Goats—dairy type, pygmy, Angora and Boer—make great 4-H projects. They are relatively easy to handle, interesting and inexpensive to keep. In addition to learning about traditional animal care in a 4-H goat project, you can explore the use of products that come from goats such as milk, meat and fiber. You also can participate in activities such as quiz bowl, skillathon and judging, that don’t require you to own a goat.
For more information on how to get involved as a youth or volunteer, contact your county MSU Extension office or:
Katie Ockert, 4-H Animal Science Educator
Published on July 16, 2020
Keeping records is important when raising market animals.
Michigan State University Extension releases COVID-19 Hazard Assessment and Mitigation Program (CHAMP) e-tool to support the agriculture industry
Published on June 24, 2020
The MSU Extension CHAMP e-tool will assist farms and businesses involved in agriculture with developing a written COVID-19 control plan.
Published on May 28, 2020
A new seven-part series focuses on livestock daily care, nutrition and showmanship.
Published on April 13, 2020
A herd health plan is a wonderful tool to help you manage your livestock all year long.
Published on March 26, 2020
When bringing animals back to the farm, make sure to implement a biosecurity program.