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Cover photo for Lead Shepherd Program Mentoring Groups

Lead Shepherd Program Mentoring Groups

Interested in working with other small ruminant producers, livestock extension agents and specialists, and NC Department of Agriculture staff …

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The FAMACHA History

The FAMACHA charts are named after Faffa Malan from South Africa. Check the following YouTube informative …

Cover photo for Regional Sheep & Goat Producer Training

Regional Sheep & Goat Producer Training

Sheep and Goat Producer Training, Saturday January 20, 2018, Guilford County Extension Office, 3309 Burlington Rd, Greensboro NC 27405. Registration …

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Yoga With Goats

Yoga Programs: Classes every Saturday and Sunday! Hux Family Farm 1923 Shaw Rd, Durham, NC 27704 Instructors will lead you through a …

Cover photo for Ethnic Holidays and Meat Goat Prices

Ethnic Holidays and Meat Goat Prices

Due to additional demand, goat prices increase shortly before and during ethnic holidays. Check the Ethnic Holidays factsheet under Marketing …

Cover photo for 2015 - Year of the Goat

2015 - Year of the Goat

The Goat (Chinese: 羊; pinyin: yáng) is the eighth sign of the 12-year cycle of animals that appear in …

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