REGINA —Tuesday was a good day at the Canadian Western Agribition for Ken and Deb Robinson of ‘Rockin R Ranch’ located just south of the air base in Moose Jaw.
“We won grand champion commercial doe, the grand champion junior doe, the champion senior doe and the grand champion pen of three,” said Ken Robinson. “A pretty good run.”
The honors were won at the Saskatchewan Goat Breeders Association’s annual commercial goat show.
“I think it’s consistency in our breeding program,” said Robinson. “Depending on the genetics and where you start, within three to five years you can be breed up to the standard of goat you want.”
This isn't Robinson’s first taste of success at Agribition however He’s been coming to the show for five years and in that time says he’s won three times for grand champion doe and three times for grand champion pen of three.
Robinson said that winning awards like these can help a breeder fetch top dollar when selling their award winning dams and sires to other goat breeders. Goats that don’t make top honors, whether does or bucks, he said, are sold off for meat production.
Robinson said though people might not think it, goat meat is the most eaten red meat in the world and Canadian farmers can’t keep up with the demand for it.
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