SONORA – Texas AgriLife Research’s annual Angora Goat Performance Test Field Day and Sale is set for July 28 at the Texas AgriLife Research Station at Sonora.
The station is located 28 miles south of Sonora on U.S. Highway 55, between Sonora and Rocksprings.
One Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education unit in the general category will be available for those with a private applicator’s license.
Activities begin at 10 a.m. with an informal viewing of the test animals and records. Educational presentations start at 11 a.m. and continue after lunch. The sale of performance-tested animals will immediately follow the educational program at about 2 p.m.
The educational program’s topics and speakers will include:
– Feral Hog Control, Stan Cottle, Edwards County rancher.
– Mohair Market Update, Scott Mitchell, Mohair Council of America, San Angelo.
– Test Result Comments, Dr. Frank Craddock, Texas AgriLife Extension Service sheep and goat specialist, San Angelo.
– Presentation of Mohair Council of America awards and the recognition of the test’s certified bucks, Craddock.
The sale of performance-tested animals will conclude the day’s activities.
Complete performance data and photos of the bucks in-fleece are available on the Internet at http://safiles.tamu.edu/genetics/angoratest.htm .
For further information, contact Dr. Dan Waldron, test coordinator, or Craddock at 325-653-4576 or the AgriLife Research station at Sonora at 325-387-3168.