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XII International
Conference on Goats

The 12th International Conference on Goats “ICG 2016" will take place between September 25-30, 2016 in the city of Antalya, Turkey. The theme for the conference is “Contributions of caprine agrosylvopastoral production systems to society and the environment: different strategies for developing goat value chains to face global change", including a range of production systems with a focus on research and evidence for practice, and the contribution to delivery of quality goat products. Our keynote and invited speakers come from around the world, representing the very best in their fields of expertise. Additionally we will have presentations, both oral and poster, from colleagues in outreach, education, management and research. Poster sessions are organized to provide a forum for continued and extensive coverage of the topics addressed in the conference and provide the opportunity for young scientists to present their work. Click on the banner below to access the conference website

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ICG2016_39

XII International
Conference on Goats

The 12th International Conference on Goats “ICG 2016" will take place between September 25-30, 2016 in the city of Antalya, Turkey. The theme for the conference is “Contributions of caprine agrosylvopastoral production systems to society and the environment: different strategies for developing goat value chains to face global change", including a range of production systems with a focus on research and evidence for practice, and the contribution to delivery of quality goat products. Our keynote and invited speakers come from around the world, representing the very best in their fields of expertise. Additionally we will have presentations, both oral and poster, from colleagues in outreach, education, management and research. Poster sessions are organized to provide a forum for continued and extensive coverage of the topics addressed in the conference and provide the opportunity for young scientists to present their work. Click on the banner below to access the conference website

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State Fair 2015

NC State Fair 2015
October 15 - 25

Online and paper form entries will start on August 1st.  Online entry deadline: September 15, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. Paper entry forms must be postmarked or hand delivered by 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 15, 2015.  Once on the NC State Fair website (click on the hot link below), put the cursor on 'COMPETITION' and follow the links to find information concerning NC State Fair competition rules, judging schedule, how to register online, paper entry form, general & livestock exhibits FAQS, NC State fair market animal housing form, IAFE code of ethics form, NC born and bred forms, etc. NC State Fair 2015 Website

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NCSU Small Ruminant
Educational Unit

The Small Ruminant Educational Unit maintains a meat goat herd for on-going teaching and research at North Carolina State University.  Boer, Kiko, and Kiko-Boer cross goats are used for research trials in the fields of reproductive physiology, nutrition and parasitology. Polled Dorset and Katahdin are the two sheep breeds maintained at the unit. The first Polled Dorset ram, NCSU 402, was developed at this facility.Both goats and sheep are used for teaching and training animal science and professional veterinary students in laboratories. The facility and resident animals are also used by extension personnel for various trainings, 4-H and producer programs.

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Welcome to the NCSU
Meat Goat Website

Welcome to the NCSU Meat Goat Extension website.  On this page you will find publications about goat health, nutrition, reproduction and more.  

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ICG2016_39

XII International
Conference on Goats

The 12th International Conference on Goats “ICG 2016" will take place between September 25-30, 2016 in the city of Antalya, Turkey. The theme for the conference is “Contributions of caprine agrosylvopastoral production systems to society and the environment: different strategies for developing goat value chains to face global change", including a range of production systems with a focus on research and evidence for practice, and the contribution to delivery of quality goat products. Our keynote and invited speakers come from around the world, representing the very best in their fields of expertise. Additionally we will have presentations, both oral and poster, from colleagues in outreach, education, management and research. Poster sessions are organized to provide a forum for continued and extensive coverage of the topics addressed in the conference and provide the opportunity for young scientists to present their work. Click on the banner below to access the conference website

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2015 – Year of the Goat popular

The Goat (Chinese: 羊; pinyin: yáng) is the eighth sign of the 12-year cycle of animals that appear in the Chinese zodiac related to the Chinese calendar. The Year of the Goat starts MORE »

History of the NCSU Meat Goat Program

1987-1989   Drs. Jim Green and Paul Mueller from the Department of Crop Science acquired Brush goats (see picture below) primarily for the purpose of evaluating the potential for goats in brush control in MORE »

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Southern Forages: Changes, Challenges, and OpportunitiesThu Sep 3, 2015
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
Guilford County Extension Center, 3309 Burlington Rd, Greensboro NC 27405
— 6 days away
Ethnic Holidays and Goat Prices: Eid-al-Adha/Festival of SacrificeWed Sep 23, 2015 -
Sat Sep 26, 2015— 4 weeks away
NC State FairThu Oct 15, 2015 @ 3:00 PM -
Sun Oct 25, 2015 @ 11:30 PM Where:
1025 Blue Ridge Rd, Raleigh, NC 27607, USA
— 2 months away
XII International Conference on GoatsSun Sep 25, 2016 @ 8:00 AM -
Fri Sep 30, 2016 @ 5:00 PM Where:
Kervansaray Lara Convention Center - Antalya, Turkey
— 1 year away
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