Different breeds of goats can be raised for meat, milk or fiber.
Image by Matt LeRoux

Different breeds of goats can be raised for meat, milk or fiber.

Sheep grazing in a field

Goats can be raised for their milk, fur or other natural byproducts

Goats can be raised for their milk, fur or other natural byproducts

Sheep

Different breeds of goats can be raised for meat, milk or fiber.
Image by Matt LeRoux

Different breeds of goats can be raised for meat, milk or fiber.

Sheep grazing in a field

Goats can be raised for their milk, fur or other natural byproducts

Goats can be raised for their milk, fur or other natural byproducts

Sheep

Sheep & Goats


Sheep and goats are well suited to North Country farms and families. Northern New York sheep and goat farmers work together to market their products and improve breeding stock. Sheep and Goat Week is a series of meetings held around the North Country in the spring and fall. In addition there are workshops on parasite management, lambing and kidding, tours and more. The Extension Learning Farm has a flock of 80 commercial Dorset type sheep that are grazed all summer with our herd of Angus cows.

Download: New Lamb Record Sheet (pdf)

You can read out monthly Sheep and Goat Newsletter at:

CCENNY Sheep and Goat News (updated February 2015)

And be sure to check the calendar of events for classes and workshops coming up!

- See more at: Agriculture Event and Class Schedule

Follow us at: NNY Shepherds and Goat Farmers Facebook Group

Empire Graded Sheep and Goat Sale Report

NSIP Workshops


Resources

Cornell Sheep Program - resources designed to help farmers take advantage of the opportunity to develop or expand sheep farms in the region

Cornell University Goat Management - events & programs, resources, and research on goats and goat development

Cornell Sheep & Goat Marketing - a Cornell University resource for improvement of producer access to equitable markets while building regional capacity to supply the growing consumer demand for high quality lamb and goat meat

NYS Sheep and Goats - this NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets website promotes Sheep and Goat programs and provides information on Sheep and Goat diseases & laws 

NYS Youth Sheep Programs - provides children and teens with sheep related events, activities and resources

NYS Youth Goat Programs - provides children and teens with goat related events, activities and resources

Lambing & Kidding Video 2017 (Opens with Facebook)

Lambing & Kidding Video Handout

Chilled Lamb Handout

Clif Cook Lamb Cutting Demo


Contact

Betsy Hodge
Resource Educator
bmf9@cornell.edu

Last updated July 20, 2017