The University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension (UNH) will hold a Dairy Goat Seminar, “Goat Nutrition” in conjunction with the New Hampshire Farm and Forest Exposition in Manchester, New Hampshire Feb. 7. The session will cover the basics of how a goat’s digestive system works, nutrient requirements, understanding feed composition and how to balance a ration.
“Feeding goats is more than offering them a lot of feedstuffs, but it is giving them the balance of proper nutrients for maintenance, growth, reproduction, and milk or meat production,” said John C. Porter, UNH Extension Professor and Dorothy Perkins, UNH Cooperative Extension Educational Program Coordinator, Food and Agriculture in a joint statement. “Feeding goats is more than offering them a lot of feedstuffs, but it is giving them the balance of proper nutrients for maintenance, growth, reproduction, and milk or meat production.”
The seminar will be seated by Perkins, Phil Cassette of the American Dairy Goat Association and district directors Cliff Parker and Tom Cox as well as UNH Dairy Specialist and Professor Peter Erickson.
Registration, at the door, is $5 per family and children of 4-H age are admitted free. The proceeds go toward the conference and 4-H dairy goat activities. For more information, visit nhfarmandforestexpo.org