2019 Open Day Round-up!

12th September 2019 saw the third annual Open Day of the MGA

To all of you who came to the Open day, I'm sure you will agree that it was a very enjoyable day!!

 

We were very priviledged to have so many sponsors and were delighted with the number of attendees. Kindly hosted by the Frost family, the farming set up at Forde Grange Farm is second to none. We we were all treated to various speakers and tours during the day as well as tasting goat meat!

 

The day started with a talk by Rene Van De Gevel from ForFarmers on their approach to feeding goats,  Pete Kelly took visitors round the farm to talk about the management, production and nutrition of the dairy herd, Kathy Azuino showed everyone round the kid rearing section and talked about current ongoing associated research, and Will Frost and staff transported guests to show us where all the baby kids are reared and breeding bucks are kept.

 

At lunchtime Cabrito provided a delicious piece of freshly cooked goat for all to try.

 

It really was a memorable day! We hope that everyone who came got something out of it. It was fantastic to see so much support for the MGA and we can't thank everyone enough for all the various contributions!

Many thanks again for all your continued support!

 

Clare Nichols (MGA Secretary)

A huge thank you to our fantastic sponsors:

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