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2013 SRMGA Production Sale

Click here for the Production Catalog

Click here for the Sale Flyer

Snake River Meat Goat Association

7th Annual Production Sale 

21 Sept  2013

Payette County Fairgrounds 

New Plymouth, Idaho

Preview at 8:00 am  Sale starts at 11:00 a.m.

Come join us or call and make arrangements for phone bids.

We are accepting Visa, MasterCard, American Express & Discover Card

3% fee charged for credit card purchases

There will be Full blood, pureblood, percentage and commercial Boer Goats

The consigners have the best genetics in the West.

If you want to improve your herd or start with the best, plan to attend the sale.

For more information contact:

Wayne Gifford (208) 871-0468 wayne_gifford1@msn.com

Clare Askew (208) 278-3859 foxtailfarms@hotmial.com

Janene Jones (208) 871-6462 doulbeheartgoats@bigskytel.com

2013 SRMGA Production Sale 2017-12-01T20:04:03+00:00

Meeting Minutes for 17 Aug 2013

Meeting called to order by Wayne Gifford (President Janene Jones had to go back to work for a few minutes). Present were Dale and Angie Ogden, Karen and son Dillon Kellar (and grandkids), Kahla Shigeta, Wayne Gifford, Marilyn and Matt O’Leary, Will, Heather, Hannah, Logan , Morgan Field, Janene Jones, and Ben & Marilyn Snider. It was good to see so many Junior members.

Minutes of last meeting and Treasurer’s report were given and approved. We have $6712.28 in the bank, which includes the entry fees for the Production Sale. The Boers de Mayo show and the Jackpot in May lost $136.80. The Boers of Summer in Jerome made $9.38. The Treasure Valley Classic lost $672.00, most of which was the judge’s fee and expenses. The Production Sale’s entry fees are $2310.00.

Old Business:
Youth Committee: No new applicants for the Doeling Program. Katie Drake will donate a doeling back to the program next year as she was unable to get this year’s doeling registered ABGA, due to the sire being USBGA.

Show Committee: May show was a success with more exhibitors. The Jackpot was very popular and will be held again next year. Janene Jones is resigning as the show clerk. We want to thank her for her many years of hard work and for doing such an excellent job. Marilyn O’Leary is going to take it over and has started to get judges lined up for next year. She will need help with the Jackpot as she has not done one before. Clara Askew said she would help with that. Boers de Mayo show dates for next year will be May 3rd and 4th.

Judy Novak was not at meeting, so no report on June Show.

Treasure Valley Classic Junior Jackpot was great fun for the kids who attended and showed their goats. We hope to get more exhibitors next year. It was discussed about who should be contacted to get the word about the show out. The county extension offices were notified, but it seems they didn’t pass on the information. Individual 4H leaders need to be contacted apparently to get better participation.

The exhibitor numbers and the quality of the goats at the county fairs were really up this year. Hopefully we can get a list of exhibitors from the fair superintendents and mail out flyers for the show to let the 4H & FFA kids know about the jackpots.

Sale Committee: We have approximately 130 lots in the sale this year. The partial catalog is on our website and www.boergoats.com. It is noted in the catalogs whether the goat is ABGA, IBGA or USBGA registered and this will also be announced before each lot is sold. Since we have so many goats this year it was decided to not have a raffle. Wayne Gifford has been working very hard getting everything ready. Dr. Jack Walker from Weiser will be our vet. His fee will be $40 for the visit plus $20 for the first health certificate for an out of state buyer and $5 for each additional goat for that buyer. This will be announced at the beginning of the sale so there will be no surprises when the buyers come to pay. Out of state consignors are reminded to get health certificates on their animals to bring them into Idaho.

Set up for the sale will be at 10 am Friday the 20th. We will need at least 4 people to set up the staging chute. We are buying the straw left over from the Payette Fair. There are 65 bales, but it is all in the beef barn, so if you have a straw cart or wagon, please bring it to help move the straw to the goat and sheep barns. We will have crockpot dinners for consignors and workers Friday night. Association will provide water, pop, bowls, plates and utensils. We need someone to check in the goats and check that tattoos are legible and match the papers. Steve Myers, the fairgrounds maintenance person, will help us move the bleachers and the auctioneers stand.

