October 26, 2010

Awesome Year

The test was a great one this year and I just want to let everyone know that we really enjoyed working with your animals and you as a producers. I would like to take this time to say thank you for letting us spend the time with your animals and sending us an awesome set of bucks to work with this year. Keep up the good work and keep making the Oklahoma Forage Based Buck test one of the best!

October 25, 2010


The results are in and we would like to say good job to all the producers and an special congradulations to the winners David Johnson, Duff Sandness, Wes Pinneo,and Sky Shivers. Along with a job well done by Linda Sparks for having the largest Loin Eye. I will be posting the data to the blog as well!

October 20, 2010

Final Data

Well, we worked the bucks for the last time and are working on the data for you guys to see on Saturday. We have some outstanding individuals this year and the test is truly going to be a close one. The field day is Saturday starting at 1:30 if you have any questions or want more details about the field day please e-mail Mary and mpenick@kerrcenter.com


October 14, 2010

The end

The end is coming upon us quicker than we all could expect. On October 23, 2010 we will be having the field day for the buck test beginning at 1:30 at Kerr Center and ending at 3:30. The field day will consist of an overview of the test and then we will load the bucks up for you guys to take home.

October 8, 2010

PDF Data files

Hey guys I just wanted to let everyone know I e-mailed you guys the PDF data files if you do not receive the e-mail with the files send me an e-mail at cloyd@kerrcenter.com

October 7, 2010

10/4/10 Data

The data has been posted! We are coming to an end soon and all the boys are looking great hope you guys enjoy what you see!

October 6, 2010


Guys! I am sorry we didn't get the data up for you guys today but Mary is still reading on her fecals and my computer was causing issues and would not let me upload my half of the data.

October 4, 2010

Upcoming Data

Hey everyone! We worked this morning instead of on Friday due to all of us being under the weather with a cold. I am working on putting the data together and we are reading fecals so be looking for the data to be posted no later than Wednesday. Sorry, for things to being a little behind.

September 23, 2010


The data that was posted on 9/9/10 had an error on tag numbers and I just wanted to re-post the data so everyone could have the correct one. There were two 101 goats; when I was putting in the data I just completely made a typing error and wanted to get everyone back on the same page as we are.

September 16, 2010


Finally the rain has hit the ground at the ranch and we are thankful to announce we have a new member of the Kerr family on staff, Ann Wells. The goats are really enjoying the greening of the pastures and all the new growth. There have been some cooler nights and everyone is really seeming to enjoy the break from the miserable heat. Last week we worked the goats and even took some pictures of the process we go through when working with your animals which I will add to the slide show. I have already added the data to the data sets on the right hand side I really hope you are pleased with what you see if you have any questions at all give us a call or send us an e-mail.

September 13, 2010

Cooler Weather

As many of you know the weather had been pretty hot and dry in this part of the world. This last week we finally got a small break from the heat and the cool front from the Tropical storm brought in some rain for us just enough to green everything. We did work the bucks on Thursday morning and will hopefully get the data posted toward the end of this week as we are fairly busy around the ranch. Not only, will I be posting the data but I will be posting some pictures of us working the bucks.

August 26, 2010


Guys and Gals,

I just wanted to give you a little bit of information we learned on Friday when working the bucks. The first thing we learned is the ticks have invaded not only the dogs but some of the goats. We first began to pick the ticks and noticed a little swelling of the ears of the high infected bucks so we took those bucks to see Dr. Mitchell and when he picked the ticks we put them in a vile to send off to a livestock entomologist for more research on the tick problem. Dr. Mitchell said the best thing we can do is watch them and pick the ticks then put a little iodine where the ticks were located. On the other hand, there are some great things happening with the bucks including some really nice weight gains and fecal counts plus the weather gave us a little bit of a break for a few days and everyone and every animal is enjoying the cooler weather we are experiencing. I hope you guys enjoy looking at the data posted on the right hand side labeled 8/20/2010 data I know Mary and I have really enjoyed analyzing the data to see how the goats are doing.

August 16, 2010

More Data to Come

We will be working the bucks again this week and more data will be posted next week sometime. The weather forecast for this part of the world shows only double digits for this week instead of triple so maybe the animals will get some relief this week. All the bucks are looking great and we are starting to see some changes in the bucks. Over, the weekend Dr. Browning stopped by for a visit so I will be adding some pictures of his visit to the slide show.

August 4, 2010

7/30/2010 Data

Hey guys!

The bucks are looking great and handling the HOT and dry weather better than I could ever think about doing. We got all the bucks worked, fecals read and I have all the data compiled together for you guys to look at so you can see how your bucks are doing. In the right hand list the newest data is called 7/30/2010 Data. If there is any question at all on any of your bucks give us a call or an e-mail and we will see what we can figure out.

July 27, 2010


The slide show in the right hand column has been updated to pictures of this years bucks and dogs. We will be doing fecals and weights on Friday so the beginning of next week there will be some new data posted for everyone.

July 22, 2010


I just wanted to let everyone to know the goats are doing great and we will be doing fecals at the end of next week and will be getting more data posted. If anyone has questions give us a call or an e-mail.

July 15, 2010

Beginning Data

Hey guys! Sorry, I haven't been able to update since the second of July but everything has been very busy for us and things are starting to slow down a little bit and I hope I can go back to posting once a week as I know you guys are interested in where you buck is standing today. I will be posting the data as a link on the right hand side of the page entitled Beginning Data.

July 2, 2010

Warm Up

All the goats have arrived for the test and are starting to become adjusted to the Oklahoma weather. We ended up having a total of 60 goats entered for the test. Before the goats began arriving we were almost in a drought situation but after the first set of goats arrived we finally received some relief with a little bit of rain to green things back up around here. I will be trying to give everyone an initial e-mail of how everything went over on the initial FAMACHA and weigh in of your goats. I will also plan to post the spreadsheet on the blog . After, the initial please just be looking at the blog for all the data and if you have any questions about your animals at all please feel free to give us a call or send us an e-mail and we will be more than happy to let you know how things are going.

June 23, 2010

Bucks are arriving

The bucks are starting to arrive at Kerr. We are looking forward to working with all the animals and producers. The warm up officially begins on Monday June 28, 2010. With the animals coming in and the test beginning I will attempt to update the blog once a week to keep everyone informed of the progress and whats happening here at Kerr.
Thanks to everyone who is taking part in this years forage based buck test.

June 15, 2010


The entries for the 2010 Forage Based Buck test have been arriving as of today we have a total of 54 bucks entered into the test. We at Kerr wish each and every one of you good luck and we look forward to seeing you! The following website will give you information on the weather conditions at Kerr Center feel free to take a look and see what affect the weather could be having on your animals.

February 5, 2010


The Oklahoma Forage based Buck test is adding ultra sounding for ribeye area and cutability to the test this year! We are excited about the opportunity and want to give thanks to Reproduction Enterprises out of Stillwater, OK for working with us on this opportunity.

February 3, 2010

2010 Test

The 2010 Oklahoma forage based buck test conducted by Kerr Center for Sustainable Agriculture, INC in partnership with Oklahoma State Cooperative Extension is in the makings. We look forward to working with the producers and their animals this year! For details and information about this years test please visit www.kerrcenter.com.