We are a not for profit group of diverse individuals with a common interest in goats of which the breeds and uses are as diverse as the people that own and care for them.
Our members work together to share goat related health information, marketing information and event information. We also cooperatively make purchases of seed, supplies and feed.
Our yearly dues are $15. Our meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month at 1pm at the Golden Coyote Coffee in Goldendale Washington. Please feel free to attend any meeting and see if you might enjoy joining us.
The Columbia Basin Goat Guild will be holding a full day workshop May 18 in Lyle, WA. Titled "Goat Academy", this will be one of the most comprehensive programs in the Northwest. Attendees will be participating in hands on lessons covering a variety of goat related topics. A partial list includes hoof care, trimming, tatoo, ear tags, banding, blood draws, FEC analysis, shearing (cleaning,carding & spinning fiber) fiber assessment, pack goats, harness goats, milking, show fitting, and genetics, establishing a web presence, making cheese and yogurt, soap making, fainting goats, grazing for hire........
Obviously this is a packed day and many classes will be going on simultaneously. The class schedules will be available after the first of the year. Go to our events page to download a brochure or request one at HalfCreekFarm@gmail.com . You may also request one by snail mail at Half Creek Farm, PO Box 73, Bickleton, WA 99322.
Lunch of burgers, salads, and drinks are provided as well as breakfast. There is overnight camping & wifi available as well, bring your lawn chairs for the outside classes & visiting with the instructors during dinner. The proceeds will help to fund the various programs the Guild supports in the promotion of goats.This will be a wonderful learning experience and a great chance to meet others who work with these wonderful animals and can share their knowledge. Join us for a great day of learning and networking.