Monday, May 14, 2012

Va. goat club offers seminar on goat milk

The Commonwealth Goat Club is offering a FREE presentation about goat milk, this Saturday, May 19, at the Orange County Extension Office, Orange, Va. Even if you raise meat goats, you still need a good milk supply to raise healthy kids.
There will be a business meeting at 11 a.m. and a potluck lunch at noon. The educational program will be 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Dr. Joe Garvin and Sue Garvin will cover all topics related to goat milk and health. From CAE to zoonotic disease, colostrum, udder health, milk testing and disease transmission via milk.

The Commonwealth Goat Club (CGC) is the creation of several dairy goat enthusiasts. The name is drawn from the group’s goal to establish a club that appeals to the common wealth of enthusiasm, interest and knowledge that can be gained from the collective experience (and inexperience) of goat owners. The benefits of membership are quarterly newsletters (The Common Ground), quarterly meetings on various topics and yahoo! group for e-communication. For membership information, visit

The Orange County Extension office is located at 146 Madison Road, Suite 102, in Orange, Va. The office is located on the First Floor of the Sedwick Building across from the McDonalds. Enter the front door of the building and turn right. Parking is located in the front and side of the building.

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