SVMGA August Business Meeting

August 27, 2014

Don’t forget the SVMGA August business meeting, Thursday, August 28, 2014, 7:00 p.m. at the Halifax Ag Center.

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Hudson Heritage Farms in the News

August 19, 2014

SVMGA members and Hudson Heritage Farms owners Denise and David Hudson are in the news again.  They will be featured in an upcoming segment of Real Virginia, sponsored by the Virginia Farm Bureau.

The Gazette-Virginian covered the filming and you can view that story here.

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Upcoming Sheep Events in Virginia

August 13, 2014

The 39th Annual Virginia Performance Tested Ram Sale, Ewe Lamb Sale, and Sheep Field Day will be held Sat, Aug 23 at the Shenandoah Valley AREC near Raphine, VA. The educational program starts at 10:30 am, with the ram and ewe lamb sale starting at 1 pm. Attached is flier and the sale catalog. This information also on our VT Sheep Extension site http://www.apsc.vt.edu/extension/sheep/index.html

The Virginia Tech Sheep Center will be hosting our 15th annual Production Sale on Saturday, August 30 at our Alphin-Stuart Livestock Arena here on campus. We will be offering approximately 50 head of Suffolk and Dorset ram lambs and ewe lambs. Attached is catalog with details. Additional information can be found on our web page http://www.apsc.vt.edu/facilities/sheep/production-sale/index.html

On Sat, Sept 27 we will be hosting a Sheep Field Day and Katahdin Ram Sale at the Southwest AREC at Glade Spring, VA. This is our third year for this  forage-based hair sheep ram performance test which includes evaluation of parasite resistance. The educational program will center around this activity, and the top end of the rams will be sold. The Field Day will be in the afternoon with sale to follow. Details and information will also be forthcoming on our VT Sheep Extension site.

Lastly, we are planning to host a Lambing School here on campus on Oct 23-24 (Friday-Saturday). We have a set of fall-lambing ewes which will be lambing at that time and will provide hands-on opportunity for the course. For this reason, we will be limited in number of attendees we can accommodate. We are working on flier and will get that to you in near future.

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July Meeting Minutes Posted

August 12, 2014

The minutes of the July SVMGA business meeting are available here.

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29th Annual Virginia State University Agriculture Field Day

August 6, 2014

VSU Ag Field Day


Virginia State Small Ruminant Field Day

August 5, 2014

Small Ruminant Field Day


Upcoming Goat Shows in Pennsylvania

August 3, 2014

There are several goat shows this August in Pennsylvania.  Click here to get details.

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