Sunday, September 13, 2009

Performance-tested buck and doe sale

The 2nd Annual Western Maryland Goat Field Day and Sale will be held Saturday, October 3, 2009, at the Washington County Agricultural Education Center (fairgrounds) near Boonsboro, Maryland.

Top-performing buck in 2009 testMeat goat bucks from the Western Maryland Pasture-Based Meat Goat Performance Test that meet Gold, Silver, and Bronze standards for growth, parasite resistance, parasite resilience, and minimum standards for reproductive and structural soundness will be offered for sale via public auction.

Thirty-four does have also been consigned to the sale. They include twenty-five fullblood, percentage and crossbred Kikos and nine fullblood and percentage Boers; four yearling does and 30 doe kids. Doe consigners include ALL Boer Goats (MD), Losch's Riverview Farm Boer Goats (PA), Caprine Genetics (VA), Cheyview Acres (KY), Cedar Creek Farm (DE), and Don & Jenny Smith (VA).

All of the goats will be sold via silent auction. In a silent auction, bidding is done on paper. The goats are not paraded through a sale ring. A silent auction gives bidders more time to consider their purchases. The bidding period will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The person with the highest bid at 2 p.m. gets the goat.

View doe consignments
Download doe sale catalog
Top-performing bucks (as of 9/10)

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