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Nov 06

Goat Butchering Class

Saturday, November 6

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

Presenters include:

  • 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.

Registration

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.