American Meat Goat Classic

July 16th thru July 18th 2020

Four meat goat breeds at one event representing our American Meat Goat industry.

Spanish Goats  ~  Kiko Goats ~  Boer Goats ~ American Savannas

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Our Vision

The American Meat Goat Classic invitational seeks to

empower breeders through promotion, education and support towards success in their meat goat endeavors.

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This event will promote quality breeding stock ready to breed from these breeds. All are invited to attend.  There will be educational seminars from a large group of professionals. 

There will be a sale at the conclusion of the seminars featuring four breeds from proven breeders. 

This event is to showcase the goats and to promote the meat goat industry without regard for association or registry politics. 

~ Please contact the Breed Directors for breed specific questions ~

Donna Askew - Spanish Goats

Troy Boone - Kiko Goats

Mark Anderson- Boer Goats

Greg Brooks - American Savanna Goats

 

The Spanish Goat

Beginning in the 1500s, Spanish goats were brought from Spain to the Caribbean Islands and from there to the areas that would become the United States and Mexico. These foundation stocks were an undifferentiated Mediterranean type of goat that was common in Spain at the time but no longer exists. This adds genetic and historic importance to the Spanish goat breeds that evolved in the New World.

The Kiko Goat

Kiko goat. The Kiko is a breed of meat goat from New Zealand. Kiko is the Māori word for flesh or meat. The Kiko breed was created in the 1980s by Garrick and Anne Batten, who cross-bred local feral goats with imported dairy goat bucks of the Anglo-Nubian, Saanen, and Toggenburg breeds.


The Boer Goat

One of the three recognized South African meat breeds imported to the US.

The development of the boer goat in the early 1900's can be traced to the Dutch farmers of South Africa. Boer is a Dutch word meaning farmer. With meat production setting the selection criteria, the Dutch farmers developed the Boer goat as a unique breed of livestock.  Boer goats evolved in Southern Africa from indigenous African and the introduced European stock.

 

The American Savanna Goat


One of the three recognized South African Meat breeds imported to the US.

The Savanna goat's origin can be traced back to 1957 in Douglas, South Africa when Griqua Cilliers was presented a gift of a white Buck goat.  She purchased five indigenous does having a white color pattern to breed this buck to.  They selected for white color, heat tolerance, parasite tolerance and meat production.


 
 
 
 

American Meat Goat Classic

PO BOX 425 ~ Greenfield, IN 46140

260-388-7763