Wednesday, April 15, 2009

45 goats nominated

So far, forty-five (45) male goats have been nominated to the 2009 Western Maryland Pasture-Based Meat Goat Performance Test. Up to 70 goats will be accepted for testing. Previous consigners and Maryland residents will be favored in the selection process.

Goats from 2008 testThe 45 goats have been nominated by ten (10) consigners from eight (8) states: Delaware (1), Illinois (1), Kansas (2), Maryland (2), Mississippi (1), Ohio (1), Oklahoma (1), and Pennsylvania (1). Four consigners are new.

The nominations include 38 Kikos, 5 Kiko crossbreds, and 2 Myotonics. The Myotonics are the first to be nominated for the Maryland test. The nomination period for the test concludes on May 15. It is not necessary to list specific goats during the nomination process.

Download nomination form