Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Boer buck tops sale

A Full Blood Boer buck consigned by Sherrie Losch from Port Royal, PA, was the high-selling buck at the 2011 Western Maryland Goat Field Day & Sale.

The sale, held September 24 at the Washington County Ag Education Center near Boonsboro, MD, featured the 11 top-peforming bucks from the 2011 Western Maryland Pasture-Based Meat Goat Performance Test.

High-selling Boer buck
(L-R) Lynda Heise and Sherrie Losch

The Losch buck met the test's Gold standards for parasite resistance (fecal egg counts) and parasite resilience (FAMACHA© scores and need for anthelmintic treatment). It sold for $875. The buyer was Lynda Heise from St. Thomas, PA.

The second high-selling buck was  Purebred Kiko consigned by P.J. Murphy from Pittstown, NJ.  It brought  $725 and was also purchased by Lynda Heise. Murphy also had the high-selling doe in the sale, a Kiko yearling that brought $550.

The top-performing buck in the test, a Kiko x Boer buck consigned by Luke Miller, was going back to the farm in Indiana for breeding.

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