One of the local 4-H clubs is going to provide concessions for Saturday, breakfast burritos and lunch items. They will also have a variety of beverages.

Matt O’Leary will keep the goats in order of their lot numbers, so that transition from the barns to the sale ring moves along well. He has done this in the past and is very good at keeping everything going smoothly. Wayne is going to set up a table dedicated to phone and proxy bids. Phone numbers to be used will be published in the catalog and on the websites. Sold goats cannot be loaded until after the sale is over. As we will be using all three barns this year, goats will be loaded out of the east end of the center barn. Marilyn O’Leary will be the check-out person stationed there to collect the buyer’s slips and release the goats. A buyer check –out protocol will be given out with the buyer numbers.

New Business: The following is an article from the Capital Press; Idaho producers will find it interesting. I have been trying to get a hold of the Idaho Wool Growers both by email and by phone to no avail. Going to try individual members this week. Any feedback would be appreciated from our membership.

http://www.capitalpress.com/content/SE-goats-080213

Idaho goat producers could be assessed fee for first time
SEAN ELLIS ~ Capital Press

 

BOISE — Idaho goat producers could be required to pay a state assessment fee for the first time ever.

The Idaho Sheep and Goat Health Board has recommended assessing goats 80 cents per head at the point of sale. Fifty cents from every assessment would go to help fund predator control efforts and 30 cents would go toward helping fund the ISGHB.

The board has always been charged with regulating goat health in Idaho and ensures goats entering the state are free from scrapie, scabies or symptoms of other communicable diseases.

But until last year, the board never had the authority to assess goats, which means sheep producers financed all of the board’s efforts.

Boise area sheep producer Frank Shirts thinks it’s fair that goat producers chip in.

“I think they should,” said Shirts, a member of the Idaho Wool Growers Association’s board of directors. “The sheep man, he’s been packing the load.”

The 2012 Idaho Legislature gave the board authority to assess goats at a rate comparable to the sheep assessment (6 cents per pound of wool), and a 2013 bill allows the governor to appoint a goat producer to serve on the ISGHB’s five-member board.

The board is currently made up of all sheep producers.

Goat producers aren’t organized in Idaho.

For the goat assessment to go into effect, IWGA members must pass a resolution approving the ISGHB’s recommendation during their annual November convention.

There are about 25,000 goats in Idaho and about 10,000 are sold annually in Idaho at various livestock sales, according to ISGHB officials.

Sheep producers have recommended assessing themselves an additional 2 cents per pound of wool to help fund predator control efforts in Idaho, which have been hampered by a significant loss of federal funding since 2010.

Predators and animal health are issues for goats as well and it’s reasonable that the industry be asked to help out, said ISGHB Executive Director Stan Boyd.
“Wolves like goats, too, and so do coyotes and mountain lions,” he said. “The (board) regulates goat health also (but) has never collected anything from that industry.”

IWGA President Harry Soulen said he has not heard any opposition to the goat assessment recommendation and said that’s either because people are OK with it or they’re unaware it’s been proposed.

“I think it’s a reasonable program … and for the most part, it should be well-accepted,” said Soulen, who raises sheep near Weiser.

Tim Linquist, one of the largest sheep producers in southwest Idaho, said he wants to know more about the proposal and he doubts most goat producers are even aware of it.

“I don’t think I’m going to have a huge problem with it but I just don’t know anything about it,” said Linquist, who has about 300 goats near Wilder.
Clara Askew
Secretary/Treasurer

Meeting Minutes for 17 Aug 2013 2017-12-01T20:04:03+00:00

Meeting Minutes for 9 March 2013

Meeting called to order by President Janene Jones. Attending were Marilyn O’Leary, Kim Holt, Kahla Shigeta, Denise and Katie Drake and new members, George and Jean MacDonald, Emmett, ID, Ben and Marilyn Snider, Sweet, ID and John, Karen and Dillon Kellar, Nampa, ID.

Minutes of last meeting read and approved. Treasurer’s report given, we have $5061.95 in the bank. We were able to collect the $910.00 from the insuficient funds check from the Production Sale.

