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2018 Forage-Based Meat Goat Buck Test Results

Weights, FAMACHA© scores, and fecal egg counts will be taken on a regular basis throughout the test period.
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June 29 Initial Test Results 

July 9 Test Results 

July 23 Test Results

August 6 Test Results*
*Unfortunately, we had to send our scales to be fixed as the load bars were damaged during another project. Some producers have asked about respiratory issues as this continues to be one of the difficulties when animals are transported to new locations and experience stress of new environmental conditions. The animals highlighted in yellow have been treated for respiratory challenges at some point during this test.

August 20 Test Results*
*No goats needed to be dewormed. Rainfall has been unusual for August so we will see what the future holds on the parasite pressure.

September 7 Test Results*
*This is the latest update of weights and egg counts with running totals to help producers see how their goats have progressed. Producers, please be expecting information from the Test Manager in regard to the upcoming Field Day.

September 18 Final Test Results

2018 Buck Test Final Report