Goat Gossip 69

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  1. sealawyer

    sealawyer New Member

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    May 31, 2009
    Dew, Texas
    Well, I said I was gonna do it, so here it is. Attached is the latest goat gossip, enjoy! :type:

    Never mind, the computational machine says that the extension doc is not allowed.
    Curses, foiled again by technology! the electronic ingnoramus, Fred V. :cry:
     
  2. sealawyer

    sealawyer New Member

    366
    May 31, 2009
    Dew, Texas
    Let's try it this way!

    6/7/2009

    Goat Gossip 69

    So many events, too little time (& column space!)

    Its summer time and everyone is scheduling events like they are cheaper by the dozen! This week the ABGA National Shows and Meetings are in the spotlight for the caprine industry. Next week is the Freestone County Fair and Youth Livestock Shows. This is a big event for the Freestone Co, Goat Breeders Assn. what with all of the goats that were bred by members being shown and ooohed and aahed over. It is with great interest that we are waiting to find out who bred the best in-county market wether. We are going to have a pretty nice jackpot to award to the winner of that fancy buckle!
    The smaller fairs are more fun to attend because the youngsters work so hard to be there and they seem to put just a little more effort into their projects. It seems that the bigger shows have a lot more experienced participants that have the show thing down and are a lot smoother and sure of the preparations that they make. It’s kind of enjoyable to see a young boy or girl making their goat look the best they can while Mom and Dad are frettin’ and fussin’ and Grandma and Grandpa are giving their best advice! And they are all so full of pride with their participation that they all are about fit to burst!
    All of the members of the FCGBA hope to see you all at the Fair! I’m going to get into the events that are going to happen in the next couple of months because there is a whole passel and a half going on!
    The Agrilife Extension Services of Nacogdoches & Angelina Co. is having a Field Day at Great Entertainment Farms in Douglass on July 18th (Saturday). The agenda is “Making Small Acreage Profitable in East Texas”. Topics will include Livestock Species for Small Acreage, Fencing and Facilities for Small Acreage, Marketing Livestock on Small Acreage, and Forages for Small Acreage. To register or for more information contact the Angelina County Extension Office at (936) 632-8239, or Fax: (936) 634-6472, e-mail http://angelina-tx.tamu.edu or the Nacogdoches County Extension Office at (936) 560-7711, or Fax: (936) 560-7894. E-mail http://nacogdoches-tx.tamu.edu . Jerry and Diana Payne are hosting this event at their farm in Douglass on July 18th (Saturday) from 9am until noon or so. They have a large shady carport for the group discussion/lecture so attendees can bring a lawn chair. The farm is located 3
    miles south of highway 21 just off FM 225 on CR 785. Highway 21 goes between Nacogdoches and Crockett. Call Ms. Diana at 936-715-9811 for directions or if you get lost so that she can put out a trail of goat pellets out for you. Gwen and I plan on attending and along with the Payne’s hope to see you there!
    Cherokee County CEA-Agriculture & Natural Resources Rene McCracken would like to welcome Goat Enthusiasts to the Multi-County educational program “Managing the Production Goat Herd” on Saturday, July 11, 2009, beginning at 10 am at the Tommy McDaniel Ag-Expo Center in Henderson, TX . Guest speakers include meat and dairy goat specialists Scott Horner and Dr. Lou Nuti from Prairie View A&M's Goat Research Center. Several local producers will have hands on demonstrations with hoof trimming, facilities and equipment, parasite control, and Texas A&M Forage Research Specialist Vanessa Corriher will discuss implementing rotational grazing and improved forages for production goat herds. This event is brought to you by Texas Agrilife and Cooperative Extension Program as well at the East Texas Goat Raisers Association. This year's theme "Managing the Commercial Goat Herd" should provide timely and relevant management techniques to assist goat producers in East Texas. There are no registration fees but a BBQ plate lunch will be provided for purchase at the door. There will be a silent auction benefiting the ETGRA general fund. Numerous goatish items, including 2 fancy schmancy laboratory microscopes that can be used for fecal tests are being donated by Gwen and me. The East Texas Goat Raiser's Association will hold a general membership meeting after the event and all are welcome to attend. Contact the Cherokee Co. Agrilife office at 903-683-5416 for more information, to RSVP, or to attain a vendor booth at this event. The ETGRA ABGA & IBGA Shows scheduled for July 25th & 26th have been cancelled due to scheduling conflicts with other programs.
    . The North East Texas Goat Raisers Association’s next scheduled event will be the General Membership meeting and ice cream social on June 20th beginning at 10 a.m. at the North East Texas Farmers Co-op. The program topic will be pasture management and is presented by the North East Texas Farmers Co-op. The 5th Annual Sizzlin’ Summer Boer Goat Show is on July 25th and 26th at the Hunt Co. Fairgrounds in Greenville, Texas. The Judges will be Randy Harp on Saturday and Cheryl Wright on Sunday. Prizes will include fancy buckles and show leads and there will be several raffles for various goatish goodies. Go to www.netgra.com or e-mail netgra@netgra.com or phone Lyndie Mansfield at 903-945-3644 or Brandy Jordan at 509-760-9750 for more information about the show, meeting, or the association.
    Well, that’s enough of the area events; let’s move on to bigger stuff! The International Boer Goat Association will be holding their national shows, meetings, and grand festivities at the Stephens County Fair & Expo Center in beautiful Duncan, Oklahoma from July 7th to 11th. It all begins on the 7th with the start of check-in for the National and Junior National Shows and continues till the 11th with many exciting shows and events, culminating with the Full Blood Buck Show and the presentation of Platinum & Ennobled Animal Awards, Dam Cup, Sire Cup, Premium Breeder Award, and Showmanship Award. There are sponsorship opportunities available for Breeders, Organizations, and Businesses and you can get the word out to attendees by advertising in the National Show Program. Vendor spaces are also available for very reasonable rates. For more info go to www.intlboergoat.org and click on the national show packet icon, or call Ken Carey at 931-277-5227 or e-mail kcarey@volfirst.net . You can also contact the main office at 877-402-4242 and ask them how to be a sponsor, run an ad in the program, or rent vendor space.
    Gwen and I are gonna be there to visit and enjoy the fellowship of our fellow IBGA breeders. Maybe Ms. Cathie will be there, I sure like visiting with her! I have been saving my goat buying money for a sale in October, so I ain’t gonna take the goat box. I need to get a couple of them nice Sydell mineral feeders so I need to get on the phone and call them nice South Dakotans and have them fetch me some down to Duncan. I don’t know though….the last time we ended up buying a complete chute system so maybe I should steer clear of their booth!
    I hope we get to see Ms. Betty and Mr. Gerald Peterson there also because I need to personally thank Gerald for giving Gwen a hand with our goats at the Goldthwaite show. It’s a comfort to know that our fellow goat breeders are willing to lend a hand when you need them. Come on out to the programs being offered, I hope to meet you there. Call 903-388-8528 or e-mail clwyer@gmail.com if you have any gossip. Bye, for now.
     

