OVERVIEW


MISSION: Develop and transfer
enhanced goat production
system technologies

GOAL: To assist the goat industry in management decisions for the optimization of inputs and increased profitability by development and dissemination of technical information, encompassing local, state, regional, national, and international levels

FACULTY

C L. Dawson Split - OSU
C N. Escobar Extension
C T. Gipson Split
C A. Goetsch Research
C S. Hart Split
C R. Puchala Research
C R. Merkel Split
C G. Tomita Split
C Vacant

VISITING SCHOLARS/GRADUATE STUDENTS/INTERN

     COLLABORATION

C USDA - ARS
< Grazinglands Research Laboratory
< Meat Animal Research Center
< Dale Bumpers Small Farms Research Center
< Dairy Forage Research Center
< Dairy Products Research Unit
< Appalachian Farming Systems Research Center
C 1862 Institutions
< Oklahoma State University
Y Animal Science Department
Y College of Veterinary Medicine
Y Department of Plant and Soil Sciences
< University of Arkansas
< Texas A & M University

C International Institutions
C 1890 Institutions
C USDA - NRCS
C US Forest Service

FARM

LABORATORY

      FUTURE RESEARCH FOCAL POINTS

< All goats - nutrient requirements, parasite
       management
< Meat goats - nutrition, management, invasive plants
< Dairy goats -   grazing-based production, kid     management, mastitis
< Mohair/Cashmere - nutrition, regulation
< Milk product technologies - cheesemaking

"Seasonal Manipulations to Improve Cashmere..."

"Exogenous Hormone and Nutritional Manipulation..."

"Enhancing Browse Utilization by Goats"

"Postruminal Nitrogen Supply for Fast..."

"Nutrient Requirements of Goats:"

"Metabolic Changes Affecting Utilization of..."

"Sustainable Dairy Goat Milk Production..."

"Quality Characteristics and Yield Predictive..."

"A Calorimetry System for Study..."

"Energy for the Productive Caprine"

"Diet Selection and Performance by..."

"Use of Goats for Sustainable..."

"Enhanced Goat Production System Technologies..."

"Other Experiments"

"Effects of different lengths of..."

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