CSU, Chico

College of Ag to Host Goat and Sheep Educational Day and Sale

College of Ag to Host Goat and Sheep Educational Day and Sale

California State University, Chico College of Agriculture will host the annual Sheep and Goat Educational Day and Sale on Feb. 11 at the University Farm. The event will begin at 8 a.m. and will include a project lamb and meat goat sale, educational workshops and a tradeshow.

Buyer registration and raffle ticket sales last until noon, and the sale starts at 1 p.m. Admission is $5 for participants age 10 and older, and attendees will receive a raffle ticket for a CSU, Chico ewe lamb. Breakfast and lunch will be provided by junior members of Northern California Meat Goat Association.  

Sheep and Goat Educational Day and Sale is an opportunity for those who want to raise project lambs and goats for May and June fairs. To help participants get the most out of their project animals, they can choose four of the nine educational workshops held from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. In addition to nutrition, fitting and showmanship, the workshops will include a necropsy demonstration with Gary Darling, DVM, of Chico and retail meat identification and meats judging with Associate Professor Patrick Doyle, of the College of Agriculture.

The sale will offer approximately 60 project lambs and 15 meat goats. The animals can be previewed at 11:30 a.m. and the sale begins at 1:00 p.m. The first animals to sell are the first-place goat and lamb chosen in the meat goat and lamb selection workshops.

For more information visit http://www.clublambpage.com/chicostate/lambs.html or contact Professor Celina Johnson at 530-898-4147 or crjohnson@csuchico.edu.