Monday, June 22, 2015

So long Sam . . . we'll miss you!

Merritt "Sam" Burke III  of Lewes, Delaware, passed away Thursday, June 18, 2015, peacefully at home on Lewes Beach with his family at his side. He was born in Milford, Delaware on October 28, 1943.

Sam (L) and his son Laurence (R)

Sam was a long time consignor to the Western Maryland Pasture-Based Meat Goat Performance Test.  He was one of the test's strongest supporters. In 2011, Sam had the top-performing buck. He was named top consignor in 2012 and 2013. He had many other top-performing animals.

Earlier in the year, the Cape Gazette had written an article about Sam's Cedar Creek Farm and Kiko goats. Sam consigned five bucks to this year's test.

Read article in Cape Gazette