$30 – $40

Goat Herder - Advanced Topics for Breeding and Milkng Dairy Goats

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Dawson Gap Farm

14079 Mountain Rd

Hillsboro, VA 20132

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What's better than one goat? Lots of goats! Take your small goat herd to the next level by learning the knowledge you need to breed goats and produce milk for your homestead. Once you have established ownership of dairy goats on your farm, this workshop will chart the coarse for you to multiply and increase your goat herd, and open the door for your family to enjoy your own fresh milk.

We have taken our years of experience of breeding and showing dairy goats with our six children, and put together an informative workshop of classroom instruction, and hands on demonstrations to train you in the fundamental care you will need to get started with goats. Learn from visual presentations, and hands on demonstrations with goats on a working family farm.

Topics we will cover:

  • When to begin breeding
  • Planning and understanding goat fertility
  • What about bucks? Options and strategies
  • Pregnancy, care and management
  • Preparations for kidding
  • The Big Day, welcoming kids into the world
  • Caring for young goats
  • When and how to begin milking
  • Milking logistics
  • Safe handling of milk for the homestead
  • Considerations on management of a growing herd

Our workshop will be held in the Dawson Gap Farm Store rain or shine. Register early to reserve your spot at this event which will be limited to 20 participants. There is a discounted rate for family members attending the same workshop.

Participants for this advanced Goat Workshop should already be established goat owners, or graduates of our introduction level goat workshop "Family Goat."

Children 10 yrs and older are welcome with an accompanying parent at the Family Member price. Children under 10 may come with a parent at no charge, but there is no child care provided, and if children are disruptive you will be asked to excuse yourselves.

Registration is just $40 Adult/ $30 Family Member


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What can I bring to the event?

Dress for the weather of the day as we will spend some time outside. Feel free to bring your camera, as well as a way to take notes, snacks or drinks.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

You can find us at www.DawsonGap.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/dawsongap feel free to call, email or message.

What's the refund policy?

If you need to cancel due to illness, or family emergency we will credit your registration towards another Dawson Gap Farm Workshop.


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