Raising Dairy Goats Sustainably

This course explores the differences between conventional, organic, and sustainable methods of raising goats and managing a dairy, whether for home or commercial use. It will cover planning and managing the dairy, as well as natural methods of raising goats. It will integrate current research on goat health issues with management practices. Breeding and birthing issues will be discussed in detail, as well as raising kids. Basics of cheese and soap making will be included, as well as composting waste and using milk or whey as fertilizer or to raise other meat animals, such as poultry, pigs, and calves. Part of the Online Certificate in Sustainable Food and Farming and the Sustainable Food and Farming Associate's Degree.

Course Details

Campus: 
Amherst
Format: 
Online
Level: 
Undergraduate
Subject: 
Animal Science
Environmental Studies
Natural Resources Conservation
Natural Science
Plant
Soil & Insect Science
Regional Planning
Sustainability Studies
Wildlife and Fisheries Conservation
Number: 
STOCKSCH 190D
Semester: 
Fall 2017
Registration Status: 
Closed
Registration: 
Monday, June 5, 2017 to Monday, September 18, 2017
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