Hollering Hill Auctions

October 19, 2017

Hollering Hill Auction opens its door for the first of their weekly auctions this Thursday, October 19.

There will be a ribbon cutting ceremony at 4 pm followed by the first auction at 4:30 pm and you are invited to attend!  The items to be auctioned weekly are livestock, flowers, vegetables, hay and farm equipment.

The auction is located at:

Hollering Hill Auction

4108 Hunting Creek Road

Nathalie, VA 24577

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Hope to see you there!

Kimley A. Blanks, MBA

Halifax County, VA

Email:  kimley.blanks@co.halifax.va.us

Post Office Box 699

1030 Cowford Road, Suite LL1

Halifax, Virginia  24558

434.476.3300 ext. 3331

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Bits and Pieces

October 7, 2017

There are two meeting scheduled in October … Thursday, October 12, and Thursday, October 26.  A two-part presentation from the Maryland Small Ruminate Program on genetic selection will be presented.

Also, the first auction at the new Hollering Hill Auction in the Nathalie community is scheduled for Thursday, October 19.

The Greater Appalachian Sheep & Goat Improvement Initiative has been expanded to the following counties:

Bland

Carroll

Floyd

Franklin

Grayson

Henry

Patrick

Wythe

Bedford

Campbell

Halifax

Pittsylvania

This is a cost share program.  Contact your local extension agent for additional information.

Reminder:  The next consignment sale is scheduled for Friday, November 10.

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Sheep Field Day and Ram Lamb Sale

September 15, 2017


November Consignment Sale

September 15, 2017


August Business Meeting

August 23, 2017

This is just a reminder of the regular SVMGA meeting Thursday, August 23, 2017 at the Halifax Co Ag Building, 7:00 PM.  The next consignment sale will be discussed.

Hope to see you there.

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Sheep Field Day

August 17, 2017

The Sheep Field Day and 42nd Annual Virginia Performance Tested Ram Sale & Replacement Ewe Lamb Sale will be held on Saturday, August 26, 2017 at the Virginia Sheep Evaluation Center on the Virginia Tech Shenandoah Valley Research and Extension Center in Steeles Tavern, VA.

This program is sponsored by the Virginia Sheep Producers Association and the VSPA Seedstock Council.

10:30 a.m. Field Day & Educational Program

1:00 p.m. Ram and Ewe Auction Sale

Lunch is available on site, provided by the Virginia Junior Sheep Breeders

Printable Sale Catalog with additional details at http://www.vasheepproducers.com/uploads/3/0/8/3/3083192/2017_va_ram_test_sale_catalog1.pdf

Videos of rams to be sold in auction https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLdZWXMnsCUkfzClF6Pqu7HgecvVtXyn3_

Online bidding available at: http://www.livestockbuyer.com

On Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/VARamTest/

For more information contact:

Dr. Scott Greiner

Extension Animal Specialist, Sheep

Virginia Tech

540-231-9159

sgreiner@vt.edu

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Consignment Sale Results

August 17, 2017

There were 193 animals sold with a gross payment to producers of $17,720.50. SVMGA collected $60.00 for memberships, $10.00 renewal for 2018, $40.00 in late registration fees, and $5.00 for scrapie tag applications.

The prices, per pound, were as follows:

Male kids up to 65 lbs and female kids any size $1.90
Male kids 65 lbs to 100 lbs 2.10
Adult bucks 1.45
Adult does 1.00

Male lambs up to 65 lbs & female lambs any size $1.75
Male lambs 65 to 100 lbs 2.00
Rams over 100 lbs 1.45
Ewes .80

The date of the next sale will be discussed at the next regular meeting on August 24.

Thank you to the volunteers who worked in the rain to make this another successful sale.

Debbie Duffer