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2007 Commercial Meat Goat Forage Performance (Buck) Test Report

This is a report summarizing the results of the 2007 meat goat “buck test.”

2008 Commercial Meat Goat Forage Performance (Buck) Test Report

This is a report summarizing the results of the 2008 meat goat “buck test.”

2009 Commercial Meat Goat Forage Performance (Buck) Test Report

This is a report summarizing the results of the 2009 meat goat “buck test.”

2010 Commercial Meat Goat Forage Performance (Buck) Test Report

This is a report summarizing the results of the 2010 meat goat “buck test.”

2011 Oklahoma Forage-Based Buck Test Report

This is a report summarizing the results of the 2011 meat goat “buck test.”

2012 Oklahoma Forage-Based Buck Test Report

This is a report summarizing the results of the 2011 meat goat “buck test.”

Birthing Kit for Goats

This is a list of materials to have on hand during goat kidding.

Brush Control with Goats

This is a report on a five-year project that evaluated goats as an alternative to chemical and mechanical means of brush control. It covers fencing, facilities, breeds, stocking rate, animal…

Dewormers and Dewormer Resistance; Introduction to Eye Scores

This is a presentation by David Sparks, D.V.M., from a 2011 meat goat field day, covering the growing problem of dewormer resistance in the barber pole worm, and a monitoring-based…

Electric Fence for Small Ruminants

This NRCS fact sheet was used as a handout in the Oklahoma Beginning Farmer & Rancher program.

Forage Strategies for Small Acreages

This presentation by Chris Rice, from the Oklahoma Beginning Farmer and Rancher Program, discusses the management of forage for grazing animals on the small acreages typical of many Oklahoma farms….

Forages: What Goats Like and What They Don’t

This presentation describes goats’ feeding behavior and dietary requirements, with an emphasis on managing goats on pasture.

Goat Health Management Materials List

This list of goat health products used in the Kerr Center’s goat program includes notes on use and suppliers.

Home-Built Goat-Working Pens Diagram

This is a diagram, from a 2010 workshop at the Linda and Dave Sparks farm, of the low-cost pens that the Sparks built for working their meat goats.

Integrated Parasite Management for Your Goats

This is a presentation from a 2011 meat goat field day, covering in detail the biology of the barber pole worm as well as various approaches to managing this meat…

Managing Goats for Herd Health

This presentation describes a holistic approach to goat health management, and includes a list of related resources.

Multiple Species Grazing in Oklahoma

This is a presentation by David Sparks, D.V.M., from the 2008 Future Farms conference. It makes an economic case for adding goats to existing cattle operations, and addresses diet, predator…

Oklahoma Forage-Based Buck Test Summary Report: First Five Years (2007-2011)

This is a report summarizing the results of the first five years (2007-2011) of the meat goat “buck test.”

Parasite Control: The Value of Multi-species and Rotational Grazing

This presentation covers ways to use grazing rotations and stocking of multiple livestock species to manage parasites in meat goats.

Reproduction and the Bottom Line

This presentation discusses the management of goat reproduction to maximize profits.

Selection Procedures for Meat Goat Breeding Programs

This presentation by David Sparks, D.V.M., from the Oklahoma Beginning Farmer and Rancher Program, discusses the selection of breeding stock in meat goat operations. It covers goal setting, importance of…

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