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This page updated 01/14/07

Elmo was named by our then  2-year old son Sam, so what do you expect.  Elmo and our buck S231Y were co-champions of the 2004 ASU Meat Goat Performance Test.  Both bucks gained 70 lbs in 84 days at the test, or 0.833 lbs/day on average, and also had the largest ribeye areas at 2.4 square inches.  He was born on February 22, 2004 at Marvin Shurley's Texas Goat Flock in Sonora, TX.  We purchased him at the end of the performance test

Elmo is a son of Sunny Acres Aaron who also sired the high gaining buck at Langston University in 2003 and 2004, and the winner of the 2003 Pasture Performance Test.  Elmo's impressive pedigree  includes Glipsie and Emmitt.

We used him for the first time in Fall 2004, and he was our top testing sire at the 2005 test.  During the summer of 2005 he got in with the does and bred some early, then on September 29, 2005, 2 days before we planned on breeding him to more does, he got his head stuck in a feeder, panicked, and dragged it to the fence where he and the feeder got tangled in the hot wire.  He died, and I wound up making a trip to Sonora, TX to lease his sire Aaron from Marvin.  

We have since purchased another Aaron son, Great Balls of Fire I, an impressive red paint buck.