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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.
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.
Information regarding the 2017 test will be posted when it is available.
Upon check-in, producers must provide the following sire and dam information for each entrant to the best of their capacity:
- Sire Name/Number
- Sire Registration Number (if registered)
- Sire Birthdate
- Dam Name/Number
- Dam Registration Number (if registered)
- Dam Birthdate
- WW Ratio
Entry Requirements, Test Protocol, Results and Educational Information
Staff and Contact Information
Technical Advisory Committee
Test Agronomist- Chris Rice, OCES Southeast District Agronomist
Test Nutritionist- Brian Freking, OCES Southeast District Livestock Specialist
Test Veterinarian - Dr. Dustin Hulsey, 918.471.8767
Test Manager - Barney Howard, 918.448.2191
Test Extension Educator - Tony Johnson, 918.465.3349