Champion goat failed drug test
Published 15/10/2011 | 00:13
Colorado officials have disqualified the grand champion goat from this year's State Fair because they say it tested positive for an unapproved drug.
The Pueblo Chieftain reported that a second goat entered by another child from the same family was also disqualified for the same drug.
Susan Weinroth, of Sedalia, said the family got a letter from the attorney general's office saying her family's goats tested positive for a feed additive approved for swine but not goats.
She suspects the food may have been tampered with and says the family reported their suspicions to officials. She says the family will appeal.
Disqualification means her daughter and son cannot collect their earnings from the sale of the goats, 5,500 US dollars (£3,478) for the champion and 1,300 dollars (£822) for the other.