CSU, Chico

College of Ag Hosts Sheep and Goat Day

College of Ag Hosts Sheep and Goat Day

The California State University, Chico College of Agriculture hosted its annual educational Sheep and Goat Day and Sale on Feb. 9 at the University Farm located on Hegan Lane. A total of 850 youth and parents participated. The event began at 7:30 a.m. and included a trade show, educational workshops and a live sale of 52 sheep and 15 goats.

Topics for educational workshops included nutrition, fitting and grooming, showmanship and sheep and goat selection. Lunch was provided by the Northern California Meat Goat Association Youth members. In addition to lunch, all participants were given two raffle tickets to win a ewe donated from the CSU, Chico Sheep Unit. 

After the sale preview and lunch, the sale started at 12:45 p.m. Participants in the sheep and goat selection workshops determined the sale order by evaluating and placing the animals, and the top selections were sold first. The high-selling goat was from Chico State selling for $650. The high-selling lamb came from consigner Fish Club Lambs and sold for $775. The average price for goats and lambs included was $411 per head.

February 19, 2013