The 4S Goat Expo will offer seminars, shows, and a sale on Oct. 3-4 at the Lincoln County Fairgrounds, 5015 W. Rodeo Road in North Platte.
The seminar will start promptly at 10 a.m. on Oct. 3.
Speakers and topics include:
- Marketing Your Goat Herd – Randy Dusek, Lazy S-T Ranch San Angelo, TX
- Managing Your Goat Pasture –Jack Arterburn, Extension Educator, Beef Systems Rushville, Nebraska
- Developing a Breeding Program to Fit Your Operation, Randy Dusek, Lazy S-T Ranch San Angelo TX
- Management Suggestions from Experienced Producers (Producers Panel)
- Budgets for Nebraska Producers – Elliot Dennis, Assistant Professor of Livestock Marketing & Risk Management, Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Nebraska Lincoln
- Youth Goat Judging Contest (Awards will be given to top youth in Junior and Senior Divisions)
- Parasite Management – Randy Saner, Nebraska Extension Educator, North Platte Nebraska
- Goat Show Judge is Randy Dusek, Lazy S-T Ranch, San Angelo TX. Randy is a certified Boer Goat Judge.
- Entries for the sale are due September 6
Goats will check-in Friday, Oct. 2 from 3-9 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 3 before 8 a.m. with the seminar starting at 10 a.m. The show will start Sunday, Oct. 4 at 8 a.m. for sale goats. Afterwards, there will be a “show only” show. The sale will start at 1 p.m.
The program will be held at the Lincoln County Fairgrounds located at 5015 W. Rodeo Road, in North Platte.
For the third year, a showmanship contest will be held for youth.