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Judging of Slaughter Meat Goats
Frank Craddock
Extension Sheep and Goat Specialist
San Angelo, Texas
This article by Dr. Craddock was first published on on Oct 6, 2000.

The following is the evaluation criteria and applicable "points" for each attribute of the animal.

    Structural Correctness, Style and Balance
    30 Points
  • up-headed with neck extending out of top of shoulders
  • strong level top
  • long rump with slight slope from hips to pins
  • front and rear legs should be straight and placed square under the body
  • strong pasterns; strong, well formed feet; quality of bone
  • proper blending of all body parts.
    Volume and Capacity
    25 Points
  • length of body
  • depth of body
  • width of body (spring of ribs, width through chest floor)
    35 Points
  • deep, thickly muscled leg and rump, stifle thickness
  • broad, think back and loin
  • bold shoulders, wide chest floor, prominent forearm
  • width between the front and rear legs
    10 Points
  • thin, uniform covering of fat over the loin, rib and shoulder
_____ 100 - Total Points


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