Friday, July 8, 2016

Start of Contest

There are fifteen (15) goats in the Performance & Carcass Contest. Starting weights were determined on July 7-8.   On July 7, weights ranged from 34 to 71 lbs. and averaged 53.5 ± 10.8 lbs. The median weight was 54.0 lbs. On July 8, weights ranged from 34 to 70 lbs. and averaged 53.9 ± 10.6 lbs. The median weight was 55.0 lbs.

Starting weights were determined by averaging the two weights. Starting weights ranged from 34.0 to 70.5 lbs. and averaged 53.9 ± 10.6 lbs. During the adjustment period, the goats gained an average of 6.9 ± 2.8 lbs. Gain ranged from 2.0 to 12.7 lbs. No goat lost weight during the adjustment period. ADG ranged from 0.143 to 0.907 lbs. per day and averaged 0.499 ± 0.206 lbs. 

Data from the adjustment period is provided for informational purposes only. It does not factor into the contest. The contest goats are being weighed on a different scale (a traditional box scale) than the test goats.  The only data being collected is weight data. Carcass data will be collected at the time of harvest.

The contest goats are consuming a hay-grain diet.

Download July 7-8 (day 0) report