October 27, 2014
The Southern Virginia Meat Goat Association is having a meat goat consignment sale on Friday, October 14, 2014. The sale starts at 5:30 p.m. and ends at 7:30 p.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 and lambs (40 lbs — 70 lbs). Kids and lambs will be sold by the pound at a premium price. The price will be announced five days prior to sale.
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 Debbie Duffer at 434-470-0550 or 434-735-8759. Animals must be registered on or before November 4, 2014.
Registering your animals 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 prior to the sale may be accepted, but ONLY as space and the buyer permits.
Registration prior to the sale allows SVMGA to obtain the best pricing and the buyer to have adequate transportation. In an effort to avoid this problem, SVMGA has implemented a $10 fee for anyone who is late registering for a sale. This fee is not intended to discourage anyone from selling but rather to help the organization better serve its members.
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.
October 22, 2014
The Virginia Department of Corrections is seeking mature female does, large kids or yearling does to help establish their commercial goat program. They prefer Boer cross, Kiko, or other meat goat. The marketing committee wishes to help fill this need in the hopes of establishing a long term mutually beneficial relationship.
The sale will be Saturday November 1, 2014. Pricing is $2.15 per pound for large weaned female kids (not to exceed $175.00 per kid) and $175.00 per head for young (1st or 2nd kid) proven does.
If you wish to participate in this opportunity, please respond by October 23, 2014 with the of animals you have available now, type of animal (example yearling, young doe), and indicate principal breed or crossbreed.
To report animals you wish to sell call Debbie 434-470-0550 or 434-735-8759 and leave a message.
If you have other questions call Bill Crews at 434-222-8814.
The DOC has requested a count of animals for the sale. If you have animals for the sale, please call ASAP.
October 11, 2014
Report of the Treasurer, September 2014
Beginning Balance on Hand: $3,384.58
Scrapie tags $7.00
Late registration fees 70.00
Sale Fee 5.00
Total Receipts: $222.00
Advertising – Sept. sale $90.93
Balance as of 9/25/14 $3,515.65
Gail Kingman, Treasurer
October 7, 2014
October 23, 2014 is the final SVMGA business meeting of 2014 and our annual potluck. This meeting begins at 6:30 and all members are encouraged to bring a covered dish. Ham will be the main dish. Paper products, utensils and drinks will be provided by SVMGA.
We hope all members attend this popular meeting to visit and share a great meal.
So that we have a general head count, please RSVP by October 15, to Bonnie Brown at 434-476-6166 or Debbie Duffer at 434-470-0550 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
October 6, 2014
SVMGA member and past president Denise Hudson wrote a feature for the October-December issue of Southern Virginia Perspective.
Click here to access the feature online.