Consignment Sale Results

February 25, 2013

The results from the February 16, consignment sale are in:

Kids sold: 46
Does: 7
Bucks: 2
Lambs: 9
Ewes: 30
Rams: 3
Yearlings: 1
Total: 98

The next sale is scheduled for Saturday, May 18.   The marketing committee also hopes to have a sale in August and the fall.  They are discussing the possibility of a Friday sale.  More information will be published as it becomes available.

Don’t forget the SVMGA business meeting this Thursday (2-28-13), 7:00 p.m. at the Halifax Ag Center.

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Annual Membership Dues Being Collected

February 23, 2013

It’s time to renew your SVMGA membership.  Please bring your dues to this month’s business meeting, Thursday, February 28, at 7:00 p.m., or mail them to SVMGA treasurer Gail Kingman.

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Farmer Looking for Breeding Stock

February 17, 2013

Khondker Islam is establishing a goat farm and is interested in buying meat goat breeding stock (does and doelings). If you currently have or anticipate having livestock for sale please contact him.

Maun Ranch, LLC
1788 Eagle Point Road
Huddleston, VA 24104
540-297-7700
Cell: 571-276-0704 (Khondker Islam)
Cell: 540-875-6590 (Khondker Islam)
Cell: 540-524-0556 (Chris Nance, Supervisor Maun Ranch)

Khondker is at the ranch Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday and is at following location Tuesday,Wednesday and Thursday.

Registered office of Maun Ranch, LLC
25741 Hopefield Place
Chantilly,VA 20152
703-327-0200
703-543-4544
Fax:703-327-6682

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Consignment Sale Prices Posted

February 12, 2013

Here are the prices for the SVMGA goat consignment sale this Saturday:

Kids, No. 1 & No. 2, 35-70 pounds … $1.85/pound
Good yearlings … $1.60/pound
Hi-yielding does … $1.00/pound
Culls and heavy does … $0.90/pound
Bucks … $0.90/pound

It is VERY IMPORTANT that you register your goats IMMEDIATELY.  See posts below for details.

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Important Saturday Consignment Sale Update

February 11, 2013

If you plan to bring goats to this Saturday’s consignment sale, it is VERY IMPORTANT that you register your goats immediately.  Knowing the quantity of animals before the sale allows the buyer to establish fair pricing and secure adequate transportation.  Animals not registered with Lean Brown prior to the sale may be accepted, but ONLY as space and the buyer permits.

So far, only three sellers have registered goats for the sale.  If more goats are not registered very soon, the sale may have to be rescheduled.

If you have goats for sale, please register them with Leah Brown at the Ag Center NOW.

Information about the sale, including a link to the registration form, follows:

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 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.

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Small Ruminant Parasite Program

February 6, 2013

There will be a program titled, Parasite Control in Your Sheep and Goats, FAMACHA and Fecal Egg Counts at the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, Blacksburg, Virginia on  February 23, 2013 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.   Dr. Anne M. Zajac, DVM, PhD, Parasitology, VMRCVM will be conducting the workshop.

Small ruminant owners mount a significant effort to control important parasite infections. This course will help owners and their veterinarians evaluate parasite infections and methods for parasite control. It will be educational for owners, veterinarians and technicians.

The morning session will cover integrated parasite control and the FAMACHA Targeted Deworming System. Participants will receive a FAMACHA card. The afternoon will cover microscope techniques for parasite identification and fecal egg counts for evaluating parasites and the effectiveness of dewormers. You can sign up for one session or for both.

FAMACHA (morning), $15.00/person.

Fecal egg counts (afternoon session), $10.00/person.

To register, please go to http://bit.ly/12fitvc

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Local Food Networks Conference

February 6, 2013

There will be a Local Food Networks Conference at the Virginia Farm Bureau’s home office, 12580 West Creek Parkway, Richmond, VA 23238 on February 26, 2013, 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

This year’s conference will focus on safe products. The morning session will address safe production and harvesting/handling, along with best practices for managing risks. The afternoon session will be dedicated to networking opportunities for buyers and sellers. Participants who farm will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with buyers interested in purchasing local foods.

Denise Hudson and Renard Turner will be guests on the morning session panel workshop.  They will address small ruminant production and marketing.

For more information or to register, click here.

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