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September / October 2016

OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE AMERICAN BOER GOAT ASSOCIATION


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Letter from the Editor Taking Care of Our Future... The September/October issue is always dedicated to a couple of areas. One of those is our youth. This year, I decided to highlight our newly elected Junior Board of Directors as well as many of the 2016 scholarship winners in the industry. After all, we hope that these young men and women will stay in agriculture beyond their college years. Just the thought of heading off to college in these trying times makes me squirm. (And, I am about to send off my son!) We live in a different world, where kids may not understand where the milk, eggs and meat comes from. We choose to work/hobby/live in an industry that helps feed the world. Whether you think about it or not... As our youth prepare to head off to school once again (elementary through college), it is our responsibility to give them the tools they need to survive. And, scholarships and financial independence are just a few of the tools. Many scholarships in the agriculture industry require our youth to major in an ag-related field. And while I don’t disagree, let me be the devil’s advocate for a minute. How many political science majors are from the agriculture industry ? Maybe, just maybe, there should be more so there is more representation on Capitol Hill. How many journalists are ag majors in college? Maybe a few more integrated into our main-stream media would help educate many more who never have the chance to learn where the eggs, milk and meat actually come from. Just think about it for a minute. How about electing a President of the United States who once raised Boer Goats. Yes, I have high hopes for our youth! Till next time.....

Karla Blackstock

ANNOUNCEMENTS The next face-to-face BOD meeting will be held December 9 and 10th, 2016. The locating is TBD. The ABGA office has emailed out a request for volunteers to sign up for committees. If you have expertise or would like to contribute to any particular committee, please contact the office to sign up. The organization is only as good as its volunteers. Remember that you do need to have DNA on file for any bucks used in order to register kids. This includes any commercial and non-registered bucks. For questions, call the office. A certification school for ABGA judges will be held in February in California. For more information, please see the ad on the back or the website. Web address is located on the back cover.

Market and sell your animals thourgh the ABGA Member Online Auction. The second auction is approaching quickly. Harvey Plus and the ABGA have made it easier for you to sell animals through an online auction. To consign an animal, go to harveyplus.com. Animals do not need to be registered. Trucking and payments are at the discretion of the seller/buyer. Consignments are $20/head. Photos and videos accepted. Use the “Buy it Now” option to purchase something you just can’t wait for! No commission-based fees.

Consignments must be submitted by October 21. October auction October 31.

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2015-2016 AMERICAN BOER GOAT ASSOCIATION

Board of Directors

REGION 14: CYNTHIA PRICE-WESTFALL (EC) PRESIDENT: cindy_price_westfall@yahoo.com

Letter from the President I wanted to thank the ABGA board of directors for supporting me in my re-election as ABGA President. I look forward to another productive year serving the membership of the ABGA. I am looking forward to the completion of several long-term

REGION 6: PAUL GRAFE (EC) VICE-PRESIDENT: pgrafe@valbridge.com

projects that the board has been working on. At the August

REGION 5: JOE AIROSO TREASURER: joeatalc@gmail.com

struction of an ABGA office building. This approval is the result of

meeting, we approved the final plans and budget for the conthe diligent efforts of several board members over a multiple year

REGION 10: TRACY DIEFENBACH SECRETARY: tldief@gmail.com

time frame. Our current office space is no longer satisfactory due

REGION 1: KIMBERLY LIEFER • kimberly@aaprinaacres.com REGION 2: SCOTT PRUETT • eieiowefarms@yahoo.com

to the quality of the space and anticipated monthly rent increases. After a careful analysis of leasing additional office space verses building and owning our on building, we move ahead with the construction of an ABGA permanent location. With our current

REGION 3: LEE DANA • danagoats81@gmail.com

financial position , it makes great financial sense to invest in

REGION 4: JOEL (JR) PATTERSON • bobnjr@gmail.com

ourselves with the ABGA capital verses paying rent and adding to

REGION 7: DAWN STEWARD • dawnsteward25332@gmail.com REGION 8: ROBERT WASHINGTON (EC) • robert.washington64@gmail.com REGION 9: DERIC WETHERELL • dpwether@yahoo.com

annual operating costs. We anticipate construction to begin within the next 60 days and the project to be completed in the next 12 months. We will provide updates on the ABGA website and plan on hosting anopen house once the building is completed. The ABGA office is in the final testing stage for the registra-

REGION 11: JANIS WESSON (EC) • dustydan1@windstream.net

tion process to go “paperless”. Once this is completed, online

REGION 12: KIMBERLY MORGAN • km4881@gmail.com

registrations will be processed without any paper documentation.

