The Pennsylvania Meat Goat Producers Association, Inc. (PMGPA)was founded to advance the meat goat industry in the Keystone State through education and promotion.
The organization's goals include promoting meat goats as a viable source of long term, stable income in agricultural operations, encouraging meat goats as a recognized classes in 4-H and FFA livestock shows, to support, maintain and improve the meat goat industry and to provide PMGPA members with information to help them successfully breed and raise and market quality meat goats.
To JOIN THE PMGPA or for a list of breeders in Pennsylvania please visit www.pmgpa.org.
PMGPA Sponsored Seminar
at PA Dept of Ag Performance Test Sale
August 4, 2007
"ACCELERATED PRODUCTION of MEAT GOATS FOR PROFIT"
*What is Accelerated Production?
Keeping does in a constant state of production.
Today's high production costs no longer make it feasible to allow your does to kid on a yearly basis, regardless of whether you are a meat, broodstock or show stock producer.
How is Accelerated Production accomplished ?
What does it take to keep does in a constant state of production without sacrificing their health or condition?
*Proper stud buck and broodstock choices.
*Nutrition & Management for accelerated breeding.
*Stimulating estrus cycles.
*Live Cover Breeding Techniques for accelerated kidding schedules.
*Justifying expenses to realize profit.
Take a look at what the PMGPA has been doing.....
PMGPA at the Penn State Ram & Buck Performance Test Sale - "How To Choose A Herd Sire"
Ethnic Marketing Survey for members
Curried Chevon on Skewer with Oven-Dried Tomatoes and Tzatziki Drizzle showed up on the buffet table at the Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture's Harvest Celebration Dinner held at the Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts and Hilton in Harrisburg. The meat was donated by PMGPA members. Over two hundred people attended the event.
PMGPA spoke at the Pennsylvania Renewable Energy and Sustainable Living Festival - An introduction to meat goat production and how farmers can integrate meat goats into existing agricultural operations to generate more income and decrease the use of herbicides.
PMGPA gave two presentations on Marketing Meat Goat
2nd Annual PMGPA Show Wether Seminar And NO CULLS Breeding Stock & Show Wether Sale
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