HOW-TO COOKING VIDEOS

From roasting, to grilling, and braising these are a series of videos that demonstrate many different techniques for preparing lamb.

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BEGINNING FARMER AND RANCHER STEWARDSHIP RESOURCES

Young and beginning farmers and ranchers are entering the animal agriculture industry at a time when the environmental impacts of their management decisions will be as important as their knowledge and skills in nutrition, reproduction, and business management. This page includes educational materials for teachers and a collection of resources on environmental knowledge and skills that beginning farmers and ranchers should develop.

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ORGANIC MEAT GOAT PRODUCTION 


ROGER MERKEL

 After completion of this module of instruction the producer should be able to interpret the standards for a certified organic meat goat operation and to review different websites to gain production information and knowledge. The producer should be able to evaluate the feasibility and economics of his/her meat goat operation becoming organic certified. The producer should know the steps required to obtain organic certification. The producer should be able to complete all assignment sheets with 100% accuracy and score a minimum of 85% on the module test.

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RAISING DAIRY GOAT KIDS

JOLENE BERG, PETER ROBINSON, DEBORAH GIRAUD

 Anyone who has worked with dairy goat kids knows that raising them, especially on a commercial scale, can be a challenging yet gratifying endeavor. Kids are the replacement animals that keep a herd at optimum production. It takes a lot of work and careful attention to produce a hard-working dairy goat from one of these bouncing babies. In this publication we have taken special care to include information pulled from other published literature as well as practical advice from experienced commercial herders who follow these methods.

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PREVENTING NAVEL ILL

JEAN SMITH

 The navel of the newborn is basically a hollow tube, which leads directly into the abdominal cavity and liver of the animal. It remains moist for several days after birth, making it easy for bacteria to gain entrance into the body. This is particularly likely, if the animal is born in unsanitary conditions. Therefore there are several management practices that can be preformed to keep your kids/lambs healthy.

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ANNUAL GRAZING CONFERENCE WILL HELP PRODUCERS IMPROVE FORAGES

Livestock producers, Extension educators and agribusiness professionals from around the Midwest interested in improving forages and pasture productivity should attend the Heart of America Grazing Conference Jan. 20-21. The conference will be at the Clarion Hotel, 2480 Jonathan Moore Pike, Columbus, Ind.  The conference, now in its 13th year, rotates among Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri and Ohio and features speakers from many states.

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