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Dairy Goat Herdsmanship
How to raise and keep goats for beginners

This beginner's workshop will teach you:

  • Types of goats
  • What to feed dairy goats
  • How to milk a dairy goat
  • Raw milk verses pasteurized milk
  • How to use extra milk (simple cheese making)
  • Dairy goat or dairy cow shares
  • How to feed goat kids
  • How to maintain a healthy goat herd
  • How to disbud and castrate (season permitting)
  • Basic First Aid and medications
  • Hoof trimming
  • Natural and Herbal deworming

    This is a perfect workshop for people looking for hands-on experience with dairy goats and meat goats. This workshop class demonstrates not only small scale homestead management, but also why dairy goats lend themselves so well to sustainable living projects and goals.

    Class starts at 6:30 am (sharp) in the milking parlor where we hand milk after which babies are fed (seasonal).

    A hearty family breakfast is served after morning chores.

    You will learn about the various types of goats, their history and why they are ideal for as an efficient homestead project.

    You will also learn about the importance of holistic herd management, housing and fencing.

    goat herdsmanship class, Harrisville, MI This class involves outdoor activities. Please wear long sleeves and pants and bring a wide-brimmed hat. Be sure to bring appropriate clothing for cold or rainy weather. No sandals or shorts allowed. Boots for work in pasture recommended.

    Class Size: 10
    Cost: $85
    Time: 6:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    This class is scheduled by appointment

    Please bring a sack lunch.

    This is an interesting "hands-on" class!

    To reserve your space, email: quakerfarm@hotmail.com or call 989-736-7627

    Payment may be made by cash or check.

    "The Lord bless thee and keep thee...."
    - Numbers 6:24