These are the forages we use to provide high quality, permanent pastures for meat goats.
The proper feeding of meat goats is important for keeping them healthy and productive. The most efficient way to feed goats is to let them harvest their own feed from good quality pasture forages.
There is very important genetic material in each of the meat goat breeds. Each breed needs to be promoted and improved so they can contribute to the genetic base of our commercial meat goat herd.
Breed for hardiness, resistance to internal parasites (worms in the intestinal tract,) fertility, and mothering ability (important characteristics for determining the profitability of meat goats.)
The main challenges for meat goat producers are fencing, predator control, and controlling internal parasites (stomach worms.) Each of these challenges is unique to raising goats.