Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Elite Buck & Doe Sale

The top-performing bucks from this test will be sold via public auction at the 1st Annual Mid-Atlantic Small Ruminant Extravaganza, to be held September 19-21, 2013, at the Olde Dominion Agricultural Complex in Chatham, Virginia.

Top-gaining buck
Kiko doe consigned to sale
Bucks meeting Gold, Silver, or Bronze Standards of performance for growth, parasite resistance, and parasite resilience (usually 10-12) will be eligible to sell. The sale will be held Saturday, September 21 at 12 noon.

The Elite Buck Sale will be followed by an Elite Doe Sale. Sixty to seventy goats of various breed types have been consigned:  Kiko, Boer, Spanish, and Savanna. Most of the does are yearling age or older. Most of the doe consigners are participants in this test and/or the buck test in Oklahoma.

2013 has proven to be a very challenging year for bucks in the Western Maryland Pasture-Based Meat Goat Performance Test. That's why this is a perfect year to purchase a buck from the test. A significant parasite challenge is required to identify genetically-superior males.

The Small Ruminant Extravaganza is being sponsored by the Performance Management Group (PMG). For more information, contact John Smith at  jstrider01@netscape.com or visit the group's web site at http://pmg-epd.com.