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Mid-Atlantic Meat Goat Symposium

Livestock Update, May 2001

Rexford Cotten, Agriculture Extension Agent, Surry

All Mid-Atlantic Meat Goat producers are encouraged to attend this beneficial one-day educational meeting on May 19, 2001. This program is sponsored by Virginia Cooperative Extension and North Carolina Agriculture Extension Service and will be held at Tidewater Agricultural Research and Extension Center located just ten (10) miles from the NC-VA state line on Route 58 in Suffolk (Holland), Virginia. A team of Virginia Tech and North Carolina State University specialist will share with you how to raise meat goats profitably.

Mid-Atlantic Meat Goat Symposium
Saturday, May 19, 2001 - 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Tidewater Agricultural Research and Extension Center
Suffolk (Holland), Virginia
9:30 - 10:00AM -- Registration and visit exhibits

10:00 AM -- Welcome

10:00 - 10:30 AM -- Meat Goat Enterprise Analysis
Dr. Joseph Tritscher
Virginia State University, Petersburg, VA

10:30 - 11:00 AM -- Feeding Meat Goats in the Mid-Atlantic Region
Dr. Richard Lictenwalner
North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC

11:00 - 11:25 AM -- Break and Visit with Co-sponsors

11:25 - 11:50 AM -- Goat Parasites and Their Control
Dr. Dee Whittier
VM Regional College, Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Virginia


1:00 - 1:30 PM -- Fencing, Shelter and Feed and Watering Facilities
for Meat Goats
Dr. John M. Luginbuhl
North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC

1:30 - 2:00 PM -- Market Strategies to Achieve Full Potential of
Marketing Meat Goats
Mr. Bill Drinkwater
VDACS Livestock Marketing Services
Richmond, Virginia

2:00 - 2:30 PM -- Questions and Discussion
Visit Co-sponsors and Exhibits

Plan for success, learn how to be profitable in meat goat production in the Mid Atlantic Region. Registration and lunch are free. Mark your calendars TODAY and plan to attend. Call Rexford E. Cotten, Agriculture Extension Agent, at 757-294-5215, Dr. Richard Lictenwalner at 252-793-4428 or your local Extension Office to pre-register by Wednesday, May 16, 2001.

Call TODAY!!! Mark your calendars today!!!

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