Egypt Creek Ranch

Performance Testing

2012 Performance

Our 2012 nominees to the Oklahoma Buck Performance Test proved to be among the most parasite resistant bucks in the test. These sons of BBM Hanky Panky’s Y266 earned Egypt Creek Ranch the banners for Grand Champion FEC Buck and Reserve Grand Champion FEC Herdsman.

2010 Performance

ECR Dominic
ECR Dominic - 100% New Zealand
Sire: BBM Hanky Panky’s Y266

2010 Western Illinois University
Buck Performance Feed Test
No. 1 in Average Daily Gain
Overall ADG .71 lbs.
1.35 lb. ADG at 84-day weighing

2008 Performance

BBM Nick’s T801 (Nick’s Best)
2008 Western Maryland Pasture-Based Meat Goat Performance Test
10/1/2008

Final rankings
Rank
Tag #
ADG
Index
2
Hankins
X169
0.240
179%
3
Hankins
X149
0.220
164%
12
Hankins
X148
0.180
134%

X169—CCR Cedric son out of an ECR Rusty daughter
X149—BBM Nick’s T801 (Nick’s Best) son

2007 Performance

Terry & KikosECR Meat Eater (CCR Xcelerator x ECR M2) — Winner of the 2007 Oklahoma Buck Forage test
Oklahoma Buck Forage Test
Individual Buck Results, 2007

Egypt Creek Ranch had the top-gaining buck in the forage test and four bucks in the top 15 out of 48 bucks on test. CCR Xcelerator, ECR Rusty and ECR Black Gold genetics.

Consigner
Begin Weight
End Weight (lbs.)
ADG
(lbs./d)
Final FEC (eggs/g)
1 Hankins
58.0
84.5
0.26
700
10 Hankins
59.0
78.0
0.19
300
13 Hankins
56.0
73.5
0.17
3900
15 Hankins
62.0
78.5
0.16
500


2006 Performance

Taking Care of Business
West Texas goat breed has unlikely Mississippi connection

By Terry Hankins (written in 2008)

Two years ago I took a couple half-Kiko buck kids to the American Meat Goat Association show and sale in Sonora, Texas. They were out of some extremely nice Boer-Nubian does I had at the time and one of my Kiko bucks.

I was pretty proud of them - long, meaty guys and good-sized for their age. I couldn't wait to get them in front of a meat goat judge and see what he had to say.

Well, it ended up that he didn't say anything. He picked out 10 buck kids that were each white with a red head. My tan and brown and black bucks with the funny horns didn't even get an acknowledgement.
But it wasn't just the judge. At the sale that followed the show, my bucks couldn't even get the minimum $75 bid. They were hustled out of the sale ring, along with my pride.

Since AMGA president Marvin Shurley's ranch was nearby, I asked if he would take them to his place and then put them into the AMGA range test in the fall.

The forage-only test began in December 2006 and ended in May 2007. Through much of the test, one of my half-Kiko bucks, sired by ECR Black Gold, was running neck and neck with one of Marvin's purebred Boer bucks for the top average daily gain. When the test was over, Marvin's buck edged out mine by .025 pound average daily gain - 0.33 ADG to 0.305.

My other half-Kiko buck in the test, an ECR Hannibal son, tied for 6th Place with an ADG of 0.255 pounds. His dam also was a Boer percentage.

It was a fun competition that Marvin and I both enjoyed. In fact, Marvin was so impressed with the half-Kiko buck, he offered to buy him. Instead, I "donated" him to Marvin (which saved me a 1,700-mile round trip to pick him up!). Marvin decided to use him as a reference sire in his effort to develop a composite breed of meat-type goat that had 61%-62.5% Boer with Kiko, Nubian and Spanish goat blood comprising the rest.

Marvin calls these composite goats Rangers, with the slogan "Tough enough to wear pink" - which explains their pink ear tags!

And he has been putting them to the test this year.  At the 56-day weighing at the 2008 Angelo State feed test, there were nine head out of about 160 that had a .7 pound ADG or better. Four were fullblooded Boer, three were full Spanish and two were Rangers.

A Ranger also was the No. 2 indexing buck in the just-completed Langston University buck test and was No. 1 in feed conversion.

Not bad for a group of goats that have a Mississippi ancestor with such humble beginnings.

2004 Performance

Langston University Buck Test
ECR Hannibal (pictured here at 2 years old), a CCR Excelerator son, became the highest-gaining Kiko at Langston University’s buck performance test.

With an average daily gain of .64 lbs., he finished 20th overall and 9th in feed conversion out of 58 participating bucks — 56 of them Boers.

Check-in Weight
Begin Weight
End Weight
Gain
ADG
FE
Loin
Index
37.4
48.5
102.4
54.0
0.64
5.74
1.49
100.25