Sunday, November 20, 2011

NKR goat conference & Kiko sale May 18-19 in Missouri

The National Kiko Registry’s first nationwide meat goat conference and Kiko auction will be held May 18-19, 2012, in Springfield, Mo.

The National Kiko Registry Ozark Empire Goat Conference and Spotlight Auction will be an opportunity for all producers to learn more about managing their operations and for NKR breeders to "spotlight" some of their best animals in the sale. Breeders will also have the opportunity to set up displays showing what their farms can offer, to visit with old friends while making new ones, and to have a "good times getaway" weekend.  

The keynote speaker will by Dr. Richard Browning of Tennessee State University.  If you haven't had an opportunity to hear Dr. Browning in the last few years, don't miss this opportunity to be brought up to date on his doe herd research.  Dr. Browning will be joined at the podium by animal science and livestock health professionals from around the country as well as some of the most experienced breeders in the industry.  

Host hotel is the Lamplighter Inn & Suites North,  2820 N. Glenstone (I-44 Exit
80) ph. 417-863-3900 ( ).  All rooms have
refrigerator & microwave. Hi-speed internet access; Extended stay; Free
Guest laundry; Pet friendly. The reserved rate is $59.00.

This event follows two successful educational conferences sponsored by the NKR in 2011: the Heartland Meat Goat Conference in Columbus, Kan., and the Corn Country Meat Goat Conference in Corydon, Ind. 

For more information on the Missouri conference and sale, contact the event coordinator, Ron Polette, at 314-808-7664 or

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