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Welcome to the Kentucky Sheep and Goat Development Office (KSGDO). We are proud to support and promote the small ruminant industry in Kentucky. Our office serves as the umbrella for the Kentucky Goat Producers Association and the Kentucky Sheep and Wool Producers Association. KSGDO provides administrative support for each association and serves as the hub for small ruminant production and consumption information. Learn more about our office and all we do in Kentucky for goats and sheep. 

February is Kentucky Lamb Month!

Help us celebrate the tradition of spring lamb in the Bluegrass.

Learn more about our state's lamb producers, where to purchase local lamb, and how to cook, delicious lamb meals.

Also, help us spread the word by sharing our Facebook posts and posting pictures of you serving lamb to family and friends.

 

Just use #2024KYLamb to win our Lamb Dinner Prize Pack that includes an American Lamb Board apron, cook book, insulated cooler bag, and a $100 Chop Local gift card to have Schwartz Meat Company lamb shipped right to your door!

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It's Renewal Season

Don't lose access to:

  • the KY Sheep and Goat Management Calendar

  • Free Standard Listing in Breeders Directory

  • Free Record Keeping System

  • Email updates on education and funding opportunities

  • Monthly webinars on production topics

  • Discounted prices on online courses

  • Membership to ASI and the ASI Newsletter (American Sheep Industry)

  • Discount to Goat Rancher Magazine

  • And So Much More!

Dual Membership

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Our state's meat processors are under attack!

EPA is posing regulations on meat processors that could put them out of business in the next 5-7 years. We must voice our opposition now!

1) Read the EPA Threatens the Poultry and Meat Processing Industry with New Regulations of Wastewater blog post.

2) If you are a KSWPA or KGPA member, log into your account to see the VIP Access Event from 10/24/23.

3) Make your voice heard! Be ready to enter the Action Center where you can send a message to your legislators to stop the EPA. Comments can be made until March 25, 2024. Submit your comment here.

 

4) Share this fact sheet with everyone you know!

5) Share on your social media accounts with your customer lists, your Farmer's Market managers, local restaurants, and anyone who will be impacted by these regulation changes! The more people speak up the better chance we have of saving our processors!

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