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October 2003
The Ohio Meat Goat Associationís Monthly Newsletter
Amy Davidson / News Editor


OMGA website -

President: Kent
Vice President: Kenny
Secretary: Mary
Treasurer: Karen
Newsletter: Amy

Presidentís Perspective
Kent Davidson
OMGA President

Another month has past and fall is here. We went from a strange spring and summer to a colder than normal start of fall.

We had a very long, but good September meeting at the Bob Evans Tech Center. The 2004 schedule of shows and events were locked in and committees were formed. Itís great to get some new people involved in bringing new ideas and enthusiasm to the meetings. The calendar of events for 2004 will be in next monthís newsletter. For now you can check them out on the OMGAís website.

The Fall Classic show is behind us now with the effort of a great crew, it was a success. I canít give enough praise to everyone who worked so hard on the show and the sale.

First I would like to thank Karen Beamer and Gary Bibler, two of our committee members, both putting in many, many hours doing countless jobs before and after the show and sale. Rodney and Lorinda Reeves, two more of our committee members who worked in the planning stages, in the wether show and in the staging area for the sanctioned show. Thank you to Mike Borsch who worked the wether scales and to John Morrow who again did a wonderful job as ringman for the show, and for the Bred Doe sale. Pam Borsch as always did a very professional job on the microphone as our show announcer. My daughter Sam, father Walter and Karenís dad Don, all put time in on set up and clean up. My mother Von for making the trophies and all the great sponsorís that help fund and make the shows possible. My daughter, Amanda for all her work on the computer and at check-in. A big heartfelt thank you to all of you.

We also had OMGAís first Bred Doe Sale. The sale was also a big success in no small part on the efforts of these people. Our auctioneer; Steve George, who worked hard to get the best price for the consignors, but also make it fun to keep people coming back. Thanks to our friend; ringman, Ron Young (a sheep producer) who after the sale seemed very interested in learning more about Boers. Thank you Julie Logan and her sister Amy for keeping things straight at the buyers table. A very special thank-you to our friends, Dan & Chris Erwin and daughter Jacci, for volunteering their time to ring the sale and run the sale table, we value their friendship. Of course we would not have had a sale without the consignors that brought a great set of animals ant the wonderful buyers that took them home. Finally, I want to thank Amy who put in an extraordinary about of time, enthusiasm, and sweat to make everything come together and run smoothly. Thatís one of the reasonís I love her.

Thanks again to everyone.

PS - If I forgot anyone that helped, itís not because your help wasnít appreciated, itís because Iím an insensitive get.

OMGA News and Reminders

October Meeting - The monthly meeting is October 19, at the Bob Evans Tech Center. This is located off I-270 at SR 23/High Street Exit in Columbus (this is the SR 23 on the South side of Columbus). Go North on High Street past the Bob Evan's Restaurant, make a right at Skyline Chili and go down to the Bob Evan's Tech Center to the main doors. The meeting will be at our usual time 12:30 p.m.

Seminar/Symposium - The OMGA is planning a seminar/symposium for December 13. The details are still being worked out and speakers are being confirmed. Keep an eye on the newsletter for upcoming details.


OMGA Bred Boer Sale
The first Bred Boer Doe Sale was held October 4, 2003 and went over extremely well. The sale was held after the OMGAís Fall Classic Boer Goat Show. A July 25 entry deadline was set to give enough time to design and distribute sale catalogs.

Fifty-six head of Percentage and Fullblood/Purebred does and Fullblood bucks were entered. Steve George of Deshler, Ohio was the auctioneer, selling goats from Ohio, Indiana, Pennsylvania and Texas.

Twenty Percentage does went through the salering. Raining Acorn Ranch of Indiana had the high selling Percentage doe going to Richard Wilson of Ohio for $475. The percentage does averaged $278 a head.

Two bucks sold for an average of $612. The high selling buck was consigned by Davidson Livestock of Ohio and went to Pine Bank Farm of Ohio for $825.

The Fullblood does brought the most attention. High selling honors went to Schafer Farms, Texas on a Fullblood doe going to Able Acres, Indiana for $2200. The 25 Fullblood does averaged a very nice $797. Making a $568 average on the whole sale.


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