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4S Goat Expo starts Oct. 2 at Lexington

The eighth annual 4S Goat Expo will begin at 8 a.m. with registration at the Dawson County Fairgrounds, 1000 Plum Creek Parkway, Lexington on Saturday, Oct. 2, said Randy Saner, Lincoln/McPherson County Extension educator.

Entries and weigh in of show and sale goats will take place Friday evening from 6-9 p.m.

Although Kansas, Colorado, South Dakota and Nebraska (S = states) 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:

Business Plan for Successful Meat Goat  Production—Yvonne Zweede-Tucker

Western US Forages for Goats—Doug Anderson

Marketing—Bob Hunt

The Benefits of Heterosis—Randy Saner

Cost Effective Production—Yvonne Zweede-Tucker

USDA Grades of Goats—Randy Saner

Using Goats with Cattle for Pasture Management—Doug Anderson

Producer Panel on Goat Production Management—Jo Ellen Wise, John Scott, Karen Buettner, Yuvonne Zweede-Tucker, Roland Helberg and Jo Beck

Added attractions include commercial vendors, door prizes and a goat raffle, a Nebraska products display and a meat goat breeders’ display, Saner said.

Doug Anderson will judge the Sunday show, which begins at 9 a.m. in the Stevens Arena. Grand and reserve champion will be awarded. The sale starts at 1 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 http://www. 4sgoatexpo.com.

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