Meeting called to order by President Ryan Kish, attendees introduced themselves. Minutes of last meeting and treasurer’s report read by Clare Askew. Motion to approve by Gary Custer. Approval was confirmed by voice vote.

Old Business:

Wayne Gifford reported on fairground options for the September 15, 2007 production sale. Malhuer County was $1500.00, Canyon County was $1150.00. Payette County and Gem County were approximately the same, but since there is better freeway access at Payette County it was decided to chose them. The cost for one day for the arena is $75 and 1 barn was $50 with $100 cleaning deposit which is refundable if we do our own cleanup. We would need to supply our own shavings. The Association could buy them from a local vendor and have them on hand for sellers to buy or possibly a vendor could sell them at the fairgrounds. This can be decided when we start contacting any vendors that might want to set up tables or booths at the sale. LuAnn Shively Brown, the Payette County Fair Board secretary advised there would be no problem if we needed another barn which would be an additional $50 or if we wanted to add another day which would just double the price. The contract has been signed and a $100 deposit has been made. The balance will need to be paid no later than 30 days before the sale. We also need $1 million dollar liability insurance which will cost approximately $250.00 and will also need to be purchased 30 days before the show.

Gary Custer reported tentative budget for 1 day sale

$270 for Payette County Fairgrounds

$250 for Liability Insurance

$1 a piece for catalogs (approximately)

$350 on line catalog with ABGA

$500 Auctioneer (Joe Bennett)

Advertising costs to be determined later, ad in ABGA magazine and local papers.

Commission would be the cost of the sale divided among consigners, probably between 8 and 12%.

Transfers to the new owners will be done by the sale secretary and the cost added to the buyers’ purchase price.

Entry fees would be added back before commission deducted from sale price. Entry fees will be $20 per head for individual stock and $30 per pen of commercial stock.

Settlement sheet and check would be sent out 3 to 4 weeks after sale.

Some of the rules for the show would be as follows:

To be included in the catalog, animals must be consigned by July 15th and for registered stock, copies of registration papers will needed when animals are consigned, with the original papers to be with the goats at the time of sale. Animals consigned after July 15th will not be included in the catalog. No animals can be consigned after September 1st. Substitutions will be allowed, but animal name and pedigree will not be printed in catalog. If substitution is known before September 1st, and registration papers are available, an addition sheet can possibly be printed.

The catalog will be printed by August 10th. Catalog ads will be $20 for business card size, $50 for half pages and $75 for full pages. A scanable ad and check made out to SRMGA will need to be submitted to Gary Custer, 438 Hiway 74, Twin Falls, ID 83301, Phone (208) 733-9235.

Health inspection will be done when animals are brought in for the sale. It was emphasized that good healthy stock be consigned as this is a reflection on the quality of our own herds as well as the association.

In addition to the auction of registered or unregistered individual animals, there will also be auction of pens of animals, up to 5 per pen (depending on the size of the pens) and this can also be of either registered or unregistered animals.

If an owner/seller places a reserve on his animals and they do not sell, the owner/seller will pay commission on the reserve price.

It was discussed to contact vendors for raffle items and also for commercial booths.

Having a show in conjunction with the sale was also discussed. There would be the cost of a judge, including his/her fee, travel and lodging expense. The motion was made by Lynn Fowler to table the discussion until the next meeting, seconded by JoAnn Stoneman. Voice vote approved.

A Board of Directors was approved. They are as follows: Gary Custer, Dennis Hooper, Lynn Fowler and Wayne Gifford. June Lee would be added if needed. (she was out of town and could not attend this meeting).

Next meeting will be on March 10 2007 at 12 o’clock noon in Nampa at Noodles which is just North of I-84, Exit 26 on the east side of Franklin. A reminder will be sent out prior to the meeting. Also, this will be the last newsletter sent out to non-association members. So if you want to remain on the mailing list, please send $20.00 for 2007 dues using the form below to:

Snake River Meat Goat Association
5180 SE 1st Avenue
New Plymouth, ID 83655

More volunteers were taken for committees.
Youth Committee, Don Sperry

Show Committee, Lynn Fowler, Janene Jones

Marketing Committee, Evelyn Simons, Noel & Drue Reynolds, Mikel Wallace

Don Sperry suggested we donate a quality young doe to a youth to show and then when it is bred the first doe kid would be returned to the club to donate to another youth. It was agreed that this was a good idea and would be discussed more in the future.

All breeders that do not have the Idaho or Oregon scrapies tags are encouraged to get them. The contact address for Idaho is USDA, APHIS Veterinary Services, 9158 W. Blackeagle Dr,

Boise, ID 83709. Anyone who knows the Oregon address please let me know.

New member Becky Gates, 24867 Conway Rd, Caldwell 83607, (208) 454-4140 designs websites and will submit a pricelist to set up an association website.

We are as of today officially a non-profit organization. I got the paper work back from the state today and got everyone’s checks deposited. We now have a checking account with Zions Bank.

Anyone who would like a business card type ad included with the newsletter, let me know at the next meeting.

Clare Askew