Four-state meat goat seminar planned Oct. 3 |

Four-state meat goat seminar planned Oct. 3

LEXINGTON, Neb. – The Seventh Annual Four State Goat Expo will begin at 8 a.m. with registration at the Dawson County Fairgrounds on Sat., Oct. 3, 2009, said Randy Saner, Lincoln/McPherson County Extension Educator. Entries and weigh in of show and sale goats will take place Friday evening from 6:00 to 9:00 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 9:00 a.m. in the Stevens Arena. Grand and Reserve Champion Awards are sponsored by G Man Feed and Seed Store. The sale starts at 1:00 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


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