On Sunday, February 23, 2014, the VIII Goat Show of the Chillón River Valley took place in the picnic area “Aqui me Quedo,” located at kilometer 39 of the highway Lima-Canta in the locality of Trapiche. The event was organized by the Ecological Village Livestock Center, The Santa Rosa Office of Agriculture - Agriculture Agency of Canta of the General Directorate of Agriculture (Lima Regional Government), and the Santa Rosa de Quives town hall. The sponsors were the Ecology Institute for Development (IED), the Perulactea network, the Technological Private Institute of Higher Education in Agricultural Techniques (INTAP), Veterinaria San Martin and Moligranjeros S.A.C.
A large crowd of visitors from all over the country attended the event, including a delegation from the Goat Producers Association from the Department of Ica, who enjoyed the exhibitions, the goat sales, the tasting and sale of typical kid-based dishes, yogurt, ice cream and candy made from goat milk. Within the varied program, undoubtedly the central and most anticipated activities of the show were the “Best dairy goat” competition and the “Dairy goat judging” competition.
This competition involved the farmers from the Upper and the Lower Chillón River basin with their animals.
Upper Chillón river basin
- Dairy Goat producers association of San Buena Ventura - Canta.
- Dairy Goat producers association of Jicamarca.
- Dairy Goat producers association ASOGCARH.
For this contest, the categories evaluated during the judging were the following:
- Young doe (<1 year; milk teeth).
- Primiparous (first lactation) does (1-2 years old; 2 adult teeth) (*)
- Multiparous does (>2 years old and second or subsequent lactation).
- Young buck (<1 year; milk teeth).
- Yearling buck (1-2 years; 2 adult teeth) (*)
- Adult buck (>2 years old).
The evaluation standards used in dairy goats are similar to those used in dairy cattle. For does (primiparous and multiparous), four criteria with different weighting were considered:
- Body capacity (25%)
- Dairy character (15%)
- Mammary system (40%)
- Legs and feet (20%)
- Body capacity (50%)
- Legs and feet (30%)
- Dairy character (20%)