3/10/10 Goat Gossip 87 A good time was had by all… Our FCGBA sale went well for some, not so good for others. Many folks showed up and there was a lot of good, old fashioned goat trading going on! Terry Rife of Murvaul Creek Boers brought 4, 3 bucks and a doe and took one buck home. Sue Fuller of Carleton Ranch brought 5, CONI Doc and 2 does and 2 doelings. Our Prez, Gary Tugwell bought Doc and Sue sold one of the percent does. The Blumich's from Happy Creek Boers did some trading, sold a buck; it's hard to keep up with what Darrell does! He went home with 4 nanny goats. Larry Cobb came with the Blumichs' and brought a nice big handsome red buck and unfortunately took him home. You can e-mail him at brushcountryboergoa [email protected] com if anyone is interested. Kyle Lamb of Lone Wolf Gate Co. brought a big traditional buck he sadly took home. E-mail him at [email protected] gmail.com if anyone is interested. Bill Rascher of Watership Farm brought a big bunch of meat goats and wethers. He sold the wethers and two of the meat goats. The meat goats didn't do as well this sale, which was a disappointment. Jennifer Newton Brought a bunch sold two very nice, potential GC wethers to the Blackwell Boys and sold a Doe. She also did some trading. Bill DeVaul brought two bucks, a nice big mature one and a young red buck which he took home. Contact Bill at [email protected] net if you have an interest in his bucks. Omega Boers did well with the goats they brought. Thank you to Walker and Karla Kyle for their generous donation of two bucklings to the Dew 4-H for their projects. I'm sure that Ginny will find some hard-working youngsters to show them goats. Contact the Kyle’s at [email protected] yahoo.com . We took 15 and brought 14 home. Ya’ll know how to contact me! We still have some wethers and bucklings and doelings. Mr. Don Hall of Fairfield won the Raffle doe, congratulations Don! (I'm extremely jealous! Lord help me!) Thank you all for your support. We managed to raise a little over $500 with the raffle, which was split by our fund and the Dew 4-H. This allows us to be generous with our scholarships and allows the Dew 4-H club to enjoy events with no pressure on the parents to provide funds and allow every youngster to participate, no matter their family's financial situation. Thanks to all of the media outlets that ran our ads and announcements. Thanks to Ms. Mary McDonald at the Goat Rancher for putting together our ad layout. We had an enjoyable day with sunshine and good company! Thanks to all who came to sell and to buy and we hope ya'll come to our next sale. 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. The next announced East Texas Goat Raisers Assn. event is the Goat Clip and Show- March 20th, preparation for the Cherokee Co. fair - begins at 10 am, at ETGRA property, located south of Jacksonville on the east side of highway 69. Goats must be washed before clipping. Fee is $10 per goat, this includes lunch. There will be a practice show after all goats are clipped and groomed. Contact Rene McCracken at 903-854-3508 for more information. General Membership Meeting - April 24, at 10 am at ETGRA property on highway 69 south of Jacksonville. The property is on the east side of the highway two driveways north of the Dialville exit. Signs will be posted at the property. Please bring your own lunch. There will be an educational program prior to lunch and the meeting. The13th Annual Boer Goat Show will be on May 1st. Go to http://www.etgra.com/index.htm to get details on events. 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. Ms. Sheila Howell of Texas Tea Boers http://www.freewebs.com/texasteaboerranch/ would like to announce the Tall City Boer Goat Shows Saturday, March 20th and Sunday March 21st at the Livestock Barns, 300 North St. Theresa, Stanton, Texas. Arrival times are from 4 p.m. till 9 p.m. Friday night, March 19th and from 6-8 a.m. March 20th. Entry fees are $20 per head/per show, deadline March 12th. Late entry fees: $30 per head/per show, deadline 8 a.m. March 20th. There will be a JABGA Show at 10 a.m. Saturday judged by Joetta Boyd followed by an Open Show at 1 p.m. judged by Josh Lackey. Sunday’s show will be at 9 a.m. and will be judged by Reggie Phillips. There will be great door prizes and raffle items at the shows. For more information call Richie Withers at (432) - 853-8619 or go to http://www.freewebs.com/texasteaboerran ... icshow.htm Walker and Carla Kyle of Omega Boer Goats www.omegaboergoats.com/ would like to announce the summer fever Boer Goat Show: May 8th 2010 at the Tri-State Fairgrounds in Amarillo, Texas. Shows start at 8 a.m. sharp with a regional JABGA show with pay out and ribbons and overall belt buckles. Followed by Open Shows A and B. The mail entry deadline is 4/25/10. Email entries have until 5/5/2010, fees are $20.00. Late entries on the day of the show will be $25.00. Gates open May 8th 2010. The JABGA Judge is pending. Show A Judge will be Joe Teel. Show B Judge will be Jack Tally. All entries need to be in by 6:30 a.m. May 8th 2010. You can mail your entries to: Summer Fever Boer Goat Show C/O Walker and Carla Kyle, 2218 Williston, Pampa, Texas, 79065. Email your entries to: [email protected]. Phone 806-440-6981 for more information. 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. . Ms. Robin Walters of Bar None Meat Goats www.barnonemeatgoats.com asked me to post the following announcement about the 2010 Lone Star Belt Buckle Series: Our first set of shows in Cuero TX will be April 24-25. There will be 2 shows Saturday & one Sunday. Saturday we will have a youth showmanship between the two shows. Judges will be John Edwards, Bob Duke, and Eddie Holland (as you all know Eddie has been selected as one of the National show judges). We give prizes for class winners, overall grand & reserve for both shows Saturday. Sunday is a point show only. If the goat shows in both shows Saturday we only charge you $10 for Sundays show per head. At the end of the 3 sets of shows (April, August, & October) we will give away 9 belt buckles. For more information, location map, & rules go to http://www.barnonemeatgoats.com/2010. html We had a great turnout last year, and a very competitive show. Come join the fun. Future judges will be posted as they are contracted. Thank you all for reading the goat gossip and your support of the FCGBA. Call me at 903-388-8528 or e-mail [email protected] if you have any goat gossip. Bye, for now.