Tuesday, May 5, 2009

56 goats nominated

Fifty-six (56) 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.

Goat eating chicoryThe 56 goats have been nominated by fourteen (14) consigners from twelve (12) states: Delaware (1), Illinois (1), Kansas (2), Kentucky (1), Maryland (2), Mississippi (1), Missouri (1), Ohio (1), Oklahoma (1), Pennsylvania (1), Tennessee (1), and Virginia (1). Six consigners are new.

The nominations include 38 Kikos, 10 Kiko x Boer crossbreds, 2 Myotonics, and 3 "Composite Mountain Meat Goats." 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