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New Verner 4-H Goat Club

Submitted by Jessica Leonard
Sudbury 4-H - Verner
(Posted April 22, 2012)

The first meeting of the Verner 4H Goat Club took place on April 22nd, 2012 at the Emiry Farm in Verner. Twelve of the thirteen participants are new 4-H members and were eager to start the meeting. We began with presenting our homework on researching different breeds of goats. Then we introduced our guest speaker Dr. Tracy Pecoskie (DVM). She taught us about keeping care of our Saanen dairy goats and taking their temperature to see if they are sick. Did you know that a goat’s temperature should be about 39.5 degrees Celsius which is 2 degrees higher than humans? Then we gave them vitamin E with selenium injections. It was my first time giving a needle and it was scary at first but I got the hang of it. Nathan Leonard then got to thank our guest speaker and present her with a card. Next we took our first group photo with all club members and screened volunteers. Then we did a judging class for Basset Hound puppies and they were all very cute so it was hard to pick a winner. After that we went inside to wash our hands and had donuts and juice for a snack. I can’t wait for our next meeting were we will visit a farm that has Boer goats that are used for meat. I hope I can think of a good question to ask!


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