REGION 13: BRAD MACKEY (EC) • bradmackey@bmackfarms.com

information or corrections. We anticipate the paperless process

REGION 15: SUSAN BURNER • wvburners@comcast.net REGION 16: SARA DAVIS (EC) • csdavis@oakhollowlivestock.com

will provide the opportunity for improved customer service as

We held the first auction in July and helped multiple members find

*EC DENOTES EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEMBER

This will include all correspondence with members for additional

electronic communications will shorten the processing time. We will host the 2nd ABGA online member auction in October. buyers for their ABGA breeding livestock. You can locate additional information regarding the sale at, www.harveyplus.com. The ABGA is ending it’s first year with Lary Duncan serving in the CEO capacity. While we still have goals left to achieve, we have made tremendous strides under his guidance. Membership has increased in 2016 and along with cost saving measures the financial strength of the ABGA looks very promising. With Lary’s direction, we continue to look for ways to expand the ABGA registry and implement new programs to help expand our member-

2016 AMERICAN BOER GOAT ASSOCIATION

Staff

LARY DUNCAN, Chief Executive Officer • lary@abga.org MARY ELLEN VILLARREAL, Executive Director • mary@abga.org MARIA LEAL, Registration Support • marial@abga.org SONIA CERVANTEZ, Accounts Receivable • sonia@abga.org AARON GILLESPIE, Show & Youth Coordinator • aaron@abga.org ASHLEY GUETIERREZ, Member Services • ashley@abga.org NICOLE PETRELLA, Receptionist • nicole@abga.org

ABGA OFFICE HOURS: Monday-Friday • 8:00 am to 5:00 pm (CST)

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ship base and support our continued growth. I want to extend a personal thank you to both Lary Duncan and Mary Ellen Villarreal for the endless hours and sacrifices you make for the ABGA. I am looking forward to another great year ! Cindy Westfall, President ABGA™ Board oF directors © 2015 American Boer Goat Association®


In This Issue

4 Calendar of Events 6

Affiliates

8

CEO Message

ABOUT THE COVER OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE AMERICAN BOER GOAT ASSOCIATION

10 YOUTH Section

Boer Goats, up close, are one of the most beautiful animals. We might be a little biased, but their stately roman nose and coloration provide for a truly unique animal. Picture by Pearl Pics

10 JABGA Directors

13 JABGA Scholarship Winners

15 Jack Talley Scholarship Winners

16 Scholarship How-To

18 Laminitis or Founder in Goats 20 Reproductive Efficiency 22 Fencing Management 26 Standouts 27 Classifieds 28 Photos Around the ABGA

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PUBLISHER

AMERICAN BOER GOAT ASSOCIATION KARLA BLACKSTOCK, MANAGING EDITOR & CREATIVE DIRECTOR

INTERESTED IN ADVERTISING?

If you are interested in advertising in the next issue of The Boer Goat, email editor@abga.org. Make sure to showcase your ranch or company by advertising in the business card section or by purchasing ad space.

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If you would like to see your photo in the The Boer Goat, please submit your picture to editor@abga. org. Please send photos in the largest size you have available and include your name for print. The Boer Goat hereby expressly limits its liability resulting from any and all misprints, errors and/or all inaccuracies whatsoever in the advertisement and editorial content published by The Boer Goat and its said liability is here by limited to the refund of the customer or its payment for the said advertisement, the running of a corrected advertisement, or editorial notice. Notification by the customer of any errors must be made within 30 days of distribution of the magazine. The opinions or views expressed in all editorials are those of the writer or persons interviewed and not The Boer Goat. The Boer Goat does, however, reserve the right to edit or refuse all material, which might be objectable in content. No material or part thereof, may be reproduced or used out of context without prior, specific approval of a proper credit to The Boer Goat.

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AMERICAN BOER GOAT ASSOCIATION

Calender OF EVENTS 2016 Show

Date

Location - State

September

Contact

Colorado State Fair

Sept. 1 - 2

Colorado State Fairgrounds (CO)

Robyn Taft (719) 240-2121

Michigan State Fair

Sept. 2

Suburban Collection Show Place (MI)

Linda Coon (517) 526-0966

Keytone Summer Finale

Sept. 3

Shippensburg Community Fairgrounds

Lois Zeigler (717) 776-7583

IMGP JABGA Fall Classic*

Sept. 3

Edgar County 4-H Fairgrounds (IL)

Deric Wetherell (217) 898-9358

IMGP Fall Classic

Sept. 4

Edgar County 4-H Fairgrounds (IL)

Deric Wetherell (217) 898-9358

Three County Fair

Sept. 4

Three County Fair (MA)

Richard Dicey (603) 313-1284

Twin Falls County Fair

Sept. 4

Twin Falls County Fairgrounds (ID)

Gena Hankel (208) 326-4396

Eastern Idaho State Fair

Sept. 7-8

Eastern Idaho State Fairgrounds (ID)

Bill Cool (208) 681-2411

IMGA Open Boer Goat Show

Sept. 10-11

Warren County Fairgrounds (IA)

Chris & Ron Grier (319) 430-4332

West Texas Fair & Rodeo

Sept. 10

Expo Center of Taylor County (TX)

Melissa Gonzalez (325) 677-4376

Kansas State Fair

Sept. 13

Kansas State Fairgrounds (KS)

Jenn Galloway (620) 669-3600

Permian Basin Fair & Expo

Sept. 14

Ector County Coliseum (TX)

Larry Carroll (432) 553-0084

The Great Lakes Boer Goat Show

Sept. 17

Cass County Fairgrounds (MI)

Lois Walker (989) 725-7944

Utah State Fair

Sept. 17-18

Utah State Fair (UT)

Judy Duncombe (801) 538-8445

MSU Fall Classic

Sept. 17

Derrickson Agriculture Complex (KY)

Samantha Worner (606) 2610894

KBGA 5th Annual Sizzler & Breeders Cup Triple Series

Sept. 17-18

Osage City Fairgrounds Show Pavilion (KS)

