July 2010 Issue

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Subscribe FREE now! Monthly issues with new articles and other educational information on meat goat health, nutrition, and management written by Suzanne W. Gasparotto of Onion Creek Ranch and Pat Cotten of Bending Tree Ranch. In all cases, it is your responsibility to obtain veterinary services and advice before using any of the information provided in these articles. Neither Suzanne Gasparotto nor Pat Cotten are veterinarians. None of the contributors to this website will be held responsible for the use of any information contained herein.

Come join us at Onion Creek Ranch north of Brady, Texas for the week of Oct 25-29, 2010 for an all-breed educational event designed with all meat goat producers in mind with focus on commercial production. Learn about:

* Breeding, Kidding, Kid care
* Tubing, injections
* Nutrition, Balancing and formulating rations
* Hoof trimming, hoof care
* Necropsy
* Tattooing, ear tagging
* Diseases affecting goats
* Drawing blood, disease testing
* FAMACHA training, reading fecals
* Selecting goats for breeding, market sales, etc
* Marketing your animals
* Routine handling, restraints
* Humane slaughter demonstration
* Private Property rights

and much more, all on a working goat ranch.

An excellent sorting/herding tool is a rattle paddle. Sometimes called a paddle stix, its unique sound (like a rattlesnake) gets the goats' attention and keeps them moving where you want them to go. Order from Jeffers. 1-800-533-3377

The GOATCAMP™ Instructors

* MARK SWENING, DVM - VETERINARIAN, Coleman, Texas Vet Clinic
* JAMES MILLER, DVM, LSU - PARASITOLOGIST
* KENT MILLS, HI PRO FEEDS - NUTRITIONIST
* ED LEHIGH, COLORADO SERUM - VACCINES
* DAN BYFIELD, AMERICAN LAND FOUNDATION - PROPERTY RIGHTS & LEGISLATIVE ISSUES
* BOB GLASS, PAN AMERICAN VET LABORATORY - SERUM DIAGNOSTICS
* SUZANNE GASPAROTTO, ONION CREEK RANCH
* PAT COTTEN, BENDING TREE RANCH
* LOU NUTI, PhD REPRODUCTIVE BIOLOGY, PRAIRIE VIEW A&M UNIVERSITY

• Thursday evening, October 28th, all Campers, speakers. staff, and special guests are invited to the free annual GoatCamp™ Banquet held in the GoatCamp™ Building. An assortment of goat meat entrees, side dishes, beverages, and desserts will make up the evening menu.

• The GoatCamp™2010 Intern Program is now accepting applications for a limited number of Interns; interns receive free tuition in exchange for helping with the work at GoatCamp™. If you are interested please send your resume to onioncreek@tennesseemeatgoats.com. We'd like to know a little bit about your experience with goats (or lack thereof) and why you'd like to become an Intern. Persons with no experience with goats are encouraged to attend as paying students; much of the work of an Intern has to do with the operation of GoatCamp™ and not with goats.

* GoatCamp™2010 is limited to 25 students
* Classroom instruction alternating with hands-on work with Onion Creek Ranch goats

Hope Goldman of Sunnyvale, California was a guest at Onion Creek Ranch during the week of 7/5/10 to 7/12/10, during which time she participated in all of the daily tasks involved in operating a meat-goat operation. It was a great learning experience for her.

TUITION PER STUDENT - $350.00

TUITION for ATTENDING SPOUSE/PARTNER - $250.00

Full Week Attendance - no partial-week tuition available

Registration Form ONLINE on the GoatCamp™ page at www.tennesseemeatgoats.com for Additional Information

Suzanne Gasparotto 325-344-5775 or email her at onioncreek@tennesseemeatgoats.com

BendingTree Ranch TexMaster Goats

These are a sampling of the yearling and 2010 TexMaster™ doelings available at Bending Tree Ranch in Arkansas

BendingTree Ranch TexMaster Goats

Many more to select from. To see more of these or others contact:

Pat Cotten 501-679-4936

Bending Tree Ranch, located near Greenbrier, Arkansas

bendingtreeranch@cyberback.com

www.bendingtreeranch.com

BendingTree Ranch TexMaster Goats
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