March 4, 2015
The SVMGA consignment sale was held Saturday, February 28, with a total of 60 animals sold. The prices per pound were:
Kids less that 40 pounds: $2.10 per pound
Kids 40 pounds and above: $2.25
Cull goats: $1.00
Cull sheep: $.80
We added two new members and had two memberships renewed.
February 25, 2015
David and Clara May Troyer of Abbott Hill Farms will host a farm tour on Thursday, April 23, 2015, 6:30-8:00 p.m. at 3068 Abbott Hill Road, Halifax, VA 24558.
Following the tour, Bruce M. Bowman, DVM, Regional Field Veterinarian with VDACS, will speak on the topic “Lamb and Kid Care.” He will also provide important information on scrapie, animal disease traceability and ear tags.
For more information or to RSVP, click here.
February 24, 2015
The Virginia Cooperative Extension will be having a FAMACHA Training class on Saturday, March 21, 2015 from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. at the Fauquier County Fairgrounds, 24 Pelham St. Warrenton, VA 20186. This training will be open to youth age 9+ and adults.
Participants in this workshop will be trained and certified in the FAMACHA system of parasite management, and at the conclusion of the workshop will receive a FAMACHA card and packet (attendance the entire time required to become FAMACHA certified). Both classroom and hands-on instruction will be provided.
The cost is $15. Cash or check payment will be accepted the day of the event. Checks should be made payable to Treasurer of VT. Registration is due by March 16.
Click here for information and a registration form.
February 12, 2015
The SVMGA Program Committee needs your ideas!
If there is a person you would like to have as a guest speaker at one of our meetings, or if there is a subject you would like us coordinate a training session on, please let us know. We are willing to try to put together training from the ideas you provide to us.
If you have a suggestion please email Denise Hudson at email@example.com.
February 5, 2015
REMINDER: Anyone wishing to consign animals for the February 21, sale must call Debbie Duffer at 434-470-0550 by Wednesday, February 11.