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    This program provides educational opportunities and technical training and guidance to goat and sheep producers throughout the state of Florida.

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In 1983, Florida A&M University (FAMU), College of Agriculture and Food Sciences (CAFS) recognized the role meat goats could play in complementing existing agricultural production systems. Faculty and staff at FAMU therefore, shifted their research and extension efforts to evaluating goat production as an alternative enterprise for small-scaled farmers. Nutrition and reproduction studies provided valuable data on the economics of raising goats under optimum conditions. Other studies were conducted to determine the cost-effectiveness of raising goats under alternative production systems, evaluating goat production through the intromission of Boer genetics and determining the effects of diet and management on carcass traits, composition and palatability of young goats.


National Goat Conference

2017 National Goat Conference

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             February 17th- 19th, 2017

On behalf of the National Goat Consortium planning committee, an initiative of the 1890 land-grant institutions, it is a pleasure to announce the third National Goat Conference. This event will be held at Tuskegee University at the Kellogg Center in Tuskegee, Alabama. More information is coming soon!!!


Small Ruminant Calendar

Personnel at Florida A&M University  have found this calendar beneficial in maintaining optimum health and increasing production levels in the university’s goat herd. However, this calendar should only be used as a guideline for managing your herd or flock  during the course of the year. Keep in mind that environmental conditions vary from region to region, so some of the activities that are recommended for producers in the southeast, particularly in Florida (i.e., Vitamin E/Se: the soil is deficient in selenium in the state of Florida) may not be applicable for animals raiseded in other regions in the U.S. Furthermore, economics may also play a vital role in which practicesare feasible and practical for your farm and which are not. Click here for calendar.


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