Welcome to the Kewaunee County Goat Project.
Below you will find information about upcoming goat meetings, project information, and goat resources. We will continue to add more information as it becomes available.
The Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) rules enacted in October 2015 require livestock farmers to correctly apply VFD Orders and retain all VFD Orders for two (2) years, producing them for inspection when requested to do so.
VFD Orders may be stored electronically or as hard copy paper.
What is a VFD? A VFD is a written (nonverbal) statement issued by a licensed veterinarian in the course of the veterinarian’s professional practice that authorizes the use of a VFD drug or combination VFD drug in or on an animal feed. This written statement authorizes the client (the owner of the animal or animals or other caretaker) to obtain and use animal feed bearing or containing a VFD drug or combination VFD drug to treat the client’s animals only in accordance with the conditions for use approved, conditionally approved, or indexed by the FDA. A VFD is also referred to as a VFD order.
What Should Be on a VFD Order?
This information is required on a lawful VFD order:
- veterinarian’s name, address, and telephone number;
- client’s name, business or home address, and telephone number;
- premises at which the animals speciﬁed in the VFD are located;
- date of VFD issuance;
- expiration date of the VFD;
- name of the VFD drug(s);
- species and production class of animals to be fed the VFD feed;
- approximate number of animals to be fed the VFD feed by the expiration date of the VFD;
- indication for which the VFD is issued;
- level of VFD drug in the feed and duration of use;
- withdrawal time, special instructions, and cautionary statements necessary for use of the drug in conformance with the approval;
- number of reorders (reﬁlls) authorized, if permitted by the drug approval, conditional approval, or index listing;
- statement: “Use of feed containing this veterinary feed directive (VFD) drug in a manner other than as directed on the labeling (extralabel use), is not permitted”;
- an affirmation of intent for combination VFD drugs as described in 21 CFR 558.6(b)(6); and veterinarian’s electronic or written signature.
- For more information about the VFD, visit http://www.fda.gov/safefeed
Download the 4 page pamphlet here: Veterinary Feed Directive PDF or here: https://uwmadison.box.com/s/yo8dga5ajltsgk06fs9ogiqqpukoz2ek . Please note that this is the most current information we have been provided at this time and can be subject to change.
Watch an informational video here: https://youtu.be/j0SpgprhG9c
Additional Resources on VFD
Goat Project Calendar
Goat Project 2016-2017 Meeting Dates
Bylaw change will require two goat meetings in the Project year, one of which is the mandatory May meeting. Meeting dates will alternate between Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Goat Project Meeting Minutes
Goat Project Member Profile: This should be handed into Amylynn, Deb A., Shauna, or Darlene
Goat Member Information Profile
Goat Management Record Page
Goat Management Record 2016
UW-Extension Goat Publication by Aerica Bjurstrom and Dave Wachter
4-H Goat Webpage: This is a great source for information about the 4-H Goat Project. There are links to literature, events, and much more!
Goat First Aid A resource compiled by 4-H Project member Autumn L.
Dairy Goat Resources
Wisconsin Dairy Goat Association Website
Dairy Goat Forum: a forum that discusses dairy goats
Dairy Goat Books Recommended by our County Goat Leaders
Dairy Goats for Pleasure and Profit by Harvey considine
Dairy Goat Judging techniques by Harvey Considine and George W. Trimberger
The Illustrated Standard of the Dairy Goat by Nancy Lee Owen
Kewaunee County Goat Leaders
For more information about the goat project please contact the UW-Extension office or one of these leaders:
Scott and Shauna Robinson, Darlene Boeder, Stephanie and Karl Boeder, Patty Schmidt ,or Amylynn Jensen