January 30, 2018

Dairy Goat Industry Info Session for Eastern Ontario Economic Developers

Overview of Ontario dairy goat industry


Overview of Ontario’s Dairy Goat Industry in the Global and National Context (Marlene Paibomesai, Dairy Specialist, OMAFRA)

Ontario’s Dairy Goat Industry (Tim Metzger, Manager, Beef Cattle, Sheep, Goats, Alternative Livestock and Aquaculture, OMAFRA)

  • Challenges and Opportunities identified by industry
  • Update on the Provincial Dairy Goat Sector Value Chain Roundtable

Broker Updates (Kevin Weaver, Dairy Goat Industry Advisor, Gay Lea; others TBA)

  • Immediate and emerging opportunities for new or expanding goat dairy production 

Key Resources for prospective dairy goat farmers (Robert Blenkinsop, Manager, Dairy Food Safety Program and Philip Wilman, Raw Milk Quality Program Coordinator, OMAFRA)

Next Steps

Continental breakfast will be provided. Thanks to Ontario East Economic Development Commission for providing the space to host this meeting.


945 Princess Street, Innovation Park
Kingston , ON K7K6X3
January 30, 2018 (All day)
44° 14' 38.8716" N, 76° 30' 39.8448" W