Meeting Reminder and Consignment Sale Results

September 22, 2014

Don’t forget the SVMGA business meeting Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, 7:00 p.m at the Halifax County Ag Center.  Kimley Blanks, the new Halifax County Management Assistant/Ag Marketing Director, is planning to attend the Thursday meeting to introduce herself and get to know the members.

The Sept. 20th sale was a success thanks to the hard work of all of the volunteers and the consignors.

The prices per pound were as follows:

Kids     $2.00
Does      $1.00
Bucks     $1.00
Lambs     $1.75
Ewes        $.75
Rams         $.75

There were approximately 330 animals sold.  More information will be presented at the Thursday meeting.

The next sale is scheduled for Friday evening November 14, 2014.
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Consignment Sale Reminder

September 8, 2014

Remember:  SVMGA will be having a consignment sale Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 8:00 a.m.   Those wishing to consign animals should call Debbie Duffer at 434-470-0550 or 434-735-8759 by Wednesday Sept 10th.  Click here for all the information.

SVMGA will also have a Consignment sale Friday evening November 14, 2014 if we at least 50 animals are consigned.

Also, a couple of people are looking to buy animals:

One buyer would like to purchase large quantities of sheep and goats each month by the head.  If you are interested give Abdul a call direct at 571-268-0996.

Another gentleman is looking for about 20 goats per month.  Give him a call at 202-817-1518 if interested.

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August Business Meeting Minutes Posted

September 1, 2014

The minutes from the August SVMGA business meeting are posted here.

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Goat and Sheep Breeders Sale

August 31, 2014

The New River Valley Sheep and Goat Club is holding a Goat and Sheep Breeders sale on October 18, 2014, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in Dublin, VA.

For additional information, e-mail the club at NRVsheepgoatclub@gmail.com or  call (540) 239-4720.

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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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