Speakers 2021

During the week, June 2nd through the 4th, we have a great line up of speakers. Everything from general goat husbandry, cooking with goat meat, nutrition, reproductive speakers, and so much more. Please sign up today to be entered to attend.

The schedule for Free Speakers 2021 is on the schedule page along with all other activities. CLICK HERE.

It will continue to be updated, check back often.

There is a great vendor area under the pavilion. If you are interested in becoming a vendor, please contact us as soon as you can to get on the list.


Terry Burks:

Professional Livestock-man, Educator, and Speaker

Youth Goat Camp Instructor, June 2-4 10:00 am daily

Boer Goat Congress and colored Congresses: Judge 2021

Terry is a retired Professor of English Studies from Chifeng University in The People’s Republic of China.  Prior to that, he was employed by the Kentucky Department of Agriculture in the Division of Show and Fair Promotion where he served as the educational coordinator, swine show director and worked as a federal goat grader.  Terry taught adult agriculture for 8 years in the Kentucky Community College system.  Terry was also the owner of Dynasty Meat Goats.

Terry grew up showing Simmental cattle and was extremely active in the American Junior Simmental Association.

Terry received his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in the area of Animal Science from Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

Terry has judged over 900 Junior and open livestock shows in 42 states.  Some of his shows include Houston, San Antonio, Dallas, San Angelo, Austin, Waco, The North American International, The American Royal, The National Western, The Great Western, The Cow Palace, The Dixie National, Aksarben, Tulsa, the Oklahoma Youth Expo, The Arizona National, The Pennsylvania Farm Show, The Fall Classic and the Belt Buckle Bonanza.  He has judged State Fairs in Texas, Kentucky, Tennessee, Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, Louisiana, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, West Virginia, Kansas, New Mexico, Idaho, Nevada, Arizona, Oregon, California and Alaska.  Terry has also judged numerous County, Regional and Jackpot shows nationwide. 

Terry Burks

Terry is a certified judge with the American Boer Goat Association, the former American Meat Goat Association and the American Dorper Sheep Association

Terry has served on numerous judging committees across the US including the National 4-H, Jr. College and Sr. College Contests at the NAILE, as well as serving as the sheep/goat chairman for the National FFA Livestock Judging CDE. 

Terry has spoken to numerous youth and adult organizations related to goat production and has conducted numerous judging and fitting clinics for all species across the United States. Terry and his wife Alice live in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

June 2 10:00am Nutrition Advantage Feeders-Alltech more

June 2 11:00am Nutrition AllTech Small Ruminant Nutrition

Barbie Casey, M.S. Hubbard Feeds

Ruminant Specialist with focus on small ruminant nutrition

Barbie has a bachelors degree in Animal Science from Wilmington College, and a M.S. in Ruminant Nutrition from Michigan State University. She has worked in the industry in various nutrition roles since graduating in 2010.

Barbie Casey, M.S.

Barbie is from Hamilton, Ohio where she has a small flock of Purebred Southdown sheep and crossbreds for local meat sales. Barbie has a bachelors degree in Animal Science from Wilmington College, and a M.S. in Ruminant Nutrition from Michigan State University. She has worked in the industry in various nutrition roles since graduating in 2010. Barbie’s love for small ruminants started when she was 6 years old showing in open sheep shows and 4-H and continued her passion raising Purebred Suffolk through college years. She now raises Purebred Southdowns to show and sell across the Mid-West. When she isn’t working on the farm or Educating others on agriculture and nutrition, you can find her at a livestock show or working with her family’s Belgian horses. Barbie works for Hubbard Feeds (an Alltech Company) as a Ruminant Specialist with focus on small ruminant nutrition. She works with various types and sizes of sheep and goat farms in many states across the Mi-West and Eastern U.S.

Charlotte Clifford-Rathert, DVM, Federal Field Veterinarian, USDA-APHIS

Scrapie Program, 10:00 am Goat Study (tentative) 1:00 pm June 3

Important changes in the recording of goats and sheep moving within and out of state.

Dr. Clifford-Rathert will speak about the changes in the USDA-APHIS Scrapie Eradication program and update the National Animal Health Monitoring System information on goats.

