Livestock News

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Kentucky’s quality forage base affords many opportunities for goat and sheep grazing pastures. With the Kentucky Department of Agriculture reporting that the state is home to nearly 68,000 goats and about 43,000 sheep, new and established producers can benefit from educational opportunities like the Small Ruminant Grazing Conference.

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Though the forecast for 2014 crop receipts is down 2 percent, a 15 percent increase in beef, poultry, dairy and hog prices is expected to boost 2014 Kentucky agricultural cash receipts to $6 billion, up slightly from $5.7 billion in 2013. The outlook for 2015, however, is expected to drop back to the $5.7 billion range.

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