2016 Ontario Goat Annual General Meeting & Producer Education Day

Ontario Goat would like to thank everyone who came out on February 24th and made our 2016 AGM and Producer Education Day a success!

Click here to review our 2015 Annual Report.

 AGM Agenda Highlights

Registration begins at 9:30 and the meeting is scheduled to end at 3pm

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  • Producer Panel Discussion: A group of goat producers will discuss how they use cost of production information to make improvements or efficiencies on their farms. Included in the discussion will be how they keep overall costs reduced by implementing best management practices and innovation on their farms.
  • Dr. Bradley White will discuss the results of newly completed research on genetic resistance and susceptibility to scrapie in goats, the risk to Ontario goat herds and the importance of surveying goats in the Province as the first step in moving herds towards resistant status.
  • Dr. Paula Menzies will be launching “A Guide to Udder Health for Dairy Goats”, designed to educate producers and other industry personnel on how to best maintain the health of the udder in order to produce high quality milk, with a focus on mastitis and other practices designed to keep the herd healthy.
  • Jillian Craig will present on the economics of raising dairy buck kids, focusing on the importance of colostrum, feeding management, and health and welfare in order to market kids successfully.