Thursday, October 2, 2008

Buck and doe sale on Saturday

The 1st Western Maryland Performance Tested Buck and Invitational Doe Sale and Field Day will be held this Saturday, October 4, at the Washington County Agricultural Education Center near Boonsboro, MD.

The top buck in this year's test, a Kiko buck consigned by John Smith (VA)The field day portion of the program will get underway at 10 a.m. The featured speaker will be Dr. Dan Waldron from Texas A&M University in San Angelo, TX. Dr. Waldron will discuss different aspects of performance testing (on-farm, central, and EPD's). He will also give an update on the Texas meat goat industry.

At noon, lunch (chevon burgers) will be available for purchase from the MPWV Meat Goat Producers Association. The sale will start at 2 p.m. The top 10 bucks from the Western Maryland Pasture-Based Meat Goat Performance Test will be sold in random order. The ten next best bucks from the test will then sell. Forty-one (41) Kiko and percentage Kiko does have been consigned to the sale. Most of the does are half-siblings to the bucks on test.

Download list of sale bucks
Download list of doe consignments