||1999 ASU Performance Test Results
We sent 5 of our 8 fullblood buck offspring sired by
Hakuna Matata to the 1999 Meat Goat Performance Test at the Angelo State University Management, Instruction and Research Center in San Angelo, TX. The other 3 fullblood bucks were too young to participate. The test began May 27, 1999 and ended August 31, 1999, and accepted bucks born between January 1, 1999 and March 31, 1999.
3 of the 5 bucks we had on test finished in the top 20%. Our buck that did the worst was gaining weight at a better than average rate until the last 4 weeks when he developed an upper respiratory problem and stopped growing. Prior to going to the test he was actually our fastest growing buck. If he had maintained his growth rate through the end of the test we would have ranked 2nd instead of 4th in the herd standings and
Hakuna Matata would have ranked 9th instead of 15th in the sire standings. A total of 14 herds and 42 sires were represented at the test.
On September 18, 1999 we acquired one of the top 5% bucks,
L541 (since renamed Mbwa Fahali).
Click on the underlined links below to view the complete test results. When you are finished click the back button on your browser to return to this page. The abbreviation ADG means average daily gain (reported in lbs/day) and REA means ribeye area (reported in square inches). Please note that a 135 lb. goat with a ribeye area of 2.4 is not necessarily superior to a 100 lb. goat with a ribeye area of 2.1. The ribeye areas of goats with significantly different weights are difficult to compare, although it would probably be safe to say that a 100 lb. goat with a ribeye area of 2.4 is superior to either a 135 lb. goat with the same size ribeye or another 100 lb. goat with a ribeye area of 2.1.
Click here for a chart showing average
ribeye areas of different size goats.
1999 Herd Results,
1999 Sire Results, 1999 Individual Animal Results