Monday, October 2, 2006

Turkish Delegation Visits Maryland Farms

A delegation of agricultural engineers from Turkey visited several Maryland sheep and goat farms today. The group is being hosted by the University of Maryland College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. Their three week program includes visits to different kinds of farms in Maryland. Their visit coincided with their Prime Minister's visit with President Bush.

Wagon Wheel Ranch, Mt. Airy, Maryland

The next generation of livestock guardians at Wagon Wheel Ranch.
The Anatolian Shepherd originates from Turkey.

Many Rocks Farm, Keedysville, Maryland

Rotational grazing system: goats are moved daily.

Kiko Buck: Ready for Breeding

Learning about Goats

The group also visited the Western Maryland Pasture-Based Meat Goat Performance Test and toured the vineyards at the Western Maryland Research & Education Center in Keedysville.

Turkey has one of the largest sheep and goat populations in the world.

Read article in Herald-Mail

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