Dr. Charlotte Clifford-Rathert is a 1992 graduate of the University Of Missouri College Of Veterinary Medicine.  She received her Bachelor of Science, in Animal Science from the University of Nevada, Reno in 1981.  

Dr. Charlotte practiced in a mixed animal practice in Central Missouri until joining Lincoln University in November 2007 as the Missouri State Small Ruminant Specialist with an extension/research appointment.  Her research focused on the development of efficient and economical herd management practices (browsing and parasite management) and embryonic loss in goats.    

She was a contributor to the eXtension Goat Community of Practice until 2019.   In September 2015 she joined USDA APHIS Veterinary Services as a term VMO for Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Response Team being deployed to Indiana HPAI and Missouri LPAI in 2016. 

In 2017 she accepted a permanent position with USDA APHIS VS serving the East Central Missouri district.  In addition to her regulatory field work, she assists the Veterinary Export Trade Services (VETS) with Animal Product Export endorsements, Live Animal Export and Import inspections. 

She still enjoys raising a small herd of goats with her husband in Ashland, MO.  She enjoys spending time with her husband, two daughters and soon to be son-in-laws.

We look forward to her speaking about the USDA Scrapie eradication program and other updates on the current goat study.

Familiarize yourself with the USDA website. Here is the link for that. CLICK HERE

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
U.S. Department of Agriculture

How is the U.S. Goat Industry Growing? (June 2020 report) click here



Scrapie Eradication Program, USDA-APHIS

Two day event is changed to one day on June 3.

Dr. Alison Crane, Kansas State University

Area(s) of Specialization

Sheep Nutrition and Reproduction
Sheep Management

Carcass Ultrasound and Importance in Production, June 2-3 10:00 am daily

June 3 3:00 pm American Goat Federation, Secure Goat Supply Plan


B.S. , Berry College, 2012
M.S. , North Dakota State University, 2014
Ph.D. , North Dakota State University, 2017

Bio Brief

Dr. Alison Crane was raised in Warrior, Alabama, on a small horse farm, assisting her father in shoeing horses as well as barrel racing and team roping. Alison’s interest in agriculture grew through her father’s business, and also working for a Brangus ranch and large animal veterinarian in North Alabama. Alison attended high school at the Alabama School of Fine Arts where she was dance major. She graduated with her bachelor’s in Animal Science (minor: chemistry and religion) from Berry College in 2012 and her M.S. (2014) and Ph.D. (2017) in Ruminant Nutrition and Reproductive Physiology from North Dakota State University. She was hired in 2017 as the State Sheep and Meat Goat Extension Specialist for Kansas State University with a 70% Extension and 30% Teaching appointment. She teaches ASI 524, Sheep and Goat Science, and ASI 385, Wool Evaluation in the Fall, while she co‐teaches ASI 404, Lambing with Dr. Rozell in the Spring.

A brief listing of Alison’s Extension and Research interests involve:

1. Mentor and train graduate students with a sheep and meat goat interest.
2. Conduct applied sheep and meat goat nutrition, reproduction, and management research.
3. Provide information and education to sheep and meat goat producers for increased efficiency and streamlined production.
4. Coordinate youth and college sheep and meat goat activities to increase industry knowledge and awareness of career opportunities in sheep and meat goat production.

Dr. Alison Crane is also a board member of the American Goat Federation.

The Midwest buck Sale is a American Goat Federation Affiliate Member also.


John & Jackie Edwards of EGGS, Stephenville, TX

Erath General Genetic Services: Stephenville, Texas

4/18/2021 UPDATE: Due to health John & Jackie will not be able to attend this year and teach the course. Jackie notified the MBS this weekend. We pray for the health of Mrs. Edwards. Please keep them in your prayers.

John and Jackie Edwards have carved out a success niche in the meat goat industry. They are owners of EGGS (Erath General Genetic Services) located in Stephenville, Texas. Two areas that the Edwards have excelled, in addition to a highly successful reproductive technologies business, are show ring success and Ennobled Boer goats.

