Dear SVMGA members,
Children are on the hunt for meat goat kids & lambs born June 2018 or later. The “word” is that they pay market value for the young animals.
If you have any available, please let me know.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR! The Halifax County Breakfast Series starts in November. The series is open to producers from the entire region and not just Halifax County.
Each meeting runs from 9 am until 11 am and includes breakfast, as well as expert speakers on the following topics:
November 13 – Beef Cattle Genetics, Reproduction, AI & Overall Livestock Health
December 11 – Soil Health & Soil Testing
January 8 – Ag Policy & Conservation Agency Programs
February 12 – Row Crop Production
March 12 – Forestry Management & Generation Next
Please RSVP to 434-476-7923 no later than the Friday before the meeting as we need an accurate count for breakfast. The meetings are free to attend. Each meeting will be held at the Halifax County Agricultural Marketing Center.
The Breakfast Series is presented by: Halifax Soil & Water Conservation District, NRCS, Extension and Halifax County Agricultural Development.
There were 136 animals sold Sat. morning, gross sale $14,135.00, net $13.998.00.
The prices per pound were:
cull goats 1.10
cull sheep .75
Thank you so much to our few faithful volunteers that worked hard to put up panels and make sure the sale ran smoothly.
Don’t forget the meeting Thursday night starts at 6:00
Starts at 6pm! Brief SVMGA meeting to follow!
This is a reminder to everyone that volunteered to help re-install the panels prior to the sale, we will start at 5:00 Friday evening.
We also need volunteers for the sale Sat. morning at 8:00 AM. Let me know if you can help
The animal weights for the September sale have been expanded to:
40 to 75 or 80 lbs for kids
40 to 95 to 100 lbs for lambs
Sheep and Goat Producers,
Attached is information about an awesome opportunity for you all. There is cost-share funds available for a variety of items specifically for Sheep and Goat Producers. PLEASE NOTE THE QUICK DEADLINE.
I would suggest by reading the Program Guidelines to see if it fits your needs. If I can be of assistance to you, please do not hesitate to call.
Program Guidelines for Greater Appalachian Sheep and Goat Improvement Initiative – Updated August 16
Application for sheep and goat grant 2.4.15
zW-9 Form Dec 2014
The August SVMGA meeting is Thursday night August 23rd at 7:00 PM. Past President Greg Wade will discuss managing forages for small ruminants and cattle. Greg was the 2006 VA Forage and Grassland Council Outstanding Forage Producer of the year for the Southern Piedmont .
***Don’t forget that each time you attend a SVMGA Business Meeting, your name is entered into the raffle for the Kiko buck.***