To create and promote a society of goat producers, where all may learn through education and communication, in a production-based atmosphere, that is focused on profitability, integrity and sustainability.
The Meat Goat Society offers the meat goat breeder the opportunity to control their pedigree information, for multiple breeds, in one database. One yearly membership fee. Click here for more information to join.
The database for the Meat Goat Society is accessible to those with a breeder membership. Yearly national events are available for members and non members. Click here to find out more.
The Meat Goat Society supports other organizations, clubs, and associations. Our mission is to share information and support learning opportunities.
The yearly national event, for the Meat Goat Society, is the Midwest Goat Producers Event and Midwest Buck Sale on the first Saturday in June each year. In 2023, the dates are May 31 – June 3. The fun takes place at the Missouri State Fairgrounds under the swine pavilion, Sedalia, Missouri.
Membership includes a bi-annual publication for the Meat Goat Society
Record keeping is important and so is parentage verification.
As important as parentage verification is, the standard of the stock is important also.
Learning to cull properly and improve herds is a collective effort.
The meat goat is a rising commodity around the world. Pedigrees and good parentage records help improve stock. The breeder is responsible to keep accurate records. The Meat Goat Society provides an opportunity to keep thorough records.
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The MGS opens membership to those around the world. MGS members can make connections to import/export stock from around the world. Each member’s data is private while allowing stock to be searched by members online.
Each member is responsible for their goat’s record. DNA can be part of your herd book record for each animal or only the specific goats the breeder chooses. CLICK HERE
A member may utilize the herd book and can choose not to DNA their stock. This is a choice each member has, and will not change.
For more information and links to UC Davis, CLICK HERE