The 9th annual Buck Performance Test sponsored by the Oklahoma Meat Goat
Association in conjunction with Langston University will begin May 13, 2006
at Langston University in Langston, OK.
The test is approved by the International Boer Goat Association, and the
American Boer Goat Association to be used in their Ennoblement Programs.
Any buck kid, regardess of breed, born between Dec. 1, 2005 and March 31,
2006, are eligible to participate in the Buck Performance Test. (Papers are
not necessary unless you would like to participate in the Ennoblement
The cost of the test is $125 per animal and that includes feed, vet bills,
prep examination, sonograms and veterinarian examinations once a week.
The 84 day test at Langston University has the capability to measure the
individual feed intake of each buck and also record the weight gain of each
buck. It is the only test station in the nation to offer services such as
feed efficiency, ADG, loin eye sonograms and weekly veterinary checks. With
the drought throughout the nation, feed prices are bound to increase, so
being able to add ADG to your buck with less feed will be a valuable genetic
asset to pass on to their offspring.
The Oklahoma Meat Goat Association is only responsible for the
administrative part of the test, handling the finances, advertising,
purchasing feed and paying the vet bills. Once the bucks arrive at the
testing facility at Langston University, Dr. Steve Hart and his personnel
facilitate the handling and feeding of the bucks and have the sole
responsibility of conducting the test and the results.
For more information, contact Dr. Hart at Langston University 405-466-6138
or Jim Daniel 405-664-8329. You can go to
www.oklahomameatgoatassociation.com to download an application for the buck
Intl BGA, ABGA & AMGA Judge
2307 S. Bluestone St.
Stillwater, OK 74074