Terry Burks will be the Boer Goat Congress judge for 2021, thank you to Mr. Burks

Dr. Homero Salinas-Gonzalez

Area(s) of Specialization

State Extension and Research Specialist – Small Ruminant

Dairy, is it a Good Option? June 3 11:00 am

FAMACHA Course & Test 10:00 am & Pasture Management Course 1:00 pm, June 4

Dr. Homero Salinas-Gonzalez is Assistant Professor and State Extension-Research Specialist on Small Ruminant at Lincoln University. With a Doctor of Animal Science in Autonomous University Nuevo Leon, and Dairy Science Master degree in The Penn State University.

Dr. Homero Salinas-Gonzalez is Assistant Professor and State Extension-Research Specialist on Small Ruminant at Lincoln University. With a Doctor of Animal Science in Autonomous University Nuevo Leon, and Dairy Science Master degree in The Penn State University. He has more than 30 years working on small ruminants, pastures, and forages research, with more than 56 pre-reviewed journal papers on forage production and animal utilization, the sustainability of goat production systems, pasture management, farmers’ participative research techniques, and strategic planning for innovation. Dr. Salinas has spoken in national and international conferences in more than 20 countries, teaches at undergraduate and graduate levels.

Dr. Salinas-Gonzalez will teach the FAMACHA course and exam, beginning at 11:00 am, June 4 click here

June 4, 1:00 pm Pasture Management Course. click here

June 3, 11:00 am Dairy Talk click here

  • Dr. Homero Salinas
  • Assistant Professor, Extension State Specialist
  • Cooperative Extension & Research. Animal Science. Small Ruminants
  • College of Agriculture, Environmental and Human Sciences
  • Lincoln University of Missouri
  • 110 A Allen Hall | 900 Chestnut Street | Jefferson City, MO 65101
  • Phone: (573) 681-5169  |  Fax: (573) 681-5881
  • Email: salinas-gonzalezh@lincolnu.edu



Brenda Larner

Professional Livestock producer

Fitting Clinic: June 3, 10:00 am

Few Boer goat breeders can boast the lifetime of livestock experience as Brenda Larner of Weatherford, Texas. With a practiced, keen eye for sound structure and a head for excellent genetics, Brenda has made a name for herself as one of the premiere breeders, exhibitors, and fitters of the meat goat breed that took this country by storm as recently as 1993. 

With the new goat breed just beginning to be introduced in Texas, Brenda began her career by guiding her young son, Kyran through showing market wethers and percentage does at junior livestock competitions, summer jackpots, and eventually the major stock shows each year, the same kind of circuits she traveled as a young girl with her father, Charlie Perkins and his champion Hereford cattle. As Kyran went on to success and eventually earned his ABGA judge’s credentials, Brenda knew that she would always help young people in the industry, a promise she has kept throughout the years. As a result of her commitment, many successful goat breeders, exhibitors, and even a few agriculture teachers around the state count Brenda as one of their early mentors in a livestock industry that can be unforgiving to newcomers.  

In 2000, Brenda met James Agnew, a local rancher who had just gotten a start in the Boer goat business. Within a year they formed Agnew Boers and began breeding, raising, exhibitingand selling full blood and percentage Boar goat show and seed stock.

After their first national reserve champion percentage doe,Walking K Lotta in 2000, the years delivered countless championships and national honors to the new partners. Among the multiple champions for which the duo get credit are the legendary names of full blood doe BBR Adoeable and percentage doe Agnew’s Bo Lilly. Both spectacular does still hold the records of highest points accumulated by any ABGA doe, and their names can be found on many pedigrees still in production today. 

Along with her extensive knowledge of South African Boer goat genetics, Brenda became an ABGA judge in 2003, and an accomplished fitter and handler in the show pen, prepping and then showing the goats of the Agnew Boers brand to champion drive line-ups around the country. This came to a terrible end in 2005, however after a partnership deal on a shared embryo transfer with two other breeders went sour, creating a board of directors’ action which culminated in the expulsion of Agnew Boers from the ABGA. No effort was made by the ABGA to allow James and Brenda an opportunity to clear their name. Digging into what they knew to be the truth of the matter, the pair stayed true and transparent to their customers and continued to offer help to newcomers and especially, youth exhibitors, from Maine to California. They also continued to breed the best Boer goats in the country. 

