Mobile Processing Units for Small Ruminants
Join this tour of mobile processing units for small ruminants. Many small ruminant producers would like to add value to their product and market meat instead of the live animal. However, finding a processor for sheep and goats can be challenging. Often, small ruminant producers invest a great amount of time in transporting their animals to a processing plant and then returning to take delivery of the meat products. Several universities have purchased mobile processing units that are delivered to the farmer’s home and have personnel that provides varying degrees of assistance. However, each university requires that producers receive proper training prior to using the mobile processing unit. Learn how these universities serve small ruminant producers in their states.
Due to lingering and even spiking COVD19 infections in Oklahoma, and also due to a slower than expected pace of vaccinations, the 2021 Goat and Hair Sheep Field Day will not be held in-person but will be held virtually via Zoom.
Many people are tired of day-long Zoom meetings/conferences. So, last year’s popular theme of “Goat and Lamb Cookery & More” will continue, but be broken into smaller 2-to-4-hour segments spread over several weeks.