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iCompete issues have been resolved, and accounts are now  accessible. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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 mail@abga.org.


Old and outdated ABGA forms should be destroyed: correct forms are available on our website at: https://www.abga.org/forms/.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 shows@abga.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


REGISTRATIONS:

  • 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.

BOOKKEEPING:

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.


Payments made through Online Live instantly apply to your account. Payments made through the Payment Center add credit to your account and can take up to three business days to process.






SEPTEMBER 2022 AWARDS: ENNOBLEMENTS, SIRES OF MERIT, AND DOES of EXCELLENCE:

Ennoblements

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:

  • DNA Processing: UC Davis’s average processing time is 23 business days.

  • We have received most DNA results up to September 13, 2022.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Where will ABGA be next? Click below to see our full calendar of events!


THE BOER GOAT - October 2022 Newsletter

The latest news and updates on all things ABGA for October 2022.