their goat herds.
The roundtables will offer a classroom style lecture for the morning session and hands-on exercises for the afternoon session. Pre-registration is required for both events.
The workshop costs $20 per person. Additional scoring cards will be provided at $2 per card. Registration fees include lunch and one set of materials.