Old Business:
Youth Committee: Lindy Gifford submitted a letter of resignation. Now that they are in town and no longer have goats, she doesn’t have the equipment and other things needed to assist the applicants with their projects. We still have Judy Novak and NancyJoy Craig for the Magic Valley area and Marilyn O’Leary and Angie Ogden for the Treasure Valley Area, so don’t need to ask for volunteers at this time. Marilyn will meet with Lindy and get what paperwork she has relating to the program. Dallon Johnson’s donated doe had a doeling with disqualifying teat structure, so it was sold for $200 and that money will go into the program to purchase another doeling when needed. We have no applicants at the present time.

We discussed the qualifications for a doeling to be donated to the program. It has to be registered, be at least 50% percentage Boer, have good pigment and teat structure and be disbudded. Karen Kellar asked why it needed to be disbudded. All goats have to be disbudded to be shown for 4-H & FFA at all the local fairs except Malheur County. As horn set is important in judging Boer Goats and part of their cooling system, Kim Holt asked if a letter could be written to the various Fair Boards by the Association requesting that for Boer goats that rule be addressed, and eliminated especially for the breeding classes. If a 4-H or FFA member has a Grand Champion goat that has been disbudded, that animal would not be allowed to show at Nationals. Jack Walker, a veterinarian out of Weiser, would also be contacted to write a letter regarding the harmful effects of disbudding. Karen Kellar said she would talk to her vet about writing a letter also. It’s probably too late to get anything done this year, but if we can get all the documentation together, we can work on getting the rules changed.

Denise Drake said the ABGA registered doeling that was donated to Katie was bred to a USBGA buck and she was unsure how that would affect the baby’s registration. The baby could only be registered as 50% with ABGA and could only be donated back to the program if the registration was equal to the original donated doe. So Denise is going to check with the breeders of the buck to see what his parentage was and if he could possibly be registered 100% with ABGA.

Other members are having the same situation registering with ABGA when one parent has USBGA registration. The babies have to start with a 50% registration as ABGA doesn’t recognize USBGA registrations.

IBGA is dissolving and its registrations can be transferred to either ABGA or USBGA with no change in status. From what I understand from the ABGA website, owners need to send their original IBGA registration papers and a completed ABGA registration form for each animal. The fees would be the same as any other initial registration. For USBGA, they will transfer IBGA registered goats to their registry for $3.00 until the end of March. Not sure if this is for non members of the USBGA. If you have any questions, check their websites or better yet, give either organization a call to make sure everything gets done right. As ABGA doesn’t recognize USBGA registrations, it’s best to check so there’s no confusion or at least less.

Show Committees:

Janene reported on the May 4th & 5th Show. This is an ABGA sanctioned show. Both days shows will start at 9 am this year. Deadline for entries is 4/25/13. Even though there are no late entry fees, everyone is urged to get their entries in so she can get her paperwork completed. The Jackpot for the Juniors that will be held after the open show on Saturday was explained. 80% of the entry fees plus any donations go back to the exhibitors for prizes. Kahla will take care of getting straw. For the pot luck Friday night, Marilyn O’Leary will bring chili, Kim Holt will bring taco soup, Denise Drake will bring a crockpot dish, not sure what yet. Karen Kellar will bring breakfast burritos for Saturday morning. The Association will supply pop, water, coffee, hot chocolate, tea, donuts for Saturday and Sunday morning. Any other food donations will be welcomed. If you haven’t got the entry forms for the show yet, please contact Janene or Clara. Contact information is on the SRMGA website. The entry forms should be on the website shortly.

Judy Novak was unable to attend today’s meeting, so we have no report on the June show.

There will be another Jr Jackpot, The Treasure Valley Classic, on July 13, 2013 at the Owyhee County fairgrounds. It will have showmanship, market wether and breeder classes for Jr and possibly Sr does. Don’t’ have a deadline for entries yet.

Please contact Clara Askew if you are interested in getting entry forms. Contact information is on the SRMGA website www.srmga.com

Production Sale:

Date of the sale this year is September 21st. Deadline for registration papers and entry fees is July 15, 2013, so be thinking of what you want to consign. Notify Clara Askew the number of animals you wish to consign as quickly as you know. We want only about 100 animals in the sale and we already have 15 spots spoken for. Sales this year will be limited to registered animals. To keep the interest and prices up, consignors are urged to bring their best animals. Top selling goat last year was $1750.00 and we want to do better this year.

There was no new business, so meeting was adjourned.

