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NEW ABGA SOCKS!

Put your best hooves forward!


A portion of all sales benefits ABGA/JABGA to further support the growth of the Boer goat industry, JABGA programs, and the National Show.


Get your goat socks!


Put your best hooves forward to support the Junior American Boer Goat Association with these socks!


SIGN UP TO SING OR PRAY AT OUR NATIONAL SHOW:


Our JABGA members are looking for members who would like to sing the National Anthem and say the prayer in the morning at our National Show. If you’re interested, please email jabga@abga.org.

THE NATIONAL SHOW IS QUICKLY APPROACHING


  • We’re excited about the 2022 national Show! Are you? If you need information, go here.

  • There will be a third-party administered, comprehensive (hair & urine) random drug testing at the 2022 National Show. More information to follow soon.

  • Don’t forget about the National Photo Contest, which is a fundraiser for our Foundation. You can get more information here.

  • We’ll also have a Banquet Table Decorating Contest. The winner will receive a prize for being Best In Show!

ABG UPDATES:


Gage Taylor, from Zephyr, Texas was appointed to the open Board Region 7 seat on March 10.


The Board of Directors are retroactively giving lifetime memberships to those who have been awarded Ambassador of the Breed.


Congratulations to our past Ambassadors of the Breed: Eddie Holland, Joetta Boyd, Carol DeLobbe, Terry Brown, MD Shurely, Ervin Chavana, Coni Ross, Fred Homeyer, Joe Tipton, Bob Duke, the Ryals Family, Jim & Lynn Farmer, John & Jackie Edwards, Buck Pruitt, Jane Meacham, Jimmy Day, F. Dian Newman, Kim Halfmann, Dr. Lou Nuti, Sammy Helmers, Ernest Schwartz, Don Jackson, Mary Powis, Stan Keen, Walter Pope III, Normal Kohls, Charles turner, Mike masters, Dr. Frank Pinkerton, Marvin Shurley, the Kearney Family, and Dr. Frank Craddock!



ABGA MEMBER RETURNS AS USDA’S INDIANA FSA STATE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR:


A familiar face recently rejoined USDA’s Indiana Farm Service Agency (FSA). ABGA member Julia Wickard is their new State Executive Director.


“Agriculture runs deep in my roots, and I am a proud fourth-generation producer on our 176-year-old Hoosier homestead,” Julia said. “It is an honor, duty, and pleasure to live and take care of the land that was founded by my ancestors decades ago.”



HOW TO TATTOO YOUR GOAT


From ABGA” s Tattoo Guidelines to Tattoo Letters, everything you need to know about tattooing your goat is on our website. We even have step-by-step directions with pictures and the equipment you need. While you’re there, watch the video!


JABGA AREA 1 AND AREA 4 REGIONAL SHOWS:


Congratulations to JABGA Area 1 Regional Show High Point Overall Winner Maddie Reis, JABGA Area 4 Regional Show High Point Overall Winner Logan Hollen, and all the other winners!


You can see pictures from the Area 1 Regional Show here and the Area 4 Regional Show here.


AMERICAN BOER GOAT FOUNDATION:


We would like to announce the American Boer Goat Foundation! The website – www.abgf.org – will be up soon. Also, the deadline to submit a statement of interest and resume to serve on the Foundation’s Board of Directors is May 1.


ADD CREDIT TO YOUR ABGA ACCOUNT:


You can add credit to your ABGA account here.


OFFICE ANNOUNCEMENTS ARE NOW ON OUR BLOG:


You asked so we created Office Announcements on our blog! You can read them here.


NAVIGATE THE WEBSITE – BOER INFO:


There is a tab called Boer Info on our website homepage. You can find information on tattooing, DNA Program, Gestation calculator, and American Boer Goat Association Breed Standards.


INDUSTRY NEWS:


  • Purdue Extension’s 2022 Small Ruminant Webinar Internal Parasites of Sheep & Goats is at noon on April 28.

  • Students in the Hannaford Career Center Sustainable Agriculture Program and the FFA are raising a herd of Boer goats this year in Middlebury, Vt. The males were raised for meat and sent for slaughter. You can read the rest of the story here.

  • Baby elephants at the Reteti Elephant Sanctuary in Kenya lived off of powdered formula until supply chains were severely disrupted by the coronavirus. Thankfully, the answer was right in their backyard: goats. Read the whole story here.

  • Kawasaki’s new vehicle isn’t a GOAT. It is a goat. It’s no joke nor a play on the acronym GOAT. You can see for yourself here.


HOW TO TRANSFER AN ABGA BOER GOAT:

If you purchased an unregistered goat on application, you’re responsible for registration and transfer fees unless other arrangements have been made between you and the seller.


You can submit your form 3 different ways:




2022 KIDDING SEASON:


If you missed pictures from this year’s kidding season, you can see them here!

THE BOER GOAT - April 2022 E-Newsletter

NEW ABGA SOCKS! Put your best hooves forward! A portion of all sales benefits ABGA/JABGA to further support the growth of the Boer goat...