Illinois Meat Goat Marketing Seminar, ISU Farm, Lexington, Illinois
9:30 a.m. Registration begins, refreshments
10:00 a.m. Welcome and opening remarks
10:15 a.m. Regulatory requirements for slaughtering, processing and selling of meat products for human consumption. Kris Mazurczak DVM Bureau Chief Bureau of Meat and Poultry Inspection Illinois Department of Agriculture
11:00 a.m. Grading System for Marketing Meat Goats Includes the evaluation and grading of live market goats. Richard Cobb, University of Illinois
Noon Lunch break.
12:30 p.m. Market Maker Presentation. How do we find markets for our meat goats?
1:00 p.m. Necessary Resources and Costs for Raising Meat Goats
1:30 p.m. Opportunities for marketing goat meat in the Chicago area Dr. Ronna Owner, Kinsman Meats Kinsman, Illinois
2:00 p.m. Panel Discussion of Experiences Marketing Meat Goats Harold Davis – Buyer Clause Miller – Producer, Organizing Goat Marketing Pools Derek Hall – Producer, On-Farm and Direct Sales Mark Wells – Producer, organizing Goat Marketing Pools Dr. Ronna, Packer
3:15 p.m. Next Step in Building a Meat Goat Marketing Infrastructure
3:30 p.m. Adjourn
Registration is $10 prior to … or $15 at the door. Please call 309-792-2500 to register.
Directions to ISU Farm:
Take 55 North from Bloomington or South towards Bloomington Take Exit 178, turn East towards Lexington At the “T” intersection turn Left (look for ISU Farm sign) Travel West, cross over I55 and take outer road North parallel to I55 (look for ISU Farm sign) to ISU Farm. Turn into the first driveway and park near the Conference Center.
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