ABGA E-STORE OPENING SOON:
Keep an eye on your inbox and on social media – the ABGA e-store will be available soon!
With the holiday season approaching quickly, ABGA’s e-store will soon be offering fun branded goodies like socks, T-shirts, caps, tumblers, cookbooks, cutting boards, hoodies, and more for all your gift-giving needs!
NAILE 2022 JUNIOR BOER GOAT SHOW REMINDER:
Here's a reminder for JABGA members entering the North American International Livestock Expo Junior Boer Goat Show:
According to JABGA Sanctioned Show Rules and NAILE Junior Boer Goat Show Rules, exhibitors must be current members of the Junior American Boer Goat Association (JABGA) and in good standing with the organization.
ABGA Certified Judge Sammy Lerena will judge the 2022 NAILE Junior Boer Goat Show.
For more information regarding JABGA Sanctioned Show Rules, click HERE.
For more information about the 2022 NAILE Junior Boer Goat Show, view the NAILE Meat Goats Premium Book HERE.
ABGA JUDGES CERTIFICATION PROGRAM IS FULL:
The ABGA Judges Certification Evaluation set for November 2022 in Stephenville, Texas is currently at maximum capacity, with an extensive waiting list. ABGA will contact applicants who are already on the waiting list if any slots become available
HURRICANE IAN ASSISTANCE:
If you are attending the Blountstown Rotary Goat Day Goat Show in Florida (October 15) and would like to donate household items in the wake of Hurricane Ian, please arrange donations with Kathy Carr.
Monetary donations can be made to the ABGA CARES FUND through the American Boer Goat Foundation.
SUBMITTING WORK TO ABGA?
Submitting work to ABGA via regular mail? Be sure to use our current address: 4258 S. Jackson St., San Angelo, Texas 76903. We recommend using Priority Mail to ensure delivery to the ABGA office.
If you are submitting work to the ABGA office via email, please send it to email@example.com.
Old and outdated ABGA forms should be destroyed: correct forms are available on our website at: https://www.abga.org/forms/.
JABGA YOUTH COORDINATOR POSITION CLOSED:
As of October 5, 2022, the American Boer Goat Association is no longer accepting applications for the JABGA Youth Coordinator position. Thank you to all the applicants who submitted their information!
ABGA SANCTIONED SHOWS:
Show secretaries have 30 days after the show to submit results. If you see points missing or incorrectly calculated in ILR, we may be awaiting placings from your show secretary; please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
ABGA COMMITTEE MEETINGS:
ABGA committee meetings have begun. We appreciate everyone who volunteered to serve on an ABGA committee. Please reach out to your committee chair if you are serving on an ABGA committee but have not received a Zoom link via email.
Committee meetings will be held at 7:00 PM CST unless otherwise noted.
The committee meeting schedule will be as follows:
1st Week of the Month
1st Monday: Youth and Regional Shows Committee
1st Tuesday: Education and Member Relations Committee
1st Wednesday: National Show Committee
1st Thursday (quarterly): Finance Committee
1st Thursday (not in Finance Committee months): Breed Standards Committee
2nd Week of the Month
2nd Monday: JABGA Board of Directors (6:00 PM CST)
2nd Tuesday: ABGA Board of Directors
2nd Wednesday: DNA and Meat Goat Evaluation Committee
2nd Thursday: Judges Committee
3rd Week of the Month
3rd Monday: Sanctioned Show Committee
3rd Tuesday: Marketing and Member Benefits Committee
3rd Thursday: Bylaws and Rules Committee
We are currently processing work submitted on October 6, 2022.
We would like to welcome the 167 new members who joined ABGA and JABGA in the month of September. We’re glad you are part of our ABGA family!
During the first three quarters of 2022 (January – September), our registrations department saved at least $23,000 in postage and handling costs by folding certificates.
The ABGA office is currently making courtesy calls regarding outstanding balances for ABGA work. ABGA members can view their outstanding balances through Online Live and can make payments using Online Live or the Payment Center.
SEPTEMBER 2022 AWARDS: ENNOBLEMENTS, SIRES OF MERIT, AND DOES of EXCELLENCE:
CAPRIOLE’S TOM GIRL – Trevor & Maddie Clemens
SGG THAT GIRL – Jason Coin
BA CSF BALLYHOO – Michael & Katie Kerns / Ron & Debra Hunt
SBZ1 MABLE – Zachary Philips
JCKN SMOKE A LITTLE SMOKE – Janet Moraczewski / Jason Coin / JJ Boer Goats
VJMN HAVRE DE GRACE – Bryttni Gardepe
EVEN I HAVE SPECKLED MAGIC – Sydney Black
LGF3 ROCK’M SOCK’M - Phil & Sharon Fullerton
CJWM ONE SQUARE MAX – Circle R Boer Goats
BACKYARD BOERS SHOCKWAVE – Stephanie & John Gorman
AABG NBD OUTTA YOUR LEAGUE – Jason Coin
COOL BREEZE LITTLE RED CABOOSE – Sarah Mastrobattisto
LHF5 JOLENE – Locust Haven Farm
LGF3 HARD TO GET – Sharon & Phil Fullerton
KSK RANCH THE ONLY SERTOLI – Dana Childers
COOL BREEZE RIFLEMAN’S MISS FIRE – Matt Frisk
BLAC SWEET PEACH – Sydney Black
LHF5 LOCUST HAVEN RAISING CAIN – Locust Haven Farm
KDCL MAN FROM SNOWY RIVER – Kim & Paul Morgan
KHBG1 TANTALIZINGLY TOXIC – Cabell Knotts
ROR1 MAGNOLIA – Melissa & Randall White
AABG NBD FEAR THIS – Nathan Duncan / Able Acres
REDWOOD BOERS MACK STOUT – Kaden Helgeson
LK7 BLACK LABEL – Cassidy & Joshua Ganoe
Sire of Merit
BA CSF SMOKIN SOMETHING CRAZY – Judy Hoffman / Chesnut Springs West
2M BOER GOATS BARREL PROOF – Bill, Vanessa, Austin, Jacob Tipton
HMK1 ONE SQUARE DIMENSION – Dean Fisher
LHF5 BAD TO THE BONES – Locust Haven Farm
Doe of Excellence
DASHA DASH ACRES WHOLE LOTTA CARLOTTA – Rachel Burke
CULVER FAMILY FARM M’S LOTTIE DA – Ashley Roles
JBH4 RANCHO-SNOWFALL DIRTY LITTLE SECRET – Blakely Clements
LCR4 IF I WERE FROM PARIS – Samantha Ager
DNA Processing: UC Davis’s average processing time is 23 business days.
We have received most DNA results up to September 13, 2022.
Where will ABGA be next? Click below to see our full calendar of events!