January Meeting Minutes Posted

January 30, 2013

The January SVMGA meeting minutes have been posted.  You can access them on our Newsletters page, or just click here.



February Meat Goat Consignment Sale

January 26, 2013

The Southern Virginia Meat Goat Association is having a meat goat consignment sale on February 16, 2013. The sale starts at 8:00 A.M. and ends at 11:00 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 in the sale, or to get more information, call Leah Brown, Ag Director, at 434-476-3066.

Registering your animals with Leah Brown prior to the sale is very important.  Knowing the quantity of animals before the sale allows the buyer to establish fair pricing and secure adequate transportation.  Animals not pre-registered with Lean Brown prior to the sale may be accepted, but ONLY as space and the buyer permits.

All animals must have a scrapie tag and be in good health. Yearling does, bucks, culls and sheep 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.


Upcoming Goat/Sheep Workshops

January 16, 2013

Got Worms?

Dr. David Pugh, author of Sheep and Goat Medicine, will be part of a free program (lunch provided) on Saturday, February 9, 2013 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at the WNC Agriculture Center in Fletcher, NC, across from the Asheville airport.  Wet labs will be available with microscope training, FAMACHA training, nutrition, and breeding information.  Bring samples to check.

For additional information call Animals R Us Veterinary Clinic (828-693-7387) or Country Lane Veterinary Hospital (828-627-9100).  Registration opens at 8:15am in the Boone Building. FREE. Lunch provided.

The Boer Boat Association of North Carolina is also holding a seminar in Rocky Mount, NC at the East Carolina Agricultural & Educational Center, 1175 Kingsboro Road, Rocky Mount, NC, February 9, at 10:00 a.m.

This class will address Gestation and Kidding Management.  Dr. Mark Alley, from the NC State School of Veterinary Medicine will present Abortive Diseases and Late Gestation Management.  Andy Burlingham from the Pitt County Cooperative Extension will present When Things Go Wrong, Best Efforts to Save Kids.  Click here to download the workshop flyer.


January Newsletter Posted

January 14, 2013

The January SVMGA Newsletter has been posted.  You can view it on our Newsletters page, or simply click here.

Don’t forget, SVMGA will hold its annual election for officers at the January 24, 2013 meeting.


January Elections

January 9, 2013

The 2013 SVMGA nominating committee will propose the following slate of officers for 2013 at the January meeting:

President: Denise Hudson

1st Vice President: Fontaine Talley

2nd Vice President: Dave Snyder

Secretary: Leah Brown

Treasurer: Gail Kingman

At Large Board Member: Bill Taft

In accordance with the by-laws, additional nominations for all of the above offices will be accepted from the floor prior to the voting at the meeting.

Qualified nominees must be members in good standing of SVMGA, and must have consented in advance to being nominated and be willing to serve if elected.

As stated in the by-laws, nominees for the offices of President, 1st Vice President, and 2nd Vice President must be commercial meat goat producers, and may not serve more than two years in the same position.

The Nominating Committee:

Bonnie Brown
(434) 476-6166

Gail Kingman
(434) 376-9645