IKGA KIKOFEST 2007

International Kiko Goat Association (IKGA) 4th Annual KikoFest
Gray, Tennessee ~ Appalachian Fairgrounds
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, September 13 - 15, 2007

"Know Your Kiko Inside and Out!"

Thursday - Teaching Workshops
Friday - Seminars
Friday night - IKGA Annual Member Meeting and Dinner
Saturday morning - KikoFest Auction
The Farm & Home Building was used for farm/vendor displays.

Teaching Workshops

  • FAMACHA Training/Certification
    by Dr's. Andy and Jen Miller, Certified Trainers
  • Artificial Insemination of Goats, 1 & 2
    by Dr. Maria Leite-Browning, Alabama A & M University Extension
  • Goat Healthcare Techniques
    by Dr. Joseph Garvin, Director of Laboratory Services, VDACS
  • Goat Internal Anatomy/Necropsy
    by Dr. Joseph Garvin, Director of Laboratory Services, VDACS

Seminars

  • Meat Goat Forage Research
    by Dr. Kenneth Turner, Lead Research Animal Scientist, USDA, Agricultural Research Service
  • Forages for Small Ruminants (Cool and Warm Season)
    by Dr. Kim Cassida, Forage Agronomist, USDA, Agricultural Research Service
  • Western Maryland Pasture-Based Meat Goat Performance Test
    Video Presentation
  • TSU Meat Goat Performance Research Update
    by Dr. Richard Browning, Tennessee State University
  • Meat Goat Grading and Carcass Evaluation
  • Internal Parasite Management – An Integrated Approach and Alternative Strategies
    by Dr. James Miller, Dept. of Pathobiological Sciences, School of Veterinary Medicine,Louisiana State University
  • Understanding Chronic Diseases in Goats
    by Dr. Kevin Pelzer, Production Management Medicine
    Dept. of Large Animal Clinical Sciences, VA/MD Regional College of Veterinary Medicine
  • On-Farm Record Keeping and Performance Testing of Meat Goats
    A Teaching Round Table (with all seminar presenters)

KikoFest Dinner Speaker:
Cecil King spoke about minerals for goats during the IKGA Annual Member Dinner

Saturday Auctions - Goat Auction, Benefit Auction, & Silent Auction


Benefit Auction

Purebred Kiko Buck
The Crawford Farm
Jeff & Monica Crawford
  100% NZ Buck
TNB Kikos
Tommy & Nancy Hardman
American Premier Buck
Cripple Creek Ranch
David & Joani Hays
  Goat Skin Rug
M.R. Goats
Mike & Lorie Renick
Hoof Trimmers
Ravenden Ridge Ranch
Cherie Hall & Bill Perkins:
  RANCH MANAGER SOFTWARE - Goat Edition
Lion Edge Technologies
Vintage Children's Goat Books
Goat Cookie Cutter, Goat Plate
Sharpe Farm
Barry & Ginny Arnett
  1960 Hanes Goat Ad – Signed by artist “Bobri”,
“Raising Meat Goats For Profit” – Signed by author “Gail Bowman ”
Island Creek Goat Farm
Michael Wade
Original artwork in graphite pencil by talented artist Jules Kesby
www.natureartists.com/jules_kesby.asp
  Original signed and framed Painting of Kiko Buck by artist 'Pablo Dominguez'
http://www.natureartists.com/dominguezp.htm
pablo.art@sbcglobal.net

Door Prizes

Sydell D-S Livestock Equipment Caprine Supply
Stuck on Flies Island Creek Goat Farm Shepherd’s Heart
Valley Vet Supply Msspecialty Nutrition Milk Products LLC
Intervet Inc Zoo Easy Texas Soap & Sundries
Farm Tek The Coburn Company, Inc Hoegger Supply Company

Contributors

Valley Vet Supply Berres Brothers Coffee Roasters Animal Health Australia
Farm Tek Living the Country Life Magazine Goat Rancher Magazine

A BIG THANK YOU FOR MAKING KIKOFEST 2007 A SUCCESS!

See you next year in Gray, Tennessee for KikoFest 2008, September 18 - 20!