HEADS UP FOR ALL YOUR MINNESOTA GOAT BREEDERS OUT THERE!
The Minnesota 4-H Meat Goat committee has voted to offer a 4-H MARKET DOE CLASS at the 2014 Minnesota State Fair.
This class will be a market class not a breeding doe class.
All rules for the market wethers will apply for identification and fitting same as the wethers including these doe's MUST be disbudded. The market does should be shown like wethers such as bracing etc.
These does will not be judged on correct udder, bite, breed character, etc.... THEY WILL BE EVALUATED AS MARKET ANIMALS.
PLEASE NOTE, if the doe is shown in the market class, she CANNOT BE SHOWN THE FOLLOWING YEAR IN THE DRY YEARLING BREEDING DOE CLASS.
The committee is seeking another
4-H auction slot for this class in the blue ribbon auction. REMEMBER TO SUPPORT THIS AUCTION AT THE STATE FAIR. THE GOAT PROJECT NEEDS MORE SUPPORT FROM BREEDERS AND ENCOURAGE YOUR SUPPLIERS TO SUPPORT THE GOATS AT THE AUCTION.
Please make your decisions early and remember to disbud these animals. This opens an all new market for meat goat breeder's out there, and a new opportunity for the 4-Hers out there.
ROUND OF APPLAUSE