The Oklahoma Meat Goat Boot Camp is a 3-day workshop that combines hands-on activities, classroom exercises, and traditional presentations to teach producers about the production, management and marketing of a meat goat operation.
Production practices include but are not limited to ear tagging, castrating, tatooing, hoof trimming, electric fence building, forage testing, forage production, farm business planning, nutrition, ration balancing, FAMACHA, determining fecal egg counts, herd health practices, kidding, neonatal care, reproduction and pregnancy determination using ultra sound. Class size is small to facilitate teacher-participant interaction. Participants are also allowed to take extra time if needed with the hands-on exercises.
There is a registration fee of $200 per person and the participants are responsible for their rooming arrangements and meals not provided during the camp.