Deanna Furman, (785) 806-4470

Clinton County Fall Classic

Sept. 17-18

Clinton County Fairgrounds (IN)

Brenda Lightner (317) 892-4761

North Carolina Mountain State Fair

Sept. 18

WNC Agriculture Center (NC)

Tamara Johnson (828) 687-1414

Tri-Stae Fair & Rodeo

Sept. 21

Amarillo Tri-State Exposition (TX)

Levon Harmon (806) 759-1890

CCMGA Boer Goat Show 2

Sept. 24

Clermont County Fairgrounds (OH)

Kimberly Walker (513) 967-2444

State Fair of Virginia

Sept. 24

The Meadows Events Park (VA)

David Carter (540) 797-7662

Oklahoma State Fair

Sept. 24-25 State Fair Park (OK)

Steve Hart (405) 466-6138

The Great Frederick Fair

Sept. 24

The Great Frederick Fair (OH)

Richard Hovermale (301) 7900941

Comal County Classic

Sept. 24

Comal County Fairgrounds (TX)

R. Glenn Avriett (713) 725-4519

Panhandle South Plains Fair

Sept. 27

Panhandle South Plains Fairgrounds (TX)

Jackie Rennels (806) 763-2833

East Texas State Fair

Sept. 29

East Texas State Fair (TX)

Denise Weaver (903) 597-2501

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Calendar OF EVENTS 2016 Show KILE Goat Show Wine Country Fall Finale Goats, Music, and More Festival SRMGA Fall Finale Tulsa State Fair George National Fair Arkansas State Fair ETGRA Fall Spooktacular Show & JABGA Show Tri-State Goat Producers Showdown OBGA Fall Classic

Date

PA Farm Show Complex & Expo Center (PA) Yamhill County Fairground (OR) Rock Creek Park (TN)

Oct. 8-9 Oct. 9 Oct. 11 Oct. 14-15 Oct. 15

Payette County Fairgrounds (IN) Expo Square (OK) Georgia National Fair Grounds (GA) Arkansas State Fairgrounds (AR) Texoma Livestock & Expo Center (TX)

Oct. 22-23

Boyd County Fairgrounds (KY)

Oct. 22-23

Garvin County Fair Barns at Wacker Park (OK)

Oct. 29

Contact

October

Oct. 1-2 Oct. 1-2 Oct. 7-8

TX

Rumble in the Valley

Location - State

Penn State AG Arena (PA)

Lois Zeigler (717) 776-7583 Cary Heyward (541) 228-8580 Kathy Simmons (931) 7031923 Kahla Shigeta (541) 212-6610 Kara Eschbach (918) 744-1113 Kim Veal Sherman Lites (501) 372-8341 Sharon Fitzwater (972) 9791822 Corey Billups (606) 465-2471 Sherry Greathouse (918) 8227271 Alison Ferver (443) 907-8940

Celebrating Texas agriculture

Big Tex invites you to the ®

State Fair of Texas Livestock show. IMPORTANT DATES Entry Deadlines - Youth Aug. 25; Pan Am Sept. 1 Pan Am Boer Goat Show - Oct. 14 Youth Boer Goat Showmanship; Youth Boer Goat Showmanship - Oct. 15 Youth Boer Goat Show - Oct. 16

Visit bigtex.com for our new schedule, shows, contests and more!

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AMERICAN BOER GOAT ASSOCIATION

Affiliates Program

Are you looking for a local source of Boer goat knowledge? The ABGA’s Affiliate Program offers clubs that have an increased role of education, marketing and promotion. These local clubs provide an essential role in promoting the industry and educating breeders. Locate your nearest club today!

Send your updates to editor@abga.org to highlight your affiliates’ activities. Boer Goat Association of North Carolina

Snake River Meat Goat Association

Cascade Boer Goat Association

Clara Askew, Secretary/Treasurer 8054 Ustick Rd Nampa, ID 83687 Email: foxtailfarms@hotmail.com Website: www.srmga.com Serving States: Idaho, Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, Montana, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico

Kelly Clark PO Box 36479 Greensboro, NC 27416 Email: KellyClark@triad.rr.com Serving States: North Carolina

Crystal Fenton 14352 West Hwy 12 Touchet, WA 99360 Email: info@cascadebga.org Serving States: California, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington

Empire State Meat Goat Producers Association PO Box 306 Watkins Glen, NY 14830 607-937-3324 Serving States: New York

Iowa Meat Goat Association 10163 E State Hwy 0 Davis City, IA 50065 601-223-0023 Serving States: Iowa

Keystone Goat Producers Association 106 Carlisle Road Newville, PA 17241 Email: rzeigler@centurylink.net Serving States: Pennsylvania

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Tall Corn Meat Goat Wether Assoc, Inc Vern Thorp 1959 Highway 63 New Sharon, IA 50207 WW Email: windrushia@gmail.com Website: www.meatgoatwether.com Serving States: Iowa

Tri-State Goat Producers Association [TSGPA] 5125 State Route 2 Greenup, KY 41444 Email: billupsfarms@windstream.net Serving States: Kentucky


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Message

from the CEO ...

