September 27, 2018
Lincoln, Neb. — Goat producers in Nebraska and the surrounding region are encouraged to attend the 4S Goat Expo that is scheduled for Oct. 13 - 14 at the Lincoln County Fairgrounds, 5015 W Rodeo Road, North Platte.
The Expo will feature:
- Genetic management for a profitable future - Richard Browning, professor goat genetics, Tennessee State University
- Selecting a breeding goat for future improvement – Doug Smith, division chair animal science/ag education, judging coach, Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture, Curtis
- Genetic selection for your seed stock operation – Richard Browning
- Experienced producer panel sharing management suggestions
- Parasite management – Cody Doubt, Merck Animal Health
- Youth goat judging contest (Awards will be given to top youth in junior and senior divisions)
- Famacha training – Randy Saner, Nebraska Extension educator
- Goat show and sale – Judge Doug Smith, 60 lots have been consigned for sale
- Custom grazing goats and commercial production - Heather Strawder, Dickens
New this year is a Showmanship contest for youth. Sixty lots of goats including 12 bucks and 48 does have been consigned from three states. The breeds represented are Savanna and Boer.
Goat check-in is 3 – 9 p.m. Oct. 12 and before 8 a.m. on Oct. 13. The expo seminar will start at 10 a.m. The Oct. 14 show will start at 8 a.m. with a sale-goat only show followed by a show-goat only show. The sale will start at 1 p.m.