Today, Brenda maintains a small herd of full blood and percentage does with her grandson Knox, all of which represent the best of the Agnew Boers bloodlines. The devastating loss of James in December 2020 from Covid struck a deep blow to her heart, but she remains dedicated to helping others, raising the best goats in the country, and continuing to promote and share the legacy of excellence she and James pursued every day.  


Toby Williamson, Elkton, MO

Midwest Buck Sale: June 6, 9:00 am live and streamed online

Toby Williamson, a 2003 graduate of Wheatland R-2 schools, Wheatland, MO and self-taught auctioneer was born and raised in Elkton, MO. He lives on his paternal grandparents farm where he raises commercial cattle and registered quarter horses. Toby is excited to be the auctioneer for this years Midwest Buck Sale

Interglobe Sire Service

Pontiac, Illinois

Buck Collection June 4, 1:00 pm

Interglobe Sire Service is one of the only custom semen collection businesses in the U.S. Our specialty is producing a product among several different species that carries the same quality throughout. One thing that sets us apart from the rest is our mobile lab. Our mobile unit is complete with a walk-in cooler, filler machine, freeze tank and many lab pieces. This ensures that we do not loose quality by collecting on the road. We also can keep any animals inhouse that you need collected. The small ruminants are housed in the Raymond Schultz round barn, one of the most unique barns still being used in day-to-day operations. We are owned by Stockvets of Rensselaer, In. Stockvets is a leader in assisted reproductive technologies in cattle and small ruminants. IVF as well as conventional ET available in cattle, non-surgical flushing in Boer goats and normal surgical ET performed in other small ruminant species. Our mission is to be your partner for the future with any livestock needs you have.

Please contact Interglobal Sire Services directly for more information on the buck collection in Sedalia, MO.

Contact Interglobal online, CLICK HERE. Call them today to schedule your spot at the Sedalia event June 4. 815.844.3733

American Goat Federation – Dr. Frank Pinkerton

June 2 9:00 am Welcome Speaker, American Goat Federation

June 2 1:00pm So, You Want To Do Meat Goats?

Born in June 1928 in east Texas, graduated from OK A&MU major in Dairy Technology. MS in Dairy Science and PhD in Ruminant Nutrition; post-graduate work in agricultural marketing and rural sociology.

A wealth of information in all things goat.

Frank Pinkerton, born in June 1928 in east Texas, graduated from OK A&MU major in Dairy Technology. MS in Dairy Science and PhD in Ruminant Nutrition; post-graduate work in agricultural marketing and rural sociology… all from TAMU. University teaching and extension positions in TX and OK and International Livestock Development assignments for U of KY in Thailand. Consultancies in Southeast Asia, Mid East, and Africa for USDA Foreign Agriculture Service. Retired in 1993, and established meat goat demonstration farm in east TX and raised BoerX and SavX for a decade. Sold out in 2004 to take care of wife with Alzheimer’s Disease until her passing in early 2011. Columnist for Goat Rancher magazine 1999 to present and broker of Texas meat goat since 2015. Resides in guesthouse behind his son Bruce’s house. Bruce, now 71 retired from University career as Forage Specialist and Administrator. Both have willed their bodies to the TX State University’s Forensic Anthropology Center Body Farm… a final contribution to Science.

Dr. Pinkerton will be our welcome speaker on the first day.

The association has three main goals.

We aspire to Promote, Protect & Preserve the Spanish Goat

National Spanish Goat Association

National Spanish Goat Association, June 5 3:00 pm Wes Autry

At this time the Spanish goat is on the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy Conservation list; officially declaring the Spanish goat a rare breed and placing them on their “watch” list. There is thought to be around eight thousand of these goats in the world. Over the last several years the Spanish goat’s numbers have increased due to the efforts of the dedicated breeders and the amazing traits this breed brings to so many.

More Information or Questions Contact

National Spanish Goat Association

260 Redbud Lake Rd

Lexington, TN 38351



click here to go to the website.

The Midwest Buck Sale is also a Livestock Conservation member

Jennifer Lutes – University of MO & MO SBDC

June 3 9:00 am Meeting the Goat Meat Demand

County Engagement Specialist for MU Extension & Agricultural Business 

Counselor for Missouri SBDC for Agriculture, Food and Forestry

Jennifer Lutes is a County Engagement Specialist in Agriculture and Environment with the University of Missouri (MU) Extension. While located in McDonald County, Missouri, her work extends her across the state. With a background in Agricultural Economics and Ag-Business, Mrs. Lutes works with farms and businesses to improve their economic outlook and thus overall improve their families for generations to come.

