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Four-state meat goat seminar, show set

LEXINGTON—The Seventh Annual Four State Goat Expo will begin at 8 a.m. with registration at the Dawson County Fairgrounds Saturday, Oct. 3, said Randy Saner, Lincoln/McPherson County Extension Educator.

Entries and weigh in of show and sale goats will take place Friday from 6 to 9 p.m.

Although Kansas, Colorado, South Dakota and Nebraska are the official four states in the name, the event is expected to draw up to 300 participants from a seven-state area, Saner said.

Program topics include:

  • Goat Nutrition for the Great Plains—Frank Pinkerton
  • Improving Reproduction in the Goat—Beth Walker
  • Parasite Management—Randy Saner
  • Famacha Training—Randy Saner
  • Fitting and Showing Goats—Beth Walker
  • The Ligher Side of Goats—Dr. Joe Jeffrey
  • Disease Concerns from Goats to Humans—Dr. Todd Longfellow
  • Economics of Raising Goats—Frank Pinkerton
  • Producer Panel—Beth Walker, Roland Helberg, Jo Bek and Frank Pinkerton

Added attractions include commercial vendors, door prizes and a goat raffle, a Nebraska products display and a meat goat breeders’ display, Saner said.

Beth Walker will judge the Sunday show, which begins at 9 a.m. in the Stevens Arena. Grand and reserve champion awards are sponsored by G Man Feed and Seed Store. The sale starts at 1 p.m. with auctioneer Wendell Brott.

For more information, call your local extension office or download an agenda and registration form from the Website at http://www.4sgoatexpo.com.

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