Goat Gossip 86

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  1. sealawyer

    sealawyer New Member

    May 31, 2009
    Dew, Texas

    Goat Gossip 86

    Catchin’ Up!

    As uncle Jed Clampett would say, “Wheeeeee Doggy!” Gwen and I have been busier than a troop of Guardian Angels at a Mardi Gras bacchanal in New Orleans! I have been saving so many e-mails about events, web pages, and stuff like that that it’s gonna take me several columns to catch up. I guess I’ll just jump off the porch and get to running with this stuff!
    Gilbreath Show Goats will be having a show wether and doeling sale on March 20th at 1 p.m. An informal farm tour will be held starting at 11:30 a.m. Viewing will begin at noon. Russell made mention of having some lunch type grub there so give him a call to find out what the fare is. He is planning to have 25 or so head there. Go by and take a look and buy your market wether or doeling from Russell. He has been raising Champions for years in Freestone County. Call Russell at 903-389-4893 or 903-388-4692 for details and directions to the farm.
    In the last goat gossip I had mentioned the cost of having an auction and generating a catalog for this kind of sale. Mr. Rex Dodd of E-3 Farms www.e3farms.com from out Midland, Texas way wrote to let me know about a web site he has developed. The Boer Goat Place http://theboergoatplace.com has info on Boer Breeders, links to boer breeders’ web sites, and much more info including a free catalog generator http://theboergoatplacesales.com/ . Rex is offering this free generator to anyone with an upcoming sale. It is simple and easy to use and can get you started on making a high class catalog for your upcoming sale. Just follow the easy instructions and you will be on your way to creating your catalog. Rex said the charges listed will be waived. Contact Rex by e-mail provided on the site or [email protected] for more info or for help with the site. Thank you Rex for providing this service to your fellow Boer and goat breeders.
    Ms. Jan Wesson of Dunroamin’ Boer Goats http://dunroaminboergoats.com/index.html would like me to pass on that the Southeast Arkansas Goat Producers Association will be having their Spring Fling Boer Goat Shows in Pine Bluff, Arkansas on Saturday, April 11th and Sunday April 12th. Saturday’s ABGA sanctioned shows kick off at 9 a.m. with Kip Brown of Mississippi judging. Show 2 starts after lunch with Phil Stacey of Oklahoma judging. Show 3 starts at 9 a.m. on Sunday with Ron Dilley of Oklahoma judging. Jan says the ultrasound machine will be available and lunch will be provided for a small donation on both days. Go to the Association’s web site at http://www.southeastarkansasgoatproduce ... shows.html for more info on the shows and entry information and forms. A lot of you folks in Freestone Co., Texas, and everywhere else on God’s Green Earth may be wondering why I’m making mention of the SAGPA’s show. Well, it’s like this. When I send a notice of an event for the Freestone Co. Goat Breeders Assn., ETGRA, or NETGRA to the folks on my e-mail list, nice Ladies like Janis and Kathy Carr of the Southern Goat Producers Assn. http://southerngoatproducers.org take the time to forward the notice of our event to all of their members. Folks, this cooperation among Associations is more valuable than all of the Ads in newspapers and other publications. When I first started crowing about our sale and sending notices out to my e-mail list I got calls from Texas, and even from folks in Arkansas about the sale and what we were expecting folks to bring. Networking works to get the word out about your world and the things going on around you. Get internet smart and learn how it can enhance your life and support your local and area goat breeders associations because we are all in this goat business together whether we realize it or not.
    Speaking of events, the NETGRA will be having a Field Day Saturday, April 17th. Saturday, May 8th they will have their General Meeting with a Round Table discussion and dinner. July 24th & 25th they will have the 6th Annual Sizzlin’ Summer Boer Goat shows. Go to http://netgra.com for details on these events.
    Gwen and I didn’t get to make the ETGRA Cream of the Crop shows but by accounts from folks that went they were a success in spite of all of the weather problems. There was a snow storm right before the show that knocked out power to the show arena. But the kept at it and had some good shows. Participants that were able to make it through the bad weather had a good time and the competition was good. Danette and Curtis Shoemaker did their best to make sure that the shows went on and succeeded. Great job! The next announced event is the 13th Annual Boer Goat Show on May 1st. Go to http://www.etgra.com/index.htm to get details on events.
    I got my Spring Season Family Almanac from the Freestone Co. Agrilife Extension Office this week. I really like the information in it on Home and Healthy Living, notices of conferences and events, recipes, and gardening tips and such. Two of my favorite 4-H clubs, Eagle Country and Dew 4-H are having their Pancake Supper March 25th at 6 p.m. at the Fairfield Civic Center. Our Freestone Family & Consumer Science Agent, Sara Mote, did a beautiful job on the newsletter. You can get a copy by calling Sara or superlative Administrative Assistant Jamie at 903-389-3436 or e-mail [email protected] .
    The next big event for the Freestone County Goat Breeders Association will be our membership meeting on Tuesday, April 13 at 7 p.m. at the Freestone County Courthouse in Fairfield, Texas. Our meetings are open to the general public and we invite the good citizens of Anderson, Freestone, Henderson, Leon, Limestone, and Navarro Counties to visit and join our organization if it fits you. To find out more about our Association go to
    www.freestonecountygoats.org and see what we are all about. I hope to have a report on how our sale went in the next goat gossip.
    Just one more thing…. There is a new web site that folks can market stuff for their 4-H club or to the youngsters and their families who are 4-H members. Go to http://www.4hanimalsandmore.com to see what it’s all about.
    Well, that’s all I’ve got for now. Pastures should start greening up and the scours should follow with it. Stock up on the Pepto and neomycin to treat the goats for the green scours. If it gets worse then contact your Veterinarian for a proper treatment. Especially watch the little kids; it doesn’t take much to make their small bodies go down with illness. Call me at 903-388-8528 or e-mail [email protected] if you have any questions or any juicy tidbits for the Goat Gossip. Bye, for now