Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Introduction to animal husbandry series April 18 in Hopewell

The Northeast Organic Farming Association of New Jersey, an organic food and farming non-profit, is launching their Intro to animal husbandry series with a workshop on basic goat care and maintenance.

The workshop will be led by farmers Bru and Charlize Katzenback, who have been raising a small herd of meat goats for 8 years. Some topics the workshop will cover are raising and caring for goats, breeding and genetics, health issues, parasites, handling systems and marketing.

This workshop will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sat., April 18 at Sweet Sourland Farm, Hopewell, and is the first in a four-part series.

Erica Evans, Beginning Farmer Program Coordinator at NOFA-NJ, explains that “the goal of this series is to teach new farmers, farm apprentices and homesteaders practical animal husbandry.” The four workshops included in the series will take place at several different farms and will cover the proper care and management of goats, cattle, pigs and poultry.

Registration for the goat rearing workshop is $40. To register or find more information, visit www.nofanj.org.

— Anne Li

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