Reminder: Business Meeting and Annual Potluck on Thursday

October 20, 2014

Remember, October 23, 2014 is the final meeting of the year and the annual SVMGA potluck.  This  meeting begins at 6:30 p.m.

We hope to see you there.

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September Business Meeting Minutes Posted

October 13, 2014

Here are the minutes from the September SVMGA business meeting.

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September Treasurer’s Report

October 11, 2014

Report of the Treasurer, September 2014

Beginning Balance on Hand:          $3,384.58

Receipts

Scrapie tags                     $7.00
Late registration fees         70.00
Sale Fee                            5.00
Dues                              140.00

Total Receipts:               $222.00

Disbursements

Advertising – Sept. sale         $90.93

Balance as of 9/25/14     $3,515.65
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Respectfully submitted,
Gail Kingman, Treasurer


SVMGA Meeting and Potluck Dinner

October 7, 2014

October 23, 2014 is the final SVMGA business meeting of 2014 and our annual potluck.  This meeting begins at 6:30 and all members are encouraged to bring a covered dish.  Ham will be the main dish.  Paper products, utensils and drinks will be provided by SVMGA.

We hope all members attend this popular meeting to visit and share a great meal.

So that we have a general head count, please RSVP by October 15, to Bonnie Brown at 434-476-6166 or Debbie Duffer at 434-470-0550 or dufferd@gmail.com.

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SVMGA Member in the News

October 6, 2014

SVMGA member and past president Denise Hudson wrote a feature for the October-December issue of Southern Virginia Perspective.

Click here to access the feature online.

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Meat Goat Sale

October 1, 2014

The VA Department of Corrections is seeking mature female does, large kids or yearling does to help establish their commercial goat program.  They prefer Boer-cross, Kiko, or other breed of meat goat. The marketing committee wishes to help fill this need in the hopes of establishing a long-term, mutually beneficial relationship.

The sale will be Saturday morning November 1, 2014.  Pricing is $2.15 per pound for large weaned female kids (not to exceed $175.00 per kid) and $175.00 per head for young (1st or 2nd kid) proven does.If you wish to participate in this opportunity, please respond by October 23, 2014 with the number of animals you have available, type of animal (yearling, young doe, etc.), and indicate principal breed or crossbreed.

To report animals you wish to sell call Debbie 434-470-0550 or 434-735-8759 by October 23, 2014 and leave a message.  She will call you back.

If you have other questions you can call Bill Crews at 434-222-8814.

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Virginia State to Host Sheep Artificial Insemination Workshop

September 29, 2014

Virginia State University will hold a sheep artificial insemination workshop on October 17, 2014, 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Randolph Farm, Petersburg, VA.

This workshop will be conducted by Dr. Stephan Wildeus, Research Professor- Small Ruminants and Dr. Dahlia O’Brien, Small Ruminant Extension Specialist. They will provide an overview of assisted reproduction in small ruminants and the principles of estrus synchronization, semen collection, and simple vaginal artificial insemination. Producers will be given an opportunity to engage in various hands-on activities associated with AI.

For more information and to register, click here.

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