BRIAR CREEK FARM EARNS MEAT GOAT QUALITY PRODUCER CERTIFICATION
If you recall from an earlier post, I earned my Certified Dairy Goat Quality Producer certification a month or so ago through the Langston University Cooperative Extension Program. Once I earned that certification, I figured that’s all I wanted to do. However, when I checked out the certification for meat goats, I found that it covered topics that was not covered under the dairy goat certification. So I then thought, what the “hay”, I’ll go for that certification too simply for the topics covered and the additional education as “meat goat” doesn’t apply to me or my farm.
So yes, I took 30 separate exams covering a lot of topics and passed them all! I received my official “congratulatory” letter just like I did after I passed all the dairy goat exams. And again, I was asked which official logo image I wanted them to send me, along with my certification. The letter gave a list of breed options I could select from. As I glanced down the list, I read “Myotonic” as an option.
Hold up! Wait. What? Oh yeah. (hehe) I forgot. My fainting babies are officially considered meat goats. But when they are your babies, “meat” never comes into the equation. As such, that was the very last thing I was thinking.
I may be certified, but there’s still so much to learn (and remember). First and foremost - the categorization of the different breeds of goats. Myotonic. Meat goat. Right.