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Youth-4-H
4-H Dairy Goat Projects
By Cornell University
Feb 28, 2003, 3:07pm

http://www.ansci.cornell.edu/4H/dairygoat.html

The 4-H Dairy Goat project offers all aspects of care and management, plus an understanding of the workings of a living creature. Activities include public presentations, dairy goat quiz bowl, judging, fitting and showing, and dairy product identification, milk and milk quality, making ice cream, cheese, etc.

AUDIENCE: Youth 5 to 19 years of age.

NY State 4-H Dairy Goat Fact Sheets

  1. Why do I want to own a goat?
  2. The dairy goat breeds
  3. Buying a dairy goat
  4. Parts of the dairy goat
  5. Facilities for your dairy doe?
  6. Routine health care for your dairy doe
  7. Dairy goat identification
  8. Hoof trimming
  9. Disbudding
  10. All about castrating and urinary calculi
  11. Teeth and age of the goat
  12. Feeds for goats
  13. The digestive system of the goat
  14. Using math to see how well your goat is growing
  15. When will my doe kid?
  16. Reproductive problems of the doe
  17. Part I: Herd behavior
  18. Part II: Mating and maternal behavior

Also, the USDA provides a goat Project Guide for 4-H leaders

PRIMARY RESOURCES:

  • YOUR GOATS: A Kid's Guide to Raising and Showing Goats (by Gail Damerow, A Gardenway Publishing Book available through Storey Communications, Inc., Schoolhouse Road, Pownal, Vermont 05261) [Highly Recommended, extremely up-to-date, user-friendly and accurate]
  • 4-H DAIRY GOAT RECORDS AND LEADER GUIDE
  • 4-H DAIRY PRODUCTS IDENTIFICATION - Leader's Guide and Fact Sheets I, II, III, IV
  • 4-H DAIRY GOAT FACT SHEETS
  • YEAR-ROUND 4-H GOAT PROJECT

Available: 250 Morrison Hall, CU, Ithaca, NY 14853-4801

SUPPLEMENTARY RESOURCES:

  • Goats and Their Management - (Agriculture Canada Publication #1820/E)

Slide sets:

  • DAIRY GOAT MANAGEMENT (NEW HAMPSHIRE)
  • DAIRY GOAT MANAGEMENT (CALIFORNIA)
  • PRODUCTION AND MANUFACTURE OF DAIRY PRODUCTS
  • CHEESE IDENTIFICATION
  • REPRODUCTIVE MANAGEMENT OF DAIRY GOATS
  • GOAT SLAUGHTER - BACKYARD PROCEDURE

Videotapes:

  • LIFE ON A DAIRY GOAT FARM
  • FACILITIES
  • PREKIDDING MANAGEMENT/KIDDING MANAGEMENT
  • CARE OF KIDS: BIRTH TO WEANING
  • MAINTAINING HERD HEALTH/MILKING MANAGEMENT
  • MARKETING/OBTAINING FINANCING
  • DAIRY GOAT CLASSIFICATION
  • INTRODUCTION TO DAIRY GOAT PRODUCTION
  • FITTING AND SHOWING DAIRY GOATS
  • DAIRY GOAT JUDGING
  • GOAT DISEASES
  • GOAT TECHNIQUES
  • IDENTIFICATION AND NUTRITIONAL PROPERTIES OF DAIRY PRODUCTS
  • PRODUCTION AND MANUFACTURE OF DAIRY PRODUCTS

 

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