2020 Piedmont Regional Goat & Sheep Conference
We are excited to announce the Piedmont Regional Goat & Sheep Conference will be on Saturday, April 25, 2020, at the N.C. Cooperative Extension, Guilford County Center, 3309 Burlington Rd. Greensboro, NC. This conference is an informative event for beginners and advanced alike with a focus on sheep and goat management. Registration starts at 9 a.m. with the program starting at 9:30 a.m. and ending by 3:45 p.m.
New for 2020 – we will be adding a trade show! You will be able to visit with various businesses and agency partners throughout the entire day.
Topics to include: first aid/working with a veterinarian, lambing/kidding, shearing with demo, hoof trimming with demo, livestock guardian animals, and pasture/grazing management.
Please check out the flyer for the agenda and speaker bios.
Registration fee is $20 (includes lunch) and due by April 15. Everyone must pre-register this year – NO on-site/walk-ins will be accepted.
Register online here: https://go.ncsu.edu/goatsheep2020
*Please note that Extension has moved to using Eventbrite for registration. This will become the new norm for all events. Let us know if you have any questions!
Agriculture- Livestock & Forages
Alamance County Center
209-C N. Graham-Hopedale Rd.
Burlington, NC 27217
The SVMGA is in the process of planning our next sale. We have a couple of options.
If the members have sufficient animals to sell, we would like to plan a sale at Hollering Hills, prior to Easter, on Saturday March 28th. In order for this to be successful and attract multiple buyers we would need approximately 200 animals.
The other option would be to consider a sale in May.
We have a meeting Monday afternoon, so please let me know this week if you will have animals to sell and when you think they will be marketable size.
The January SVMGA meeting is tonight 7:00PM at the Halifax Co Ag building . New officers should be elected and future sale discussed.
Membership renewals of $10.00 are now due.
The winter forage conference series sponsored by the VFGC will held in Chatham at the ODAC on Wednesday, January 22nd!
Registration is $50 and includes lunch and materials. VFGC is bringing in two of the best speakers in the eastern US for the event.
You can register quick and easy online at https://vaforages.org/2020-winter-forage-conferences/, or print & mail the Reg Form.
*Kevin Yon will be sharing his story of how he started with 100 head of Angus females in 1996 and now they have grown to 1,200 head of registered brood cows and 590 commercial cows and how their operation supports his family who all work on the farm.
*Dr. Dan Undersander, Professor Emeritus from University of Wisconsin, with over 40 years working in the industry, who is known internationally for his expertise in making quality hay, baleage and silage as well as modifying and adjusting equipment to optimize the forage harvesting process will be here to talk about making quality hay and balege in support of your grazing system.
2020 VFGC Winter Forage Conferences Brochure
Hay Producer List for Winter: (11/20/19)
Bill Murray (Virgilina) 434-222-8656
Ricky Pool (South Boston) 434-579-4056
James Edmunds (SoBo) 434-222-5554
Karl Hess (Scottsburg) 717-989-8365
Southern States – Chatham: 434 432-4201 (arrangements already made with broker)
Rebekah J. Slabach
ANR Extension Agent | Halifax County
171 South Main Street | Halifax, VA 24558
Office: (434) 476-2147 | Fax: (434) 476-7777
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