September Consignment Sale

August 25, 2015

Sept 2015 Goat Sale


August Business Meeting

August 24, 2015

Don’t forget the SVMGA business meeting this Thursday, August 27, 2015, 7:00 p.m. at the Halifax County Ag Center.

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Upcoming Sheep Events in Virginia

August 19, 2015

From the Virginia Cooperative Extension:

The 40th Annual Virginia Performance Tested Ram Sale, Ewe Lamb Sale, and Sheep Field Day will be held Sat, Aug 29 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 16th annual Production Sale on Saturday, Sept 5 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 26 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 morning with sale to follow. Attached is flier, and more 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 Nov 6-7 (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. Registration flier is attached.

Scott P. Greiner, PhD

Professor, Extension Animal Scientist

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Halifax County Fair Goat & Lamb Show

August 6, 2015

Click here to download the registration form for the Halifax County Fair Goat and Lamb Show.

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July Consignment Sale Results

August 4, 2015

There were 126 animals sold at the July 31, 2015 sale, of which, 25 were lambs, 11 cull sheep, 76 kids and 14 cull goats.

The total paid to consignors was $13,029.75 and $142.00 consignment fees to the organization.

We had four new members, one late registration fee and 19 scapie application fees.

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July Business Meeting Minutes

August 2, 2015

SVMGA Meeting Minutes July 2015


Business Meeting/Foot Rot & Vaccination Lecture

July 21, 2015

Don’t forget!

In addition to the monthly business meeting, SVMGA will host an educational lecture by Dr. Kevin Pelzer on Thursday, July 23, 2015 beginning at 6:30 p.m.

The topics will be foot rot and vaccinations.

Don’t miss it!

Foot Rot and Vaccine Lecture July 2015

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