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:
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
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
Last updated February 2, 2022