Jennifer and her family also farm in SW Missouri. They currently raise hair sheep for the meat industry, but in past years raised meat goats. When Jennifer’s passion for sheep and goat and her background in economics collided, she realized she had profound information to share with the farmers in the agricultural industry. She uses her platform with Extension to share the economic outlook for both sheep and goats to help grow these businesses.

In addition to her work with sheep and goats, Mrs. Lutes is an Ag-Business counselor with the Missouri Small Business Development Center for Agriculture, Food and Forestry. She works with Missouri’s small agricultural businesses during start-up and expansion to help create successful businesses that can sustain for many more years to come. Jennifer is the team lead for the Value-added Meats team within the Ag SBDC where her team works closely with farmers and meat processors to expand local meat options in Missouri. The work of expanding the local processors is a new passion for Mrs. Lutes. She watched local grocery shelves empty and the few local processors become booked up for months, she truly understood there was a need to expand.

College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources | MU Extension

P.O. Box 336 | Pineville MO 64856


Bio Genetics: Ag World International

Concentrating on proper hoof care for the farm and show ring. Including a mini skeletal structure lesson and importance of hoof care in regards to rate of gain, milk production, breeding, etc.

Hoof Trimming Demonstration, June 3 2:00 pm

Elise Gallet de St. Aurin

Elise has been in the goat industry for over 11 years. Interned at a goat dairy during her undergraduate college studies. She graduated with Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science from Iowa State University. She then continued on at ISU to get a Masters Degree in Agricultural Education concentrating on educational needs of goat producers in the mid-west. Elise started her own hoof trimming and farm consultation business in 2014 and has traveled to different parts of the US to trim hooves and help people improve their goat herds. In her personal life Elise has gone through many types and breeds of goats. She has owned dairy goats, Boer, Savanna, but has settled on Myotonic (fainters). She also raises Katahdin sheep, a breed of hair sheep.

Freedom Fainters 365, Angie Rogers

Myotonic Goats

Myotonic Introduction, June 5 2:00pm – Angie Rogers of Freedom Fainters 365

Angie Rogers, a proud mother of four and married to Boone, is an elementary assistant principal by day and a myotonic goat farmer by night. She and husband own Freedom Fainters 365, a 50 acre farm located in mid-Missouri. Recently featured in Goat Rancher magazine, Angie will be speaking on Saturday, June 5th at 2:00. Learn about her family’s journey into owning and raising myotonic stock, along with what characteristics to look for when it comes to purchasing quality fainters.

Website:  FreedomFainters365.weebly.com

Email:  FreedomFainters@gmail.com

Facebook Page:  https://www.facebook.com/FreedomFainters365

StealMeadow Farm – Mary Jane Phifer, CNM MS

Social Media Marketing and Your Goats – June 2, 2:00pm

SteelMeadow Farm – Mansfield, Missouri
steelmeadowfarm mjphifer@gmail.com

Mary Jane Phifer and her husband Glenn are transplants from the east coast to the Missouri Ozarks.  15+ years ago they brought with them three newly kidded Spanish goats and their twins, a buck, a wether, chickens, pets- you name it.

Over the years they have expanded SteelMeadow Farm to include various poultry, bees and Irish Dexter cattle; however, the mainstay of the business has and always will be, goats.

Raising ADGA dairy goats, commercial cross-bred meat goats (Spanish-Kiko-Savanna crosses)- as well as a handful of old Spanish girls- Mary Jane has explored several options for marketing livestock, for better and for worse.

Mary jane will talk about the changes in Facebook for marketing, options on Craigslist, the benefits of membership organizations and other ways to market your animals.

SteelMeadow Farm – Mansfield, Missouri
steelmeadowfarm mjphifer@gmail.com

View the Sale online: Click Here June 6, 10:00 am


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All stock entering the pavilion on the fairgrounds, must have a current health certificate from the originating state, even if it is from Missouri.

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