Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Half-full already

Goat from 2007 testAs of today, we already have 26 nominations for the 2008 Western Maryland Pasture-Based Meat Goat Performance Test. The nomination period opened yesterday. Nominations must be postmarked by May 15.

If we receive nominations for more goats than we are able to acommodate in the test, preference will be given to previous consigners and Maryland breeders.

We are able to accept up to 50 goats for the 2008 test. So far, goats have been nominated from Maryland (5), Pennsylvania (7), Delaware (5), Illinois (4), and Mississippi (5).

This year's test will include an educational field day, performance-tested buck and invitational doe sale, and slaughter component.