Clara Askew
Secretary/Treasurer

Meeting Minutes for 9 March 2013 2015-03-14T13:42:42+00:00

Meeting Minutes for 10 Nov 2012

Meeting called to order by President Janene Jones. Attending were Katie and Denise Drake, Wayne Gifford, Judy Novak and NancyJoy Craig, Terry Watt, and Kahla Shigeta. Also we welcomed new members Laurie & Megan Smith, Melba, ID and Trevor & Kimberly Thomas, Vale, OR.

Minutes of last meeting were read and approved. Treasurer’s report given, we have $3653.90 in the bank.

Old Business:

Report on Production Sale

Total Sales: $44,173.95

Total Cost of Sales: 43,100.25

Income from Sale 1,073.70 (This includes $345 from Raffle and $16.45 from donations)

Anyone wanting a breakdown of the income and expenses, let me know and I’ll get it to them.

One of our buyers vehicle was broken into on his way home and his checking account information was stolen, so his bank froze his account. His check to us for $910.00 was returned for Insufficient funds. I have been trying to collect this from him since the end of September. He keeps coming up with excuses why he can’t seem to get a new check to us. It was decided that we would give him a deadline to get the check replaced and if he doesn’t meet that deadline, we would turn the check over to the Sheriff’s office for prosecution.

Next year’s sale will be on September 21, 2013.

Marketing Report: Reference the buyer from Logan Utah that contacted Evelyn Simon, we can’t supply enough wethers to meet his demands and he doesn’t pay as much as we can get at the Treasure Valley Livestock sale in Caldwell. We just don’t have any big producers to supply a buyer like this. Most of our breeders have small herds and due to the different kidding times, it doesn’t work to try to pool for a large order. Also it was decided to do away with the marketing committee since after 6 years that the Association has been in existence, we have been unable to create any kind of viable marketing strategy.

Youth Committee: We have a new applicant for the doeling program, Rebekah Thompson, Jerome, ID. We will have a doeling available when Katie Drake’s doe kids. Katie had a question about giving back a doeling from another doe she owns rather than from the doe she was donated. As long as the doeling given back to the program is equal in registration, pigment, bite, teats and is disbudded, this will be acceptable.

Show Committee: Boers De Mayo show will by May 4 & 5. No judges yet. Janene will contact Marilyn O’Leary who was working on this to find out where we stand. We will have a Jr Jackpot show on Saturday May 4 after the regular show. It will be affiliated with the Rocky Mountain Jackpot Series. There will be a showmanship class and Market Wethers and Breeding classes. They list just Jr does on their literature, but Janene will check to see if Sr does are included.

Kim Holt and Kellly Haun put on a Jackpot show in May of last year at the Owyhee County Fairgrounds. We will check with them to see if they want to do it again. We’ll do what we can to help and it was decided that the association would arrange and pay for either a USBGA or IBGA certified judge for them.

New Business:

We discussed and then decided as it would be a benefit to all our members, we will ask the Washington members who put on the Ridgefield sale and the Oct O Boer show if they would like their upcoming events put on the SRMGA website. Probably should have done it before now.

It was decided to skip elections this year as everyone attending seems satisfied with the officers we have now. The Board of Directors list is also okay at this time. If any members who did not attend the meeting have any ideas about officer changes, please contact me or Janene and we’ll take it up at the next meeting. The officers and board members are as follows:

Janene Jones, President

Judy Novak, Vice President

Clara Askew, Secretary/Treasurer

Angie Ogden, Director

Wayne Gifford, Director

Evelyn Simon, Director

Dave Poe, Director

Next meeting will be in February 2013. Date to be determined.

Meeting adjourned.

Clara Askew

Secretary/Treasurer

Meeting Minutes for 10 Nov 2012 2017-12-01T20:04:03+00:00

2011 SRMGA Production Sale

 Click here for the Production Catalog

Snake River Meat Goat Association

6th Annual Production Sale 

22 Sept  2012

Payette County Fairgrounds 

New Plymouth, Idaho

Preview at 8:00 am  Sale starts at 12:00 noon.

Come join us or call and make arrangements for phone bids.

We are accepting Visa, MasterCard, American Express & Discover Card

3% fee charged for credit card purchases

There will be Full blood, pureblood, percentage and commercial Boer Goats

The consigners have the best genetics in the West.

