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Eastern operates a 4,000 acre farm as a living, outdoor laboratory that enables students to get real world experience that coordinates with classroom instruction.

Forage-Based Meat Goat Buck Test

Eastern Oklahoma State College, in partnership with Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service, is home to the Oklahoma Forage-Basked Meat Goat Buck Test. Goat producers seeing ways to better manage their operations in ever more challenging production conditions can enroll their genetics in the popular test.

Objective

To identify individual bucks as well as their sires and dams that carry genetics expressing economically important traits in commercial meat goat production. Additionally, this test will allow breeders to compare genetics within their herd to make better management decisions as to herd lines that will produce profitable progeny for future herds. This test will also provide valuable information for all goat producers and the public.

Dates

The 13th annual Oklahoma Forage-Based Meat Goat Buck Test is scheduled for June 28 to September 20, 2019. Important dates for the test include:

Weaning Deadline: May 15, 2019

Nominations Open: May 1 to June 1, 2019

Check-In: June 14, 2019 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Warm-Up: June 14 through June 27, 2019

Test Period: June 28 to September 20, 2019

Field Day and Awards: September 19, 2019

Test Results

    Additional Information

    Entry Requirements, Test Protocol, Results and Educational Information (pdf)

    Staff and Contact Information

    Technical Advisory Committee
    Test Advisor - Barry Whitworth, DVM, OCES Area Food/Animal Quality and Health Specialist
    Test Nutritionist - Brian Freking, OCES Southeast District Livestock Specialist

    Test Staff
    Test Veterinarian - Dr. Dustin Hulsey, 918.471.8767
    Test Extension Educator - Tony Johnson, 918.465.3349