CEO PROVIDES DNA UPDATE LARGE SCALE TEST DONE TO VALIDATE DNA TESTING Recently, the contract with University California-Davis came up for renewal and the decision was made to continue forward with the DNA project. The first two years of DNA testing accumulated a large data set. The DNA data bank had reached a point where it contained almost 6,000 samples that could be used for sire parentage exclusion. A review of these 6,000 submissions yielded a set of 2,400 cases that had not been used for prior parent verification. The sire verification on these 2,400 sires had not been done when originally tested as owners had opted to not fill out the portion of the DNA request form that asked for parent information needed for parent verification or the sire in many cases was tested after the son as we launched this program and was not available when the original test were run. The test results that followed only clarified the need for DNA as we had about 110 issues identified in this sample set. CORRECTING SIRES THAT WERE EXCLUDED We first contacted each buck owner of record via phone and letter asking for them to get with the breeder to attempt to identify the correct sire. To date, we have been able to identify a suitable replacement in approximately 75 percent of the cases with the vast number of these coming via DNA verification or elimination to an alternative sire. There have been a few cases of owners switching samples or turning in the wrong sample completely. About two thirds of those with working solutions have already been returned to office for correction. The issue only begins to grow, though, as siblings and progeny are affected by this issue as well. EXCEPTION FOR SIRES REGISTERED OVER 3 YEARS In the 18 cases where we had a sire who “had been registered” for at least three years the owners were

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given a choice as the pedigree lineage could remain the same with equal percentage via grand fathering. Choice one was to leave papers as written though the Sire DNA exclusion would be noted. Choice two was to correct registration papers where a replacement could be identified. As with the set above, siblings and progeny will be affected as well as a result of any action. CORRECTING THE SIBLINGS AND PROGENY The ABGA will fix any affected currently registered progeny of the original set of the 110 sires for free if the original papers are returned to office within 30 days of notification to do so. The office will be sending out notifications that these animals are ready for correction once their sire or sibling has been corrected. Once the animals’ online papers varies from the original paper you are holding, you will need to correct the originals. If you recognize this case, send in your paper marked for DNA correction attn: Lary. We will not allow transfers and registrations for these animals until each issue has been resolved to avoid compounding the number of papers needing to be corrected. WHERE SIRES WERE NOT IDENTIFIED The ABGA has a rule that protects the victims who purchase animals with a parentage issue. In the shortterm, the victim will be allowed to keep their papers even though we know the tested animal’s sire cannot be identified. However, the excluded sires information on the pedigree will have to be listed as unknown and the Sire DNA exclusion will be noted. These actions, in some ways, mirror those of when some of the IBGA animals were brought into the herd book. You may also recall seeing the word “Studded” on some of the South African papers we started with where animals originated out of pastures with multiple bucks working where a single sire could not be identified.


“RUMOR” ABGA GOING TO TEST ALL THE DOES NEXT Rumor has it the ABGA will be DNA testing all the does in the breed. Despite the rumor, we do not have a current directive set forth by of the Board of Directors to do so. Pursuing this avenue would increase the cost per kid for registration to the breeder and make registrations burdensome. I do expect some individual breeders to go down this road and market their animals as such to increase the value of their offering. It may be realistic to consider testing all “donor does” at some point in the future, but the current levels of testing could prove adequate. SUMMARY We are not all perfect! However, most responsible breeders were quick to correct any error when asked to do so. Moving forward, once this current backlog of start-up issues is in the ABGA’s rearview mirror, I believe each case will be far less complicated. Having worked with a number of these issues recently, I offer this advice to anyone planning to use a buck. Have each buck tested prior to turning him out for service. Some advantages of pre-DNA sire testing are as follows: You eliminate any chance of unknown inbreeding. You avoid delays and rush fees caused by last minutes testing or error correction. And, you should find it much easier to identify mistakes if your animal’s sire is excluded by DNA.

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What a year it has been! With Nationals behind us, the JABGA will now focus on the upcoming year and making improvements for the junior members. The JABGA Board of Directors just concluded their annual Face to Face Board Meeting. The two day meeting took place in Indianapolis, IN at the end of July. We had a full agenda to work through which presented the directors with some challenges and issues. The directors elected officers for the 2016-2017 year. You can read more about each them in this issue. Three new directors joined the board in July and all three fit right in with the returning board members. The first day of meeting was a little quite as everybody was trying to get to know everybody. By the time Sunday came, you would have thought they had known each other for several years. Sitting in a board meeting room for 8 hours a day for two days does not sound fun especially when you have nine 14-18 year olds. To get them interacting with each other outside of the board room, I scheduled an afternoon leadership camp for them. The Indiana State FFA has a leadership center outside of Indianapolis which was the site for some team-building and leadership activities. From the time that we got to the center to the time we left, the directors became very familiar with unity, team work, and trust. The camp supervisor lead us in

several exercises that tested the group mentally and physically. From trying to solve puzzles with limited resources to walking through the forest blindfolded, the directors came together as one and really embraced teamwork and trusting your partner. After several hours at the camp, I saw a huge transformation with the directors. There was a lot more communication and deep discussion rather than quite, quick decisions with very limited discussions. Overall, the weekend of the JABGA Board Meeting was very productive at many levels. I look forward to a great rest of the year and many more to come. Until Next Time‌

Area 1

Area 1

Hi my name is Cole Melgar and I am one of the Area 1 JABGA Directors. I currently live in Oregon City, OR on a 10 acre goat farm. I am 18 years old and this is my second year on the Board of Directors serving a 2 year term. In my spare time when I’m not working on the farm or at work I like to spend as much time as I can on the lake fishing. I have been raising goats for close to 9 years now and enjoy every minute of it. I would like to learn more about the breed and share my knowledge with others who have questions.

