Goat and Lamb Consignment Sale

January 28, 2015
The Southern Virginia Meat Goat Association is having a meat goat consignment sale on Saturday, February 21, 2015. The sale starts at 9:00 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 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.  Animals must be registered on or before February 11, 2015.

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.



Business Meeting and Elections Tonight

January 22, 2015

SVMGA will hold the first meeting of the year on Thursday, January 22, 2015, 7:00pm at the Halifax Agricultural Center.  We will hold elections at this meeting and discuss upcoming sales.

Guest Speaker will be our new Halifax County Extension Agent, Ashley Nauta.  She has recently been hired to work specifically on Agricultural Marketing issues in our county.  Please come out and meet Ashley and let her know your thoughts.  Hope to see everyone at this meeting.


The Meat You Should Eat in 2015

January 17, 2015

WASHINGTON — There’s a new meat making its way onto the plates of Americans — only it isn’t new at all. It’s thought to have been one of the earliest domesticated animals, and it’s a staple protein in several cuisines and cultures around the world, but for many Americans, goat is new.

To read more, click here.


Part Time Position for Meat Goat Manager

January 14, 2015

The Department of Corrections, Halifax Camp and Chatham Camp has a part-time opening for a person interested in helping them care for and establish their goat herds.  This position will be part-time with no benefits.  The person should have experience in working with small ruminants.  The salary and working hours will be negotiated.

Interested individuals must not have a history of criminal convictions and must be able to pass a background check.  For more information contact James Wilmous (434) 767-2948, or (804) 720-3131.


Important Message to SVMGA Members!

January 13, 2015

Our first 2015 SVMGA meeting is just a week away.  Please plan on attending this important meeting on January 22, 7:00 pm, at the Halifax County AG Building.

The Southern Virginia Meat Goat Association will be kicking off its 2015 meeting year with our annual election.  The following members have volunteered to serve on your 2015 Board:

-President – Fontaine Talley

-First Vice President – David Snyder

-Second Vice President – Mike Ober

-Member at Large – Kim Grossman

-Secretary – Pam Alderson

-Treasure – James Barbour

If any other member is interested in serving in one of the above positions nominations from the floor can be made at the meeting.



Annual Election Update

January 3, 2015

Greetings SVMGA Membership!

It is that time of year again when we all need to think about volunteering to be a Board Member for our organization or serving on one of our committees.  We have several vacancies that must be filled at the January meeting.  As we all know our organization has seen tremendous growth over the last few years, and for us to continue to grow or maintain our current status, membership must step forward and become actively involved.  Up to this point we have fortunately had a group of dedicated members that have seen that the Board positions have remained filled, that the sales have gone on as scheduled, and information is disseminated to membership via the website or emails.  This group of individuals has done a fabulous job, but now needs help from the rest of the membership!  

We continue to recruit for the 2015 Board and have two critical positions that no one has expressed an interest in.  SVMGA as an organization can not function if these two positions aren’t filled at the meeting on January 22nd.  If you would like to insure that our organization continues and has the capability to market and sell our goats and sheep at premium prices, please consider serving on the Board of Directors. At this time we need volunteers  to step forward and fill the Board Positions of Secretary and Treasurer.

Although we have volunteers that have come forward to serve in the following roles, anyone can still be nominated and it will go to a vote at the January meeting.

Volunteers to date that have been nominated for the 2015 Board:

-President – Fontaine Talley

-First Vice President – David Snyder

-Second Vice President – Mike Ober

-Member at Large – Kim Grossman



If you are interested in serving in one of these positions, please email one of the Nominating Committee Members:  Denise Hudson, Mike Ober, or Fontaine Talley.

Thanks for your consideration, Denise Hudson