The Ohio Meat Goat Association’s Monthly Newsletter
Amy Davidson / News EditorNovember 2003 Issue
OMGA BOARD OF DIRECTORS
OMGA website -
President: Kent Davidson………. 419-833-6665 e-mail: email@example.com
Vice President: Kenny Adams…. 937-473-5109 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary: Mary Morrow………… 740-826-4333 e-mail: email@example.com
Treasurer: Karen Beamer………. 419-293-3672 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Newsletter: Amy Davidson………419-833-6665 e-mail: email@example.com
Another month has flown by and I am still behind. Cold and wet early in the month and warm and wet late makes it hard to get the fieldwork done and the manure hauled.
I’ve talked to several breeders that fall kid and it seems many does went open, but those that did kid had a very respectable number of kids. Of our own Fullbloods, 50% of the exposed does kidded but had a 250% kid crop (lots of bucks) for us.
The Vondrans, Amy and I attended Yvonne Blosser’s AI clinic in Hicksville. Geoff and Nancy Masterman of Superior Semen did a nice job of demonstrating the proper technique to AI. Now Lyle, Amy and Cassandra are prepared to tackle that job. I was fortunate to be able to talk to some prospective new members and promote the OMGA. Since then, Lyle reports “Bucky” (the semen tank) is up and working. AI can be done by non-surgical means, so if you have a buck that you want to retain genetics from you should look into having him collected.
I want to congratulate Karen Beamer Caldwell on her life improving divorce. Her name may have changed but she is still the best looking half of Black Swamp Farms.
Well I can see by the old clock on the wall that the batteries have gone dead. I’ll write at you next time.
OMGA News and Reminders
November Meeting – The monthly meeting for November will be held in Louisville, KY.
December Meeting – The December monthly meeting will be held on Saturday, December 13 after the OMGA Seminar at the OSU Animal Science Building.
Educational Seminar – The OMGA/ABGA seminar -December 13, 2003 at the OSU Animal Science Building. The informational flyer for the seminar is at the end of this newsletter.
Here it is almost Thanksgiving time. Fall is such a wonderful time of the year with the changing colors and I enjoy the trip to the North American to watch the changing season. It’s also wonderful to see the newborn goats discover the world and when it’s this nice outside I wonder why we kid during the winter. But the junior fair youth need their wethers born after January 1. The OMGA is trying to put together some Junior shows for our youth. It’s important to keep them involved, they are our future. Besides the wether shows, we are working on some junior youth breeding shows. The details will be worked out through the committee that was set up and more details will follow as they develop.
Welsh Boer Goats of Pennsylvania were having a herd reduction sale on November 8, 2003.They were offering 30-40 mature bred does and 30 doe kids that were born in December and January. I don’t know if they have any goats available, but if your interested please contact them at 724-663-7267.
2003 Meat Goat Events
November 20 - North American International Livestock Exposition Open Boer Show – Louisville, KY
December 13 – OMGA/ABGA Educational Seminar – Ohio State University Animal Science Building
2004 Meat Goat Events (some of these dates are still being set)
March 27– OMGA Wether & Doe Show and Sale – OH
April 17– OMGA Judges Training Seminar
May 1 – OMGA Spring Fever Show – ABGA Sanctioned Boer Goat Show – Zanesville, OH
June 19 – OMGA June Jam Show – ABGA Sanctioned Boer Goat Show – Guernsey County, OH
July 10 – OMGA Summer Sizzler Show – ABGA Sanctioned Boer Goat Show
August – Indiana State Fair
August – Kentucky State Fair
September – OMGA Show – ABGA Sanctioned Boer Goat Show – Defiance, OH
September – Guernsey County Boer Goat Show
October – OMGA Fall Classic Boer Goat Show
November – North American International Livestock Exposition Open Boer Show – Louisville, KY
We will gladly add any event that will benefit our meat goat breeders and industry. Please report any events pertaining to the meat goat industry to the newsletter editor.
Meat Goat Educational Seminar
sponsored by the
Ohio Meat Goat Association and the American Boer Goat Association
Saturday -December 13, 2003
OSU Animal Science Building
9:00 a.m. Seminar
(8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. registration check-in)
Join us for an event filled day --- Lunch provided.
John and Jackie Edwards of Texas will present Boer Goat 101 and reproduction/fertility of Boer Goats. Dr. Hull from OSU will speak on goat parasites and related diseases. We will be touring the OSU meat lab and have a goat carcass processed. We will have someone speaking on the ethnic market. The American Boer Goat Association’s Executive Director, Robert Swize, may join us, letting us know what’s new with the ABGA and the Ohio Meat Goat Association’s president Kent Davidson will let us know “what’s up” with the OMGA. The December meeting of the OMGA will follow the seminar.
Directions to OSU Animal Science Building
From Ohio Expo Center:
Take Lane Ave. WEST towards the university. Just past the Schottenstein Center, turn left (SOUTH) on Fyffe Road. At the next light, turn right (WEST) onto Woody Hayes Drive. At the next light, turn left onto John H. Herrick Drive. Turn at the first driveway on the left into the back parking lot of the Animal Science and Food Science buildings. The Animal Science building is on the far left or North end of the parking lot. Enter the back door of the Animal Science building located in the middle of the building.
Take Lane Ave. East towards the university. Turn right (SOUTH) on Fyffe Road. At the next light, turn right (WEST) onto Woody Hayes Drive. At the next light, turn left onto John H. Herrick Drive. Turn at the first driveway on the left into the back parking lot of the Animal Science and Food Science buildings. The Animal Science building is on the far left or North end of the parking lot. Enter the back door of the Animal Science building located in the middle of the building.
If you have any questions, please contact:
Please return bottom portion to: Mary Morrow, OMGA Secretary - 13140 Stoney Point Rd., New Concord, OH 43762
Registration the day of the seminar will be $20 for both OMGA members and non-members. Junior members will not be charged, but please keep in mind this is a day long event.
Pre-registration (postmarked by December 8):
__ $10 OMGA member __ $15 non-member __ OMGA Junior member (no charge)
OHIO MEAT GOAT ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIP FORM
(PLEASE FILL OUT FORM COMPLETELY EVERY YEAR)
NAME: _________________________________________________________________________ ________________________
FARM NAME: _________________________________________________________________________
ADDRESS: _________________________________________________________________________ ____________________
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COUNTY: _________________________________________________________________________ ___
PHONE: _________________________________________________________________________ ___
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OMGA MEMBERSHIPS ARE NOT PRO-RATED.
MEMBERSHIP IS GOOD FROM JUNE TO JUNE.
PLEASE FILL OUT COMPLETELY AND SEND TO:
13140 STONEY POINT RD
NEW CONCORD, OH 43762
740-826-4333 (or) firstname.lastname@example.org