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Dairy Goat Field Day - Parasite Workshop

  • Bees Knees Farm 3747 Custis Millpond Road West Point, VA (map)

Dairy Goat Field Day and Parasite Workshop

OCTOBER 4, 2019

Bees Knees Farm
3747 Custis Millpond Rd
West Point, VA

REDUCED FEE: $25 registration includes lunch and FAMACHA© card.
Space is limited to 20 registered participants.

VSU Small Farm Outreach Program will host this full-day workshop for farmers who are currently operating or considering a dairy goat operation.

During the morning session of this workshop, Dr. Sarah Williams, owner of Bees Knees Farm, will discuss dairy goat breed considerations, demonstrate how to milk dairy goats, trim hooves, and manage goats using rotational grazing practices.  She will also demonstrate and discuss use of meat bucks for hybrid offspring with improved carcass weights, and offer information on producing and marketing dairy and meat value-added products.

In the afternoon, Dr. Dahlia O’Brien, VSU Small Ruminant Specialist, will provide training and hands-on instruction on sustainable parasite control methods including the use of FAMACHA© scores and the Five Point Check© (5·√ ©) system.

For more information, contact Small Farm Outreach Program Agent Tracy Porter at (804) 481-2566 /  or call the Small Farm Outreach Program office at (804) 524-3292.

If you are a person with a disability and desire any assistive devices, services or other accommodations to participate in this activity, please contact the Small Farm Outreach Program office ( or call (804) 524-3292 / TDD (800) 828-1120 during business hours of 8 am. and 5 p.m. to discuss accommodations five days prior to the event.

Earlier Event: October 1
USDA Programs Information Session
Later Event: October 8
Food Preservation 101