  3. grandmajo

    grandmajo New Member

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    Oct 14, 2008
    Pioneer, Ohio
    Wow, Fred, you are a fabulous writer! You should be doing a newspaper column or something like that!
     
  4. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    Wow .......I totally agree with .........Jonell.......... :wink:
    that was alot of work and put together really well...great job..... :thumbup:
     
  5. sealawyer

    sealawyer New Member

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    May 31, 2009
    Dew, Texas
    Thank you for the compliments! I started writing the gossip for the East Texas Farm & Ranch News out of Palestine, TX about 69 issues ago (how many years? 2-3? I guess!). It is now being carried in the Goat Rancher, the Meat Goat Monthly, the Buffalo (TX) Press, Freestone Co. Times, Teague Chronicle, and Navarro Co. Times. I write it to get word out about the Freestone Co. Goat Breeders Assn., and the other east Texas goat associations and any other association that asks me to include their news or events. The main reason I do it is to promote the GOAT!
     
  6. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    Your welcome.... :wink: :greengrin:

    ....great job Fred......... :thumbup: :greengrin:
     
  7. grandmajo

    grandmajo New Member

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    Oct 14, 2008
    Pioneer, Ohio
    I second what Pam said....great job, Fred.

    By the way, I love your avatar....it is so nice to see a guy and his goat, it lets other men know that goats aren't just for sissy girls!
     
  8. sealawyer

    sealawyer New Member

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    May 31, 2009
    Dew, Texas
    Yeah, Tootsie Roll went and told on me! But my wife know I have been a big softy for 26 years! Compassion and caring is easy in business as long as folks remember to apply it liberally! Money matters, but the goats and the people matter more!
     
  9. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    Awww....Fred that is so sweet........... :hug: