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2022 ABGA & JABGA NATIONAL SHOW

Saturday, June 11, 2022 – Saturday, June 18, 2022

Fonner Park

700 E Stolley Park Rd.

Grand Island, NE 68801




The 2022 National Show theme is BOER GOAT STRONG. Remember to use the hashtags #BoerGoatStrong & #ABGAnationals when posting on social media.


NATIONAL SHOW ENTRY

The National Show entry form is now available on our website. The deadline for entry is June 1, 2022.



REMINDER: HERD BOOK CLOSES WEDNESDAY, MAY 25

All registrations and transfers for the 2022 National Show must be received in the ABGA office before 5:00 OM CST on Wednesday, May 25, 2022.


MISSION 22: UNITED WE HEAL

We will support the charity Mission 22 at our National Show. Donations will go to helping veterans, their spouses, and children through programs Mission 22 provides.



2022 NATIONAL SHOW JUDGES

ABGA National Show

Josh Taylor

Jesse Kimmel

Anton Ward

JABGA National Breeding Show

Sammy Lerena

Kathy Daves-Carr

JABGA National Bred and Owned Show and Breeding Showmanship

Terry Taylor

Market and Commercial Show

Phil Meyers

Meat Goat Evaluation

Alyssa Dugat

Carcass Evaluation

Nick Hammett


ABGA NATIONAL SHOW SUPERINTENDENTS

Jacob Tipton

Joe Kidder

Tara Hix

Matt Simmons

Ken Baty



BE A BANNER, BUCKLE, OR BRONZE SPONSOR!

Sponsor one of the many show classes at the 2022 National Show.



PURCHASE YOUR BANQUET TABLES

Each table includes 8 banquet tickets and entry for the Banquet Table Decorating Contest.



2022 NATIONAL SHOW MEAT GOAT EVALUATION

For the first time ever, there will be a JABGA National Show Meat Goat Evaluation. Animals will be shown in a standard show format before being slaughtered, and their carcasses will be evaluated to compare the differences. The point of the class is to highlight the aspects that make a quality meat goat, and ABGA will recognize winners.


Exhibitors will be required to keep a 2022 JABGA National Show Meat Goat Evaluation Record Book, which is on our website. The Record Book must be completed and brought with you to the National Show.


ABGA 2022 NATIONAL PHOTO CONTEST

The 2022 National Photo Contest is a fundraiser for the ABGA Foundation. The winning photos will be calculated by the value of donations received.


There will be two divisions: open and junior. The 1st place photos from each division will be auctioned off at the banquet at 6:30 PM on June 15.


Rules:

  • Submissions must be printed on a canvas-wrapped frame.

  • No limitations on size.

  • Photos must be goat related.

  • Black & white and color photos are accepted.

  • All submissions belong to the ABGA Foundation.

If you are not bringing your art to the show, it must be mailed to the ABGA office by May 25.


JABGA GOAT COSTUME CONTEST

All JABGA members can participate. Both the goat and the exhibitor should dress for the occasion. Exhibitors are required to show their goats with a halter.


There will be two sections in this show:


Section I theme: STRONG.

Create a costume for you, and your goat to represent what STRONG means to you.

Class:

Peewee

Intermediate

Senior


Section 2 theme: Contestant's Choice – Participants are encouraged to dress creatively.

Class:

Peewee

Intermediate

Senior


All costumes and presentations must be family-friendly. Costumes or presentations deemed inappropriate may be disqualified and pulled at any time.


WE ARE HAVING A GOAT MEAT POTLUCK!

We’re going to have a goat meat potluck on June 13 at 6:30 p.m. before the annual members meeting at our National Show!


Please bring crockpot or toaster dishes ready to serve with serving utensils and the recipe to share. Dishes must include goat meat.


The favorite dish wins $150!


ABGA MEMBER BANQUET TABLE DECORATING CONTEST

There will be a Banquet Table Decorating Contest at the National Show Banquet. The theme of this year's National Show is Boer Goat Strong.


A LITTLE BARN PARTY NEVER HURT NOBODY!

We are having a barn party on Thursday, June 16 inside the Show Barn. We promise it won't be boer-ing!


Activities will include but are not limited to the following:

  • Strongman competition

  • Tug-of-war

  • Dancing

  • Having fun

  • More dancing

We can't wait to see you there!


QUESTIONS REGARDING THE 2022 NATIONAL SHOW?

Email: nationalshow@abga.org or give us a call and ask for Cindy at 325-486-2242.


OFFICE NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • Please have your ABGA member number and goat registration number ready when contacting the office.

  • Send all email correspondence to mail@abga.org

  • Alternatively, you may submit a work order to the ABGA office by clicking the SUBMIT WORK button on the ABGA website.

  • We also accept work orders via USPS, UPS, & FedEx. Our mailing address is 4258 S Jackson Street, San Angelo, Texas 76903.

UPCOMING REGIONAL SHOWS

Area 3 Regional Show – Racing to the Heartland

Saturday, May 21

Hancock County Fairgrounds,

620 Apple St.

Greenfield, IN 46140

Show Secretary: Adrienne & Joe Kidder

Phone: 765-425-5768

Alternate Contact: Julia & Chris Wickard

Phone: 317-938-4777

1-JABGA Regional Show

Wether & Commercial Judge: Jeremy Church

JABGA Judge: Dakota Ash


Area 2 Regional Show – Little Sioux Showdown

Saturday, May 28

Show Secretary: Jodi Scholl

Phone: 712-249-9709

Alternate: Lori Wickman

Phone: 515-720-9815

Judge: TBA


NATIONALS INVITATIONAL SALE WILL OPEN ON GOAT PROMOTER ON MAY 22



HERITAGE BREEDER’S COALITION

We were mentioned in the World Heritage Yak Conservancy's newsletter.


Since Heritage Breed associations have similar goals and interests, World Heritage Yak Conservancy (WHYC) puts a priority and high value on building these mutually beneficial collaborative relationships with like-minded, strong, rare breed organizations.



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