Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Twilight Goat Tour on August 1

There will be a Twilight Goat Tour on Thursday, August 1, 5:30 p.m. to dark, at the Western Maryland Research & Education Center in Keedysville. In addition to wagon tours of the facility and research program, there will be an opportunity to taste recipes prepared with goat meat. The recipes will be prepared by a local chef.

Goats in pen vs. pasture study

To make sure we have enough meat, pre-registration is required for the event.  A small donation is requested to help cover the cost of the meat. You can pre-register by calling the Center (Pam Thomas) at 301-432-2767 x315. You may also pre-register by sending an e-mail to Pam at The pre-registration deadline is July 26.

The Western Maryland Research & Education is the location of the Western Maryland Pasture-Based Meat Goat Performance Test. This year, there are 81 bucks (mostly Kiko) on test. The tour will also showcase the Center’s pen vs. pasture study, a three-year project in which the performance and carcass characteristics of pen-fed and pasture-raised goats are being compared.