Friday, September 24, 2010

Sale bucks

Eleven bucks have qualified for the sale on October 2. In order to be eligible for the sale, the bucks had to meet the 2010 Gold, Silver, or Bronze standards of performance for growth, parasite resistance, and resilience and minimum standards for reproductive and structural soundness.

Two of the top-gaining bucks in the test were disqualified from the sale because they failed to meet the minimum standards for either parasite resistance (fecal egg counts) or parasite resistance (FAMACHA© scores).

Of the 11 bucks that are being offered for sale, nine are purebred or percentage Kiko.  The other two include a Kiko x Boer cross and a Myotonic.  Consignors from seven states have bucks in the 2010 sale:  Delaware, Illinois, Kansas, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Virginia.

Kiko x Boer buck - #46
consigned by Bill Lowe (PA)
Thirty does have been consigned to the sale.  All of the goats will be sold via silent auction.  The bidding period is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Sale bucks