Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Doe consignments

Forty-one (41) meat goat does have been consigned to the 1st Western Maryland Performance-Tested Buck and Invitational Doe Sale and Field Day, to be held this Saturday, October 4, at the Washington County Agricultural Education Center near Boonsboro, MD.

Does have been consigned by John Smith (VA), Don Smith (VA), Dana and James Barnes (KY), and Jeanne Dietz-Band (MD). Each of these consigners also have bucks in the sale. All of the does are purebred and percentage Kikos. Most of the does are half-siblings to the bucks on test.

Additional information will be available the day of the sale. The sale will get underway at 2 p.m. Lunch (chevon burgers) will be available for purchase from the MPWV Meat Goat Producers Association.

A mini-field day will be held from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. The featured speaker will be Dr. Dan Waldron from Texas A&M University in San Angelo. Dr. Waldron will be talking about different methods of performance testing and other aspects of goat selection. He will give an update on the Texas goat industry.

Download list of doe consignments