Friday, May 15, 2009

77 goats nominated

The nomination deadline for the 2009 Western Maryland Pasture-Based Meat Goat Performance Test is today, May 15th. Seventy-seven (77) goats have been nominated for this year's test which will begin on June 6.

Nominations have been received from 21 breeders from 11 states: Delaware, 1; Illinois, 2, Kansas, 2; Kentucky, 2; Maryland, 3; Mississippi, 1; Missouri, 1; Ohio, 2; Oklahoma, 2; Pennsylvania, 2; Tennessee, 1; and Virginia, 2.

There are seven new consigners to the test. It is the first year that goats from Tennessee and Ohio have been nominated to the test.

Genetic composition of the nominated goats is Kiko, 55; Kiko x Boer, 11; Boer, 6; Composite Mountain Meat Goat, 3; and Myotonic, 2. It is the first year that Myotonic goats have been nominated to the test.