There were a lot of great seminars and speakers. I wasn't able to get photos of everything, but here are just a few that I managed to get.
|Producer Panel (L-R) Darlene Cullen, Richard Gamby, Shane Hesterman, Wes Pinneo, Mike Guffey, & Nic Girgenti|
|Dr. Richard Browning, Jr.|
|Mr. Sherman Grubb, III|
|Dr. Steve Hart|
|Hands on learning; hoof trimming, shots, ear tagging, and microchipping|
They also had the first ever AKGA Maiden Doe Futurity. Does were judged based on phenotype only, with the AKGA conformation guidelines that were on the web site as a basis. The judge was provided with score cards in the 6 specific areas outlined in the conformation guidelines to score goats on: Head, Neck & Forequarters, Body, Hindquarter, Reproductive Organs, and Skin & Coat and an additional area General Overall Appearance and Movement. Dr. Richard Browning, Jr made the selections.
|AKGA Maiden Doe Futurity Judging and Selection|
The top 3 does that were chosen out of those that entered were in the photo below. They are from ( L-R) Wes Pinneo; B Bar W Kikos, Jean Gullion; MJ Ironwater Acres, Craig Adams; Adams Family Kikos, also Dr. Richard Browning, Jr from Tennessee State University.
|Top 3 in the Doe Futurity|
The youth that attended were also given a packet with activities to complete to earn Kiko Kids Buck$. As you can see, our two kids got busy on the activities to earn some buck$. Our oldest started talking about his own herd he was going to start since he was able to earn buck$ that could be used towards registration.
|Hard at work|
|Listening to the speakers so they can fill out the questionnaire|
The last day of the convention was concluded with the AKGA Breeders Showcase Sale. We didn't purchase any goats this year, but there were some nice goats consigned.
|Getting ready for the sale|
We are looking forward to the next "goat gathering".