Friday, September 10, 2010

Twenty top-gaining bucks

View pictures of the twenty top-gaining bucks from the Western Maryland Pasture-Based Meat Goat Performance Test at .../GoatTest/2010/top20gainers.html.  The goats will be weighed for a final time on September 23, after which time the rankings will likely change.

In order to be eligible for the sale on October 2, bucks must also meet Gold, Silver, and/or Bronze standards of performance for parasite resistance and resilience and minimum standards for reproductive soundness and structural correctness.

Bucks from the test

The Western Maryland Pasture-Based Meat Goat Performance Test was initiated in 2006 at the University of Maryland's Western Maryland Research & Education Center.  The purpose of the test is to evaluate the performance of meat goats consuming a pasture-only diet with natural exposure to internal parasites (worms).

Goat Field Day & Sale (and skillathon)

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