Next Tuesday and Thursday (November 30th and December 2nd) the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) is hosting a series of workshops focused on the Basics of Goat Nutrition for both dairy and meat goat producers. The sessions are free and open to any interested producers or industry representatives. The webinars will be hosted on Zoom with an audio-only call-in option available.
Registration is required to receive connection details and links to access the webinar recordings.
Register via Eventbrite (https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/basics-of-goat-nutrition-webinars-tickets-208195256617) or by calling the Agricultural Information Contact Centre at 1-877-424-1300.
Topics will include:
Session 1: Managing Herd Nutrition
Tuesday November 30th, 2021 10:30am – 12:00pm
Speakers: Dr. Paul Luimes, University of Guelph; Dr. Marlene Paibomesai, OMAFRA
- Principles of goat nutrition
- Feeding system design
- Body condition scoring for herd management
Session 2: Feeding a Productive Herd
Thursday December 2nd, 2021 10:30am – 12:00pm
Speakers: Dr. Paul Luimes, University of Guelph; Anita Heeg, OMAFRA
- Doe nutrition throughout the production cycle
- Feeding for productivity
- Understanding and using feed tests