Monday, February 16, 2009

2009 West Virginia Buck Test

Nominations for the 2009 West Virginia Buck (and Ram) Performance Test are due April 1. Bucks are to be delivered to the WVU Reymann Memorial Farm (near Wardensville) between 8:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Monday, April 20. The test will conclude on July 1, and there will be a sale on July 25.

To be eligible, bucks must be born between January 1, 2009, and February 20, 2009, inclusive. A maximum of 30 bucks will be accepted.

For more information, contact Brad Smith at or 304/257-4688 or Sara Hare at or 304/874-3561.

The West Virginia test is the only performance test utilizing residual feed intake data as a measure of feed efficiency in small ruminants. Residual feed intake is actual minus (-) expected feed intake (based on size and growth potential).

Download 2009 Guidelines