Maddie is the owner and operator of Dust Devil Ranch located in Touchet, WA which she started in 2005 and has grown to consist of around 85 brood does. She is 17 years old and a senior at Walla Walla High School, where she is the President of the 100+ member FFA Chapter. She is also a member of the Cascade Boer Goat Association and the Snake River Meat Goat Association. Maddie is a returning officer/director for

Cole Melgar

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Aaron Gillespie

Junior Board at the Indiana FFA Leadership Center doing team building and leadership exercises.

Maddie Fenton - Vice President


JABGA in Area 1 for the fifth year now, and will serve as the 2016-17 Vice President. She attends ABGA/JABGA shows in the Northwest and around the country, and is continuously striving to meet the needs of the members within JABGA. The Boer goat industry is all she’s ever known and she looks forward to it being an ultimate part of her future!

Area 2

Mikayla Wetherell - Secretary Mikayla Wetherell is a Senior at Unity High School and a returning JABGA director for Area 2. She has been raising and showing fullblood boer goats with her family for the past ten years. Mikayla is an active member and participates in 4-H, FFA, and the newly formed Junior Illinois Meat Goat Producers (JIMGP) board. This year Mikayla is serving as the Illinois Meat Goat Producers Ambassador and represents the industry at state wide ABGA shows. Mikayla currently serves on the JABGA board as Secretary and looks forward to meeting new people, learning, and growing in an industry that she has been involved in and passionate about on the local, regional, and national level.

Area 2

Trevor Clemens - President Trevor Clemens of What Cheer, Iowa is the 18 year-old son of Tim Clemens and Lisa Icenbice. His start in the goat industry began as a small 4-H project and quickly evolved into something much larger. He works closely alongside Honey Hollow Farms, Dust Devil Ranch, and Capriole Goat Ranch in the areas of farm labor, fitting, marketing and showing. Trevor has been a JABGA member for seven years and is currently the JABGA President. He loves all aspects of the goat industry; production, reproduction, showing, etc. Trevor says, “The goat industry is currently my passion, and is ultimately my future!” He plans to study Animal Science with an emphasis

on small ruminant reproduction in the fall of 2016 at Washington State University.

Area 3

Frank Burner - Treasurer Frank is a junior at Musselman High School in Inwood, WV. He is very active in FFA, serving as Vice-President this year. He is also the President of Southern Cross 4-H Club. He has been in Boer goats for 9 years. He also enjoys raising pigs. Frank really enjoys helping other breeders show at ABGA and JABGA shows. His passion is livestock judging, as can be evidenced by his success in judging contests this past year. He was honored to be part of the WV 4-H Livestock Judging team and compete at the National contest in Louisville. He is very pleased that goats are being added to more of these contests. This shows the trend of Boer goats gaining more respect in the livestock world. Frank looks forward to working on new ideas for the JABGA and building programs that all youth can benefit from.

Area 3

SJ Goodwin My name is SJ Goodwin, I’m very proud to be representing region 3 on the JABGA board! I’m 16 years old & I live in LEWISBURG, WV. My parents Doug & Leigh Ann along with my brother Henry & sister Bryleigh & myself own & operate our family farm Goodwin Farms where we raise quality America boer goats, grass feed beef & we have a small registered cattle herd! I’m getting ready to start my sophomore year at Greenbier East High School! I’m a member of the Central Willing Workers 4-H club where I’m a member of Greenbrier Co. Livestock judging team & I’m also a member of the LEWISBURG United Methodist church youth group! After high school I hope to continue my Livestock Judging &

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major in an agricultural field! I enjoy showing & being involved in the boer goat industry & look forward to my next two years on the JABGA Board promoting positive attributes of the American Boer goat and striving for ways to archive economic growth in our industry!

Area 4

Morganne Savage - Reporter Hello, my name is Morganne Savage. I am 16 years old, and I am a junior at Valley Springs High School. I live on a small farm in Harrison, Arkansas, where I currently own 40 head of boer goats. I started raising and showing boer goats 9 years ago. I am very active in all school clubs, including FFA, FBLA, and FCCLA. This is my second year representing Area 4 on the National JABGA Board, and I am excited to hold the office of reporter for this year’s term.

Area 4

Isaac Ridings I am very honored to be serving as the area 4 director for the Junior American Boer Goat Association. It is a great honor to represent the youth in my area. I am currently 17 years old, and am serving my 4th year as a director. My goal is to improve the JABGA, and see our youth succeed through the use of the Boer goat industry. I believe that the youth is the future of the association, and we need to put forth great effort into our youth in order to see our association prosper in the future. Without the youth there is no place for the future of the Boer goat industry to go. I am looking forward to see where the industry goes in the future, and how the youth play a role in the success of it.

