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Goat Camp™ 2015

Taking reservations for
Goat Camp™ 2015
Oct 26-29, 2015
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GOAT CAMP™ 2015

Come join us at Onion Creek Ranch north of Brady, Texas for the week of Oct 26-29, 2015 for an all breed educational event designed with all types of meat goat producers in mind. Newbie or established goat raiser, you will learn more in four days than you will in four years on your own.

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.

The GOATCAMP™ Instructors

  • MARK SWENING, DVM - VETERINARIAN, Coleman, Texas Vet Clinic
  • JAMES MILLER, DVM, LSU - PARASITOLOGIST
  • KENT MILLS, HI PRO FEEDS - NUTRITIONIST
  • JIM BOB HARRIS, PRESIDENT, TEXAS VET LAB INC., San Angelo, TX
  • 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

* The GoatCamp™2015 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 directly with goats.

* GoatCamp™2015 is limited to 25 students. * Classroom instruction alternating with hands-on work with Onion Creek Ranch goats.

TUITION PER STUDENT - $350.00

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

For additional information, contact Suzanne Gasparotto 325-344-5775 or email her at onioncreek@tennesseemeatgoats.com

Some photos below of previous years at GoatCamp™

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Suzanne and OCR Victor

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Bob Glass of Pan American Vet Lab near Austin, Texas discussed the availability and importance of blood testing for various goat diseases. His lab provides inexpensive tests to producers.

Bob Glass and Pat Cotten drawing blood

Kent Mills, Nutritionist, HiPro Feeds,
in OCR pasture identifying plants with 'Campers

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Dr. Mark Swening of the Coleman Texas Veterinary Clinic (Onion Creek Ranch vet) spoke about goat behavior and how it relates to goat health. Dr. Swening euthanized a terminally-ill goat and did a necropsy for all students to view; he explained the various organs and issues related to this buckling's illness.

Bending Tree Ranch is thrilled to announce the export of TMG™/Myotonics in
2009 and 2011 to Canada and most recently in 2013 and again in 2014 to Australia.

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Doublejett Gomer's Sargeant-exported 2014

Bending Tree Ranch Red Cloud-exported 2013

Available soon buck kids out of Doublejett Gomer's Sargeant.
Some of which are out of Bending Tree Ranch Red Cloud daughters.

Reserve your future herdsire as well as a piece of history now.

Contact Bending Tree Ranch in Damascus, AR

Contact Pat Cotten
Bending Tree Ranch
located near Greenbrier, Arkansas
501-679-4936

www.bendingtreeranch.com
bendingtreeranch@cyberback.com

Raising TexMasters™, TMG’s™ and Myotonics.
Let us help you improve your herds.


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