Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Nomination period opens April 1

The nomination period for the 2011 Western Maryland Pasture-Based Meat Goat Performance Test opens on Friday, April 1 and closes on May 15.  All nominations received by May 15 will be treated the same.

It is not necessary to identify individual goats on the nomination form.  Just indicate the number of goats that you plan to consign.  There is a $20 per goat nomination fee.  A balance of $65 per goat will be due upon delivery to the test site.

Goats must be delivered to the test site on Friday or Saturday, June 3 or 4.  Special arrangements can be made for those who need to deliver their goats before June 3.  No goats can be brought to the test site after June 4.

If nominations exceed test capacity, preference will be given to Maryland residents and previous consigners.

Test guidelines and protocol
Nomination form