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Area 5

Clint Demmitt I am 14 years old and a Freshman at Paradise High School. I am actively involved in basketball and baseball, as well as FCA and FFA. I am the 2nd Vice President of my 4-H club, and participate on the Wise County Livestock Judging Team. I am a current member of the OBGA, ETGRA, and have been a member of the JABGA for 9 years. My family and I have raised goats as long as I can remember. Currently we have around 30 does and 5 bucks. I enjoy showing my goats at ABGA/ JABGA shows. I have been blessed to show and win both at the county and state level. This past year I had both the Grand Champion Fullblood Doe and Buck at the State Fair of Texas. I also had the Reserve Grand Champion Percentage doe in the youth show at San Antonio. Showing has allowed me to meet a lot of people and make some really good friends. I am excited about the opportunity to serve on the JABGA board this year. I will do everything I can to represent our organization well.

Area 5

Sydney Baty Sydney Baty is a senior at Berthoud High School. She plans to run for a state FFA office this coming spring. She is heavily involved in 4-H and FFA. She has served as her 4-H Club’s treasurer and she is the past secretary and current president of her FFA chapter. She shows both breeding and market goats at any show she gets the chance to go to. Sydney also shows steers and rabbits. She has been on the Latimer county judging team the past few years and has become successful. She plans to continue in the agriculture and goat industry.


JABGA Scholarship Winners-

At a Glance

Paige Pitlick During high school, I held numerous leadership positions, participated in multiple sports and 4-H, and still performed in the classroom graduating in the top of my class.I began showing livestock when I was in the third grade. I have participated in 4-H shows at the county, state and regional level and ABGA/ JABGA shows in the Midwest with goats my family has raised. My long term goal is to be a pharmacist in a hospital. I will be attending the University of Minnesota - Crookston this fall, studying Health Sciences/Chemistry with a minor in Biology and playing softball. After receiving my undergraduate degree, I plan to attend the College of Pharmacy at the University of Minnesota. Jenna Jordan is a graduate of John Glenn High School in New Concord, Ohio. She will be attending the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City this fall to study Musical Theatre. She has shown goats all her life, and she has enjoyed every minute of it. It will be a big change to go from a goat farm in a small town to the big city, but she couldn’t be more excited for the opportunity.

Hunter Martin, age 19 of Applegate, Michigan. I started showing market wethers when I was nine years old. Since that time I have grown from only showing market wethers

to now owning my own herd of boer goats. I am proud to be exhibiting and winning with my home bred goats. I will be attending Michigan State University this fall to obtain a degree in Civil Engineering. My plan is to continue to expand and improve my herd. I have shown beef, prospect beef, lambs, hogs, poultry, rabbits and goats over my show career. The boer goat is the one animal that I have shown on a continual basis. I have enjoyed learning about and showing many animals, but the boer goat is my favorite. I am honored to be receiving the ABGA Scholarship.

Howdy! My name is Morgan Bridges, I’m from Lometa, Texas and I will be a freshman Animal Science – Science option major at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. My family has been raising animals for as long as I can remember but we got started into the Boer goat industry in 2007 and I like to say that 2007 is the year that changed my life forever. Like all new breeders, we tried our best to build a name for ourselves and to raise quality Boer goats that will do well in the show ring while benefitting the industry itself as well. I am very thankful to be able to say that I believe all of the hard work has paid off at home and in the ring. The amount of knowledge I have acquired, miles, and the number of people I have met from all aspects of the industry over the years, has helped form who I am today and the career path which I wish to pursue. While I am at Texas A&M, I hope to acquire the abilities to be able to take part in the animal aspect of pharmaceutical research and development. I am extremely overwhelmed with the fact that I was lucky enough to receive both the JABGA and the Adam Segura Memorial scholarship from the ABGA, and I can’t think of any other organization that has made a bigger impact on my current and future life.

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My name is Mikayla Winter and I ive on a farm in Northeastern KS where we raise and show Red Angus cattle as well as Boer Goats. We have around 60 head of cattle, along with a 100 or more goats. Our family has shown all across the country, in both cattle and goats, doing our best to raise quality animals that can compete in the show ring. I attend Southeast Community College where I am studying to obtain a degree in Livestock Production. I am playing softball at Southeast. I have been in 4-H for as long as I possibly could, and was in FFA for four years, and through both organizations I have gained many different leadership opportunities and been involved in many events. I enjoy showing and am glad I got the opportunity to do so growing up. I want to thank my parents for giving me the opportunity to grow up showing and around livestock.

My name is Taeah Fisher. In 2007, my family and I established TK’s Grand Boers. I’ve been raising and showing Boer goats since then. I recently graduated from Cleveland High School. This Fall I plan to attend Southwestern Oklahoma State University and major in pharmacy. Through showing goats, I’ve gained enough scholarships to cover my college tuition for seven years. The ABGA and JABGA have been a huge part of my life and I’m very thankful to have had the opportunity to be involved. Congratulations to all the JABGA scholarship winners. For information on the 2017 scholarship opportunities, go to http://abga.org/jabga/jabga-education/. Good luck to each of these outstanding idividuals.

