The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service of Bastrop County is hosting an educational program for Meat Goat producers Oct. 4 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church Parish Hall at Rockne. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m., with the program beginning at 9 a.m.
Dr. Rick Machen, extension livestock specialist, will present the program on meat goat management, herd health, feeding and nutrition. A representative from Seguin Livestock Auction will discuss marketing goats and kids. A goat fencing demonstration will be given by Randy Lenz of Stay Tuff Fencing.
Cost of the program is $20 per person if paid by Oct. 2, which includes lunch and handouts (make check or money order payable to Bastrop Ag. Demonstration Fund - no cash, please). Late registration is $30 at the door.
The Sacred Heart Parish Hall is located at 4045 FM 535 in Rockne. One hour of CEU credit will be offered in the general category to pesticide applicators. Please bring a lawn chair with you if you need a seat during the fencing demonstration, which will be held outdoors. Call the Bastrop County Extension Office at 512-581-7186 for more information.