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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.


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: or call LeAnn Harner at: 701-516-0707. Pay at the event.

All registrants receive email confirmation.

For more information, please contact Kelly Froehlich.