Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact: Dr. Dan Waldron, 325-653-4576, email@example.com
SONORA – Texas AgriLife Research’s annual Angora Goat Performance Test Field Day and Sale is set for July 26 at the AgriLife Research Station at Sonora.
The station is located 28 miles south of Sonora on U.S. Highway 55, between Sonora and Rocksprings.
Activities begin at 10:30 a.m. with an informal inspection of the test animals and their records. Educational presentations start at 1 p.m. after a noon lunch. The sale of performance-tested animals will immediately follow the educational program at about 2 p.m.
The program’s topics include:
– Mohair Market Update and Outlook, Mohair Council of America, San Angelo.
– Performance Trends and Relationships Among Traits, Comments On Test Results, compiled by Dr. Dan Waldron, AgriLife Research, and presented by Dr. Frank Craddock, Texas AgriLife Extension Service state sheep and goat specialist, both from San Angelo.
– Presentation of Mohair Council of America Awards and the Recognition of Certified Bucks.
The sale of performance-tested animals will conclude the day’s activities.
Complete performance data and photos of the bucks in-fleece are available at http://safiles.tamu.edu/genetics/angoratest.htm .
For further information, contact Waldron or Craddock at 325-653-4576 or the AgriLife Research station at Sonora at 325-387-3168.