October Newsletter Posted

October 23, 2012

The October 2012 SVMGA newsletter has been posted.  You can access it on our Newsletters page, or just click here.

Don’t forget the SVMGA business meeting and annual potluck on Thursday, October 25, at 6:30.  This will be the last business meeting of the year.

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Message From SVMGA’s President

October 21, 2012

SVMGA’s last meeting of the year will occur on October 25th at 6:30.  There will a brief business meeting and discussion of the upcoming sale, and then our annual end of year potluck.  All are encouraged to attend and bring your favorite covered dish to share. Hudson Heritage Farms will bring a big pot of goat stew for everyone to sample.

As a reminder it is that time of year again when we need to start thinking about next year’s SVMGA Board of Directors.  Bonnie Brown along with Gail Kingman will be presenting the slate of candidates at our January 2013 opening meeting.  We are going to need new Board Members, so if you are interested in joining the Board please contact Bonnie or Gail.  As our organization continues to grow we will need additional help with not only the Board positions, but various standing and special Committees.  Since we are a volunteer organization our success is directly tied to the strength and commitment of our members.  I encourage each of you to consider getting involved.

Denise


Goat-Herd Health Calendar

October 11, 2012

The Virginia Cooperative Extension has published a Goat-Herd Health Calendar.  It’s a marvelous resource for goat producers.

You can access the calendar from a link on our Resources page, or just click here.

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November Consignment Sale Date Confirmed

October 3, 2012

The Southern Virginia Meat Goat Association is having a meat goat consignment sale on Saturday, November 17, 2012. The sale starts at 7:00 A.M. and ends at 10:30 A.M.  The sale will be held at the Halifax County Agricultural Marketing Center, 1001 Farmway Lane (Route 922), Halifax, VA 24558.

This sale is for good quality kids (35 lbs — 70 lbs).  Kids will be sold by the pound at a premium price. The price will be posted five days prior to sale on this website.

Commission Fees: $1 per head for SVMGA members. $5 per head for non-members. You can join SVMGA at the sale and pay the member fee. For more info about membership go to the “About” page on this website.

To include your goats (or sheep) in the sale, or to get more information, call Leah Brown, Ag Director, at 434-476-3066.

All animals must have a scrapie tag and be in good health. Yearling does, bucks and culls will be accepted but with separate pricing. SVMGA reserves the right to reject any animal.

For a copy of the sale registration form, click here.

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