Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Introducing: Caprine Academy

Caprine Academy
Caprine: Latin genus name for 'Goat'. 
Academy: A school giving instruction in some science or art

Caprine Academy invites you to an all day workshop to increase your knowledge about goats!

Starting out with goats can be a huge challenge when the majority of today's goat knowledge comes from books. It can be hard to find the hands on experience that is usually needed when first beginning. Caprine Academy is a very humble place; just a barn filled with goats on 'Goat Song Farm', but here, you will get that hands-on experience that you need, and you will learn firsthand knowledge that will make life all the easier as you start out with goats. This is an all day workshop that covers a broad range of topics; you will have the chance to learn various skills, and ask any questions you may have.

Goat Song Farm. Sheridan, Oregon [address and directions sent when you sign up]

August 27th, 2011
9 am - 4 pm

$100 per person. OR $175 for two.
[materials and lunch included in cost]
If you would like to pay in advance to ensure a spot in the class, please e-mail me.

Materials needed:
Included in cost.

Included in cost, but you are always welcome to bring your own if you wish.

Topics covered in this workshop:
CHOOSING A GOAT: What to look for in a goat, conformation, health, ages, milking ability, and CAE/CL testing.

FEEDING: Different rations for each stage in life, amounts to feed, and mixing your own rations.

HAY: What kinds are best to use, what to look for, and how to judge good hay.

BREEDING: Age/weight to breed, heat cycles/symptoms, flushing, what to look for in a buck, buck care, hand breeding vs. field breeding, and care of doe during pregnancy.

HOOF CARE: parts of the hoof, how to trim hooves properly, hoof health, and tools recommended.

DEWORMING: What to use, when to do it, chemical drugs vs. herbal, fecal testing, symptoms of worms, and methods of deworming.

BASIC HERBAL REMEDIES: Herbs to have on hand, how to use herbs, dosages for goats, making your own blends, salves, and tinctures, and herbal remedies for basic illnesses such as worms, scours, mastitis, hoof rot, bloat and many more.

Please note that while the above listed classes are what we will plan for, time may limit what all can be covered. If you have any questions, or if you would like to sign up, please feel free to e-mail me HERE



Hannah said...

:) That picture of pepper is cute!

Prairie Kari said...

This sounds like an excellent course. I have been reading your blog going back to the very beginning to glean all the info I can as you have sold me on goats! Mr Google tells me that it is only a 19hr and 27 minute drive to your area :( You should consider having someone video this course(s) so you can sell it to people like me who live too far away!