Friday, April 19, 2013

Mid-Atlantic Small Ruminant Extravaganza

The 1st Annual Mid-Atlantic Small Ruminant Extravaganza will be held September 19-21, 2013, at the Olde Dominion Agricultural Complex in Chatham, Virginia. There will be seminars with expert speakers, including a two-day Master Meat Goat Producers Certification Program. A sale of bucks and does will be held on Saturday, starting as 12 p.m.

The sale will include an “Elite Buck Sale” consisting of the Gold, Silver, and Bronze-performing bucks from the Western Maryland Pasture-Based Meat Goat Performance Test.

Top-performing Kiko buck from 2012 test
(consigned by Sam Burke)

One hundred does from top herds across the country will also be sold, regardless of breed or registry affiliation. The doe sale will be comprised primarily of animals from herds that have participated in the Western Maryland Pasture-Based Meat Goat Performance Test.

The sponsor of the event is the Performance Management Group (PMG), which was established to promote breed improvement in the meat goat industry, via performance testing.

For more information about the Mid-Atlantic Small Ruminant Extravaganza, contact  John Smith at or visit the event’s web site at