Which diseases of sheep and goats are reportable?

According to the USDA’s National Animal Health Reporting System (www.aphis.usda.gov/vs/nahss/disease_status.htm#sheep), the following sheep and/or goat diseases are reportable to state and/or federal animal health authorities. Individual states may require additional diseases to be reported, and additional diseases may be added to this list at any time.
Foot-and-mouth disease (FMD)
Vesicular stomatitis (VS)
Peste des petits ruminants
Rift Valley fever
Sheep pox and goat pox
Anthrax (Bacillus anthracis)
Aujesky’s disease (Pseudorabies)
Heartwater …

Marketing Goat to Restaurants

Marketing Goat to Restaurants

Rory Lewandowski, Extension Agent Ag/NR Athens County

Goat meat is a unique product that is very much in demand among certain segments of our population. But how can producers go about marketing goat to restaurants?

Athens restauranteur Mike McKniff, who buys vegetables, fruit, dairy and meat produce from local farmers, recommends doing background research to determine which restaurants to approach. Those that can appreciate quality products and have some flexibility in purchasing are the best to …