South Dakota State University (SDSU) Extension will be holding a goat butchery course on Saturday, Nov. 6 at the SDSU Meat Lab, in Brookings, South Dakota from 8:30 -11:30 a.m. CDT.
Participants will learn to:
- Humanely euthanize goats
- Remove skin and entrails
- Identify internal anatomy
- Identify where to make cuts
- Bone out the meat
- Evaluate a carcass
- Safely process and package meat
- Understand the laws for selling meat
- Tan pelts
- Clean and prepare the skull for sale or sentimental reasons
- Adam Rhody: Agricultural Research Manager for Processing and Fabrication
- Dr. Keith Underwood, Associate Professor in Meat Science
- Dr. Christina Bakker, SDSU Extension Meat Science Field Specialist
- Dr. Kelly Froehlich, SDSU Extension Small Ruminant Specialist
Please note: We will be slaughtering a live animal. If you or family members are squeamish, this is not the right event for you. Please do not bring children too young to understand.
The course will cost $20 per family for any Dakota Goat Association members who sign up, and $40 per family for non-members.
Participants must pre-register for the event by Nov. 1 at: www.dakotagoats.org or call LeAnn Harner at: 701-516-0707. Pay at the event.
All registrants receive email confirmation.
For more information, please contact Kelly Froehlich.