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Jack M. Talley Memorial Scholarships The 1st Annual Jack M Talley Memorial Scholarship recipients have set a high standard for next year’s recipients. The following individuals were chosen to be recipients of the 1st Annual Jack M Talley Memorial Scholarship Show. Plans for the 2nd Annual are already under way to be held April 15th & 16th, 2017, again at the Nolan County Coliseum in Sweetwater TX. “We want to reach out to more youth to participate and take advantage of the opportunity for next year,” said Mary Talley. “Jack had such a passion & love for the ABGA & most especially the youth that were involved, not only as a judge, but as a member that loved going showing & all the beloved lifelong friendships we both have made in our 16 year journey. I know he is so proud and honored to help these young people in some small way as they continue their education in the agricultural industry.” Howdy! My name is Morgan Bridges, I am 18 years old and from a little town in central Texas called Lometa. My parents are Lewis and Ronda Bridges and we are B-4 Boer Goats. We have been involved with the Boer goat industry for nearly 8 years, and those 8 years are the ones that have shaped who I am and who I wish to become. While being an active member in the JABGA since 2011, I have traveled many miles and have made numerous lifelong friends along the way. I have been blessed with the ability to further our herd at home and in the show ring. After having raised goats and other livestock, I have found my passion of wanting to find new and better ways to treat those animals that are ill. This has led me to Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, where I will be majoring in Animal Science – Science Option, and pursuing a career in Animal Pharmaceutical research and development. I am so thankful for being able to be a part of the ABGA/JABGA, meeting so many wonderful people such as the whole Talley family, and hope that many more people will want to be a part of this amazing industry. Trevor Clemens of What Cheer, Iowa is the 18 year-old son of Tim Clemens and Lisa Icenbice. His start in the goat industry began as a small 4-H project and quickly evolved into something much larger. He works closely alongside Honey Hollow Farms, Dust Devil Ranch, and Capriole Goat Ranch in the areas of farm labor, fitting, marketing and showing. Trevor has been a JABGA member for seven years and is currently the JABGA President. He loves all aspects of the goat industry; production, reproduction, showing, etc. Trevor says, “The goat industry is currently my passion, and is ultimately my future!” He plans to study Animal Science with an emphasis on small ruminant reproduction in the fall of 2016 at Washington State University.  My name is Abby Nicole Dunnam, and I have been a JABGA member for 7 years now.  The Boer goat industry has

without a doubt provided me with an outlet to express my passion for animals. Raising and showing Boer goats was by far the best decision I’ve made and I’m extremely proud to be a part of an association that is such a wonderful advocate for the breed. Boer goats have also peaked my interest in small ruminant medicine and I am extremely eager to see what my future will hold with these beautiful creatures. I will be attending Oklahoma State University this fall and will be majoring in Animal Science with Pre- Veterinary Option.  After Undergrad, I hope to attend the Oklahoma State University school of Veterinary Medicine to obtain my DVM.   My name is Jared Hopkins I am nineteen years old I was born to my parents, Mike and Alta Hopkins. I live in Azle Texas where I manage H-4 Boer goats with the help of my family. I have been a JABGA member for the last ten years and I have also served on the JABGA board of directors. I have loved raising goats over the years and through the JABGA I have gained a strong leadership ability as well as speaking skills through raising goats and also through my time on the junior board attending leadership camps. I always look forward to helping those around me when the need arises. I am currently attending Weatherford College to receive my undergraduate degree and I plan on transferring to Tarleton State University in Stephenville to receive my bachelors degree in agricultural communication. My name is Gage Taylor I live in Zephyr, TX and I am 17. My parents are Buck and Sallie Taylor and together my parents and I operate KT Boer Goats. I recently graduated from high school, and this fall I will be attending South Plains College in Levelland TX,. where I will be a member on the livestock judging team. I will be getting my degree in Agricultural Science and Leadership. I have been an active JABGA member since 2012, and my father has been a huge influence to me when it came to starting and continuing my breeding/show goat program.

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Finding and Supporting Scholarships Its Not Just for High-School Seniors

Finding money for college is on the minds of every college-bound senior and their parents. But, the reality is that looking for scholarship money and setting yourself up to win a scholarship takes years. The JABGA and the goat industry helps our youth reach their goals of paying for college. If you are like most first-time high school parents (grandkids or kids), you may find yourself without a gameplan. Here are a few tips to help get you started. With school right around the corner, it is time to begin looking for scholarships and keeping a journal for deadlines. Even Freshmen, Sophomores and Juniors should keep a log of scholarships for which you will be eligible. Growing up in the agriculture, specifically the goat industry, gives you a number of opportunities. Be on the lookout for opportunities through the JABGA, livestock shows (Prospect, County and Major Shows), FFA, 4-H, feed companies, seed companies and many more. For parents and grandparents, ABGA Certified Judge and ag teacher Jason Brashear said, “Support the auction at nationals!!! We have to keep our Junior Association growing and increasing the amount of scholarships available.” But if you are like every other college-bound high-schooler, you might be looking for a few good tips. Below is a list of things to consider.

It is never too early. Start compiling your list of awards, activities and relevant leadership experiences as early as they happen (your freshman year is not too early!). First, start by compiling a list of scholarships and deadlines. Some scholarships, such as the State Fair of Texas, requires students to exhibit once in their lifetime so be sure you research these opportunities before the last year of eligibility. Brashear said, “It’s never too early to explore options - once you understand what each scholarship looks at, you can make sure you keep track of the information you need.”

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Focus on Quality Listing your awards, activities and experiences can get quite lengthy so prioritize what you include.

