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January 25, 2013

goatbThere’s a lot of information out there about dairy goats. Much of it is generic information that doesn’t “fit” for the smaller herd or for people who just want healthier milk for their families. Yellow Goat Farm is offering a class that is tailored to people who want to keep a dairy goat for their family’s needs.milkingc

If you want more information on how dairy goats can fit into your busy family schedule, with tips on choosing the right goat, caring for, milking, and breeding one or two goats this class is tailored for you. While not claiming to be experts, Dominique and Shelly, the farmers at Yellow Goat Farm will share their ten plus years of experience raising dairy goats while raising their families and working outside jobs.

The class will meet at The Wild Ramp at 3 pm to go over a hand out/powerpoint presentation then caravan to the farm in Proctorville, Ohio.

Class will be $15. There is a discount for “Friends of the Wild Ramp”.  For more information on becoming a Friend of the Market click on this link.

Class size is limited to 15.

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Class cost is $15 with a discount to Friends of the Market. Class size is limited, so if you have interest, contact the Market now to enroll.  The phone is (304) 523-RAMP (7267). Shop hours are 10-6 Tuesday-Friday and 10-4 Saturday

8 Comments leave one →
  1. Roy Ramey permalink
    January 25, 2013 1:56 pm

    What is the date of this class?
    Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry

  2. January 26, 2013 3:10 pm

    I wish i was closer so i could attend this class!

    • January 26, 2013 4:51 pm

      From your blog I would think you know a lot of it already! *G*

  3. shelia saxton permalink
    January 30, 2013 2:54 pm

    I’m so sorry,but I can’t attend now.We’ve had an emergency and I have to deal with it.I’m hoping there will be another one later this spring.

    • January 30, 2013 6:58 pm

      Shelia, keep an eye on another time when The Wild Ramp will offer another class about goat ownership. There is interest so it will most likely be offered again later in the year.

  4. February 21, 2013 5:00 pm

    There are 2 dangers you have to deal with in goatkeeping.

    #1 is the urge to keep too many goats.

    #2 is the urge to start a dairy to justify keeping too many goats.

    Goatkeeping is a very labor intensive activity and requires serious comittment.

    Nearly as important as any management suggestions is that you must familiarize yourself with the channels you are going to dispose of your excess animals, because they WILL cause you more work AND expense!

    Really the most beneficial way of owning goats is to just own a few, just as much milk as you and your family or extended family might use. Use every bit of the milk, learn to use the meat from unwanted male kids. Try to keep your goats in a manner that you can recover the manure and use it for your garden.

    However many people dive in full throttle and the goats suck up all time needed to make cheese, have a garden or any other farming activity.

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