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The next Southern Virginia Meat Goat Association sale is scheduled for Saturday
September 7, 2019 at 1 pm. The sale will be conducted as a livestock auction; held in cooperation with Hollering Hills Auction, 4108 Hunting Creek Road,Nathalie, Virginia. The sale will be open to SVMGA members and non-members.
All goats and sheep may be included in the auction. Please see attached for details.
We need a minimum of 150 sheep and goats to attract multiple buyers to the auction. The more livestock we have the more buyers we will be able to attract. More buyers mean more competitive bidding and higher prices for your livestock. We need to know by August 1, 2019 the type (goat or sheep) and the number of livestock you are bringing.
Please contact Debbie Duffer (434)470-0550 or Kim Grossman (434)251-2300 by August 1 to confirm the number of animals you will be bringing and for any further questions or concerns.
Join us June 27th 7:00PM at the Ag Center is the next monthly meeting
Good Afternoon Producers –
Attached is a flyer with information regarding the upcoming workshops for the 2019 Producer Support Grant.
***2019 Producer Support Grant: 33% Cost Share up to $10,000 expense limit (Max Cost Share amount: $3,300)
Eligible Projects: Hay Barns, Feed/Grain Bins, Pasture Watering Systems, Hay Wrappers, Livestock Handling
Equipment, Cold Storage Systems & Produce Production & Handling Equipment
This year, we are holding two workshop times – please attend the time that will best accommodate your schedule.
Grant Info Workshops: Thursday, May 2nd at 10 AM and then 7 PM at the Halifax Extension Office
VCE will be going over the guidelines and project details – and applications will be available that day to take home with you. The date we will begin accepting applications is Monday, June 10th at 8 a.m. at the Halifax Ext Office.
I have scheduled the Halifax workshops to give producers over a month to plan and complete their applications before being able to turn them in starting June 10th. We are expecting a large turnout for this 2019 program!
We strongly recommend attending a workshop and be in touch with me in completing your application.
Please call or email with any questions you have before May 2nd –
Rebekah J. Slabach
Agriculture Extension Agent | Halifax County, Virginia
171 South Main Street | Halifax, VA 24558
Office: (434) 476-2147 | Fax: (434) 476-7777
The next goat/lamb sale will be held Sat. May 18th at 8:00AM. Animals need to be consigned by May 8th by calling or texting me at 434-470-0550. See attached flyer for additional information.SVMGA May sale
On April 25, at 7 pm at the Halifax County Agricultural Center, Dr. Dahlia O’Brien, of VSU will discuss with us the mobile processing unit that will be available to us later this year. This unit is set up for small ruminant processing and will be run by a butcher, whom VSU will hire. Under discussion: the time of year it could best serve Southern VA producers, cost per animal, how many animals would make it feasible to bring it down here, and other details.
Your input is critical and valued on how we can use this new asset. As always, this meeting is open to all producers (not just members), so please mark your calendars and spread the word.