SVMGA Meeting Minutes
August 27, 2015
The business meeting was called to order at 7:04 PM by President Fontaine Talley.
Secretaries Report: The minutes from the July meeting were accepted as posted on the website.
Treasurer’s Report: The Secretary read the report emailed by Treasurer James Barbour. The
ending balance was increased by membership dues and proceeds from the last consignment sale.
Marketing Committee Report: Debbie Duffer reported that sale 126 animals were sold. The next
consignment sale will be held September 10 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM and the cut-off for
registration is September 3rd. There will be an additional opportunity to sell breeding stock to the
Department of Corrections on September 18th or 19th, The deadline for that registration is August
30. Ms. Duffer will poll the membership at the next meeting about interest in an additional sale
before the end of the year.
Old Business: Goat and Lamb Show, Halifax County Fair, Wednesday, October 7, 2015: A
former Ag Agent from North Carolina has agreed to be the judge. There are twelve participants.
The fairgrounds management has assigned a large area for our display of goats.
New Business: It is confirmed that the October meeting will be about Tractor Maintenance and
Repair at the Ag Center, and Ashley Nauta has arranged for Spaulding Equipment to deliver a
tractor for display.
A motion to close the meeting at 7:25 PM was approved.
Remember, the monthly SVMGA business meeting is this Thursday, September 24, 2015, 7:00 p.m. at the Halifax County Ag Center. We will be discussing the final preparation for the Goat and Lamb show.
Catalog for upcoming Sheep Field Day and Ram Sale at the Southwest AREC on Sat, Sept 26. This is our fourth year for this forage-based hair sheep ram performance test which includes evaluation of parasite resistance. The educational program will center around this activity, and the top end of the rams will be sold. Additional information on our VT Sheep Extension site http://www.apsc.vt.edu/extension/sheep/swarec-ram-program/index.html
Scott P. Greiner, PhD
Professor, Extension Animal Scientist
Department of Animal & Poultry Sciences
Small Ruminant Field Day – Randolph Farm
September 18, 2015
VSU’s Randolph Farm, 4415 River Road, Petersburg, VA 23806
Virginia State University Small Ruminant Program invites you to join us for our annual Small Ruminant Field Day.
Theme: “Small Ruminant Slaughter, Meat and Dairy Processing and State Regulations”
7:00 – 8:00 am Registration and Continental Breakfast (Pavilion)
8:00 – 8:15 am Welcome (Pavilion)
8:30 – 9:15 am On-farm Slaughter and Processing Regulations – VDACS (Pavilion)
9:15 – 10:00 am Dairy processing and sale regulations – VDACS (Pavilion)
10:00 – 10:30 am BREAK (Pavilion)
10:30 – 12:00 pm Concurrent Session A – How to Make Quick and Delicious Goat Cheese (Pavillion)
Concurrent Session B – How to Slaughter Sheep and Goats on Your Farm (Randolph Farm)
12:00 – 1:30 pm LUNCH
1:30 – 3:00 pm Visit displays and demonstrations: Body Condition Scoring and Market Readiness – Susan Schoenian; FAMACHA©, hoof trimming drenching and vaccinations (VSU Extension Specialist Dr. Dahlia O’Brien and Susan Schoenian, Principal Agent & Extension Specialist, Sheep & Goat Western Maryland Research and Education Center)
For information contact Mollie Klein, email@example.com or call (804) 524-5960.
If you are a person with a disability and desire any assistive devices, services or other accommodations to participate in this activity, please contact Mollie Klein at firstname.lastname@example.org at phone number/TDD (800) 828-1120 during business hours of 8 am. and 5 p.m. to discuss accommodations five days prior to the event.