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TGPA FALL AUCTION AND MARKETING COOP UPDATE
Press Release by
Robbin Cotton

THE TENNESSEE GOAT PRODUCERS ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES A FALL GOAT AUCTION AND AN UPDATE ON THE MARKETING COOP

The sale will again be held at the Wilson County Fairgrounds in Lebanon, TN, and will take place Saturday November 4, 2006.

Viewing of the sale goats will start at 9:00 A.M. At 10:00 AM, Rodney Fugate, TGPA’s Secretary and Treasurer, will present an update on the TGPA Marketing Proposal with more details that are sure to be important to ALL goat breeders in and around Tennessee. The sale will start at 1:00 PM.

Auctioneer for this sale will be Randy Bush, CAI, of Mid-South Auctioneers, Inc., Elizabethtown, KY. (TN Firm #4946, TAL #2287). Randy Bush is also a goat breeder that will bring a wealth of knowledge to the auction: we are pleased he will aid TGPA in its’ effort.

The number of goats in the sale will be limited to 100 goats. Early consignments include fullblood and percentage Boer bucks and does, as well as several dairy goat breeds and a few Myotonics.In addition to the (up to) 100 head consigned by TGPA member-breeders, there will also be a special consignment of approximately 40 head (yearlings and bucks) from the Tennessee State University research herd. This consignment will include full blood and percentage Boer, Kiko and Spanish goats.

Breeders of both “breeding stock” and “commercial” goats will benefit from this sale because:

  • The animals will be guaranteed healthy, and the sale will be held on “clean” ground.
  • There will be show-quality goats offered,
  • There will also be sound and healthy goats suitable to work in a commercial operation
  • You will set the price!

    All meat-type animals will meet the conformation standards of the American Meat Goat Association (AMGA), and dairy animals will meet the breed standards of the American Dairy Goat Association (ADGA).

    It is the responsibility of all sellers to guarantee the soundness and health status of their consignments, and to provide a current health certificate signed by a licensed veterinarian for each animal consigned.

    Upon arrival at the sale site, animals will also be inspected by a licensed veterinarian for visible signs of Caseous lymphadenitis (CL) and other infectious or contagious diseases. The veterinarian will also check that each animal has the required health certificate.

    For more information about the TGPA sale contact Mr. Rodney Fugate, TGPA’s Secretary and Treasurer (423) 526-4446, or visit www.tngoatproducers.org for updates. The complete catalog should be available for viewing at the TGPA web site very soon!


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