If you want to improve your herd or start with the best, plan to attend the sale.

For more information contact:

Wayne Gifford (208) 871-0468 wayne_gifford1@msn.com

Clare Askew (208) 278-3859 foxtailfarms@hotmial.com

Janene Jones (208) 871-6462 doulbeheartgoats@bigskytel.com

2011 SRMGA Production Sale 2017-12-01T20:04:03+00:00

Meeting Minutes for 18 Aug 2012

Meeting called to order by President Janene Jones. Attending were Wayne & Lindy Gifford, Dennis & Carol Hooper, Bob & June Lee, Kahla Shigeta, Brenda Scarborough, Marillyn & Matt O’Leary, Janene & I.

Minutes of last meeting read and approved. Treasurer’s report given. We have $3996.17 in the bank after depositing the sale entry fees.

Old Business:

May Show Committee: May 2012’s show lost $950.38. Hopefully we’ll do better next year.

Janene has decided she can continue to be our Show Clerk if she can get some help arranging for judges. Marilyn volunteered to help her with this task. They will start right away to get them lined up for next year. Also to save work, it was decided to go with cash prizes for all the awards except for the Jr showmanship.

We discussed having a Jr Jackpot show for 4-H & FFA members. This would be in addition to the two open shows we have now. Janene will contact the Rocky Mountain Jackpot organization and see if we can arrange an affiliation with them for a show for the local youths.

Brenda Scarborough will get raffle items for the show. She said it’s important for the winners to send thank you notes to the donors so they know their gifts are appreciated. We could give thank you notes with stamped addressed envelopes out with the prizes so all the winner has to do is sign it and mail it.

June Show: June 2012’s show made $21.92. Good Job. Judy Novak was unable to attend this meeting due to illness in her family. Our best wishes go out to her. Those who went to the show said it was terrific as usual. The Filer Fairgrounds is a great facility and worked very well. They had lots of good volunteers to help with food and raffle.

Marketing Committee: Evelyn was unable to attend meeting, but Wayne reported that prices have dropped locally. Texas prices are holding steady, but that doesn’t seem to have much effect on the local market. The Market Wethers at the fairs didn’t do quite as well this year except for Owyhee County. Grand Champion there went for $900 and Reserve went for $1100. All we need is for the other fair buyers to take notice.

Brenda reported a slaughter house has opened up in the Seattle area that will take wether loads if we can pool enough together to make the trip worthwhile. We discussed the difficulty in this with the small local herds and the different kidding times. This might be something we could work on for the future.

Youth Committee: Dallan Johnson as applied for another doeling. Jessica Mobley’s doe is due in September and if she has a doeling, he would get that one. Katie’s doe is ready to breed and she has made her own arrangements for a buck.

Production Sale: Most of the entries are in and paid for. Partial catalog is on the website. It will be updated as more pedigrees and pictures are sent in.

Wayne reported the fairground has new lightweight panels to build the arena out of, so we should be able to get everything set up Friday (9/21) morning. The chute is stored at Ogden’s and he will need 4 people to go get it and set it up. Ogden’s have a trailer, also John Sargent has one so arrangements can be made on Friday to get it to the fairgrounds. Wayne will spray the pens with a bleach solution to sanitize them before the sale. Kahla will arrange for straw. Matt, Markus and Tristian will help in the barn and after the sale to get buyers loaded out. Marilyn will supervise the loading out again this year. Janene say it was difficult last year to take payments while the sale was going on, so this year, payments won’t be accepted until the sale is over unless we have someone designated just specifically to accept the payments. The buyers can’t get their goats until the sale is over anyway, so this should not cause a problem. We’ll figure out a way to split the buyers up by number so several can pay at once.

A vet will be at the sale for any required health certificates.

Wayne reported we have had good response from the flyers he’s sent out.

After discussion, motion was made and seconded to require that in order to participate in the sale in the future, consignors would need to be a dues paid member by January of the year of the sale.

Meeting was adjourned. Thanks to Wayne & Lindy for being such good hosts and especially to Lindy for all the goodies. They were delicious.

Clara Askew

Secretary/Treasurer

Meeting Minutes for 18 Aug 2012 2015-03-14T13:43:06+00:00