The meat goat industry continues to grow each year but many producers still have difficulty making a profit with their goat operations. The annual Corn Country Commercial Meat Goat Conference will tackle that problem this year with a focus on issues that can turn farmers’ red ink into black.
The conference, sponsored by the National Kiko Registry returns to the fairgrounds in Corydon, Ind., October 6-7, 2023 and features some of the top small ruminant professionals in the country, as well as the opportunity to visit with dozens of experienced goat breeders.
This year the conference will be devoted to helping producers make their goat operations, large or small, more profitable. The conference is open to all who are interested in meat goats and there is no registration fee.
No matter if you are new to meat goats, an old hand, or a meat goat wannabe, this team of educators has the experience and the knowledge to help you take your meat goat production to the next level. At the conclusion of the conference, all those present will be treated to a free goat meat lunch.
If you are not familiar with the area, Corydon, Ind., is located across the river from Louisville Ky. Located in beautiful and historic Harrison County, attractions include wooded scenery, natural caverns, a civil war battlefield and a picturesque fairgrounds. To help get the most out of your trip, visit the county website at www.thisisindiana.org.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Friday, October 6
Dr. Fred Brown — Pasture Management as a Tool For Controlling Internal Parasites
Karen Brown — Pesky Paperwork
Lunch on your own
Dr. Quinn Baptiste — Nutritional Growth Management
Dr. Quinn Baptiste — Developmental Weaning
Dr. Fred Brown — Breeding Stock Selection
Social at the Barn — Meet and Greet. Light refreshments with a chance to chat with the consignors.
Saturday, October 7
Dr. Scott Bowdridge — Review of the 2023 WVU Buck Test
Dr. Scott Bowdridge — Benefits of Selection for Parasite Resistance
Last Chance to View the Animals
Goat Meat Lunch provided by NKR
2023 Cream of Crop Sale