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We love all of our 9,036 members! Thank you for making 2021 a great year!

For those of you who haven’t renewed, you still can. Click here.


ABGA BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2022 MEETING SCHEDULE:


Tuesday, Feb. 8

Tuesday, March 8

Tuesday, April 12

Tuesday, May 10

Tuesday, June 14

July 14-17

Tuesday, Aug. 9

Tuesday, Sept. 13

Tuesday, Oct. 11

Tuesday, Nov. 8

Dec. 8-11


WOULD YOU LIKE TO RUN FOR THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS?


Board of Directors Election


If you are interested in running for the ABGA Board of Directors (BOD), Regions 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, and 11 all are open in the upcoming election cycle. The BOD is responsible for the governance of the organization.


You will find a Nomination Form, Responsibilities, Code of Ethics, Confidentiality Policy on our website here. Please complete the forms and return them to the ABGA office by March 1. If you have questions, please call 325-486-2242.


INDUSTRY NEWS:

  • You can see the National Monthly Grass Fed Lamb and Goat Report for January here.

  • Goats pre”fir” Christmas trees. You can read more on how goats will eat old Christmas trees for digestive system health here.

  • Read about the Northeast goat market getting hotter here.

  • Watch a story on a partnership program ‘GoatMT’ and its rise to recognition amidst ‘kidding’ season here.

  • A video of a cat spooking a goat at an Ohio farm makes Yahoo news. You can watch it here.

  • There are many issues that cross over from the sheep industry. If you’re interested in some of ASI’s policy issues, go here.

  • Texas Tech University recently celebrated its largest-ever philanthropic commitment and one of the most significant investments in people and programs in an agricultural college in the United States. Gordon and Joyce Davis donated $44 million to the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources. You can read more here.

ABGA UPCOMING SHOWS:


Check out our February events!

Feb. 16-17 - Florida State Fair Open Boer Goat Show (Tampa, Fla.)

Feb. 18 – March Madness in February (Russellville, Ky.)

Feb. 26-27 – Spring Classic Stockshow (Red Bluff, Calif.)

Feb. 26 – Area 1 Regional Show (Red Bluff, Calif.)

REMINDERS FROM THE OFICE:

  • When calling the office please be prepared with your member ID.

  • Transfer Charges: Per ABGA rules, if your buyer is an inactive member, the non-member transfer fees will be charged.

  • Turn On Electronic Notifications: If you want to receive receipts via email, you need to have your electronic notifications on.

  • Member Number Needed: include your member number when you submit work to the office.

  • Check Your Settings: When you have your settings on confidential, other members can’t find you on our online system.

  • Registration: If you start registration online, you must finish it. If you encounter problems or technical difficulties, contact us. Open/incomplete online registrations will be processed on Fridays. When doing a transfer on Online Live, the seller is responsible for transfer to new owner.

  • DNA Turnaround: UC Davis is mostly back to their 8-10 business days. If you are missing results, please email dna@abga.org with your VGL number.

  • Naming Your Goats: Herd and animal names are limited to 32 letters, numbers, and spaces. The only special characters allowed are hyphens, apostrophes, and ampersands.

  • Folded Certificates: To reduce costs, we are only mailing folded certificates now. If you want flat-sleeved certificates, it’s $5.

CARCASS CLASS AT ABGA NATIONAL SHOW:


ABGA will implement the first-ever Ranch to Rail Goat Evaluation Class at the 2022 ABGA National Show. It will highlight the aspects that make a quality meat goat. Animals will be shown in a standard show format before being slaughtered. Their carcasses will be evaluated to compare the differences. Exhibitors will be required to keep a record book to show their progress throughout the year. Points will be assigned in each of three divisions: showing, carcass evaluation, and record bookkeeping. ABGA will recognize winners in all three divisions, plus an overall winner.


MEMBER MOMENT:


Congratulations to ABGA members Maddie and Trevor Clemens! We wish you a lifetime of love and happiness!

January 2022 THE BOER GOAT E-Newsletter

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