Be sure you are specific about each application. Find out what is important for the specific award- is it academic performance, volunteer work, leadership experiences or possibly something else. Brashear said, “Some scholarships are geared real specifically, but for the ones that aren’t, it never hurts.”

Be on time. When asking for letters of reference, make sure to contact people at least one month before the due date. Also, if possible, ask your references in person.

Just apply! Apply for all scholarships that you qualify for, no matter the dollar amount being awarded. No scholarship amount is too small to apply for. You may think it’s only a couple hundred, but that can cover the cost of a college textbook! Brashear added, “It doesn’t hurt to apply!!! The more you apply, the better chances you have at receiving cash, but be sure to put effort in each application.”

Be yourself. When you are writing about your experience, your goals or your accomplishments, make sure to be genuine in your responses. Selection committees want to know what you think, not what you think they want to think. (Pro tip: write the responses yourself, too!)

Review. Review. Review. Make sure to read over your application and responses. Then, have someone review your application before submitting. This will help ensure you do not have grammar or spelling mistakes and that you’ve included all of the requested information.

Do not procrastinate. Do not wait until the last minute to start or submit the application. Review committees can tell when the process was rushed.

Follow up. Be sure that you follow up to ensure that your application was received.

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Laminitis or Founder in Meat Goats JM Luginbuhl Extension Specialist

What is laminitis or founder?

Laminitis or founder is an aseptic (free of pathogens) inflammation of the portion of the hoof that contains soft vascular sensitive tissue that covers the flesh within the hoof wall. Acute and chronic forms occur in goats that result in lameness and possible deformities of the hoof. What are the clinical signs of laminitis? Animals affected with laminitis move with a stiff gait or may refuse to walk or even stand. Goats may appear anxious and uncomfortable and grind their teeth from pain. There is usually a vague lameness at first and (or) an increasing tendency for the goats to walk on their knees. The hooves are warm to the touch especially in the area just away from the coronary band. All four feet can be affected. The conformation of the hoof becomes distorted with time. The hoof wall becomes thickened with a loss of distinction between the wall and the sole, and the feet become characteristically overgrown. Puncture wounds, hoof rot and neglect of routine hoof trimming resulting in overgrown hooves should not be mistaken for laminitis. Arthritis must also be ruled out when goats walk on their knees.

What causes laminitis?

The causes and pathogenesis of laminitis are not completely understood. Laminitis in goats is more often seen in intensive management settings. Its occurrence after sudden ration changes, when feeding high grain-low roughage diets, excessive feeding of grain or overt cases of engorgement

toxemia (low intake followed by excessive intake of grain), suggests lactic acidosis as a predisposing factor. Laminitis has also been observed after kidding in association with a retained placenta and metritis (infection of the reproductive

tract), mastitis, enterotoxemia (overeating disease), lactic acidosis and pneumonia, suggesting that bacterial toxins are involved.

How to prevent laminitis?

Abrupt changes in rations should be avoided and grain feeding should be kept at a minimum. The risk of laminitis can be reduced by slowly increasing the amount of grain being fed and feeding sufficient forage. In addition, when high energy rations are fed for milk, hair production or for rapid growth, addition of buffers to the diet (sodium bicarbonate or calcium carbonate at 1.5 to 2% of the concentrate) should be considered to reduce the risk of lactic acidosis.

How to treat laminitis?

For acute laminitis, it is important to first correct the predisposing nutritional factors and treat other conditions, if identifiable, such as complications from kidding (retained placenta and metritis), pneumonia and mastitis. Therapy consists primarily of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as phenylbutazone given orally once a day at a dose of

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4.5 mg/lb, flunixin meglumine once a day at 0.5 mg/lb, or aspirin given orally twice a day at a dose of 45 mg/lb to reduce the pain in the feet for several days. Hosing or soaking the affected feet is also useful. Affected goats should be fed only grass hay while they recover, and afterwards they should be gradually and cautiously fed grain-containing rations. Chronic laminitis management involves the reduction of grain from the ration, avoidance of sudden ration changes, and frequent corrective foot trimming to approximate a normal hoof conformation. Administration of analgesics may help to control pain and promote mobility. For long term anti-inflammatory therapy, aspirin is useful because of its low cost but the initial oral dose of 45 mg/lb twice a day should be reduced over time to whatever lesser dose to maintain comfort because long-term therapy at the initial high dose could possibly lead to gastrointestinal ulceration and loss of appetite.

Is laminitis heritable?

According to Dr. Kevin Anderson from the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine and Dr. Joe Cassady from the NCSU Animal Science department, some animals may be more predisposed than others to laminitis, but no scientific data suggest that laminitis is heritable.

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Reproductive Efficiency Determining Pregnancy Status Karla Blackstock

Reproductive efficiency has a significant economic impact on any livestock producer, and Boer goat producers are not immune. Accurate, cost-effective and convenient detection of pregnancy status allows producers to better evaluate conception rates and effectiveness of an AI/ET program. Open females can be rebred quicker to avoid losing time without kids on the ground. Pregnancy testing is an invaluable management tool by shortening kidding intervals as early as 30 days after breeding by confirming pregnancies. Technology advancements allow producers to detect pregnancies as early as 30-days bred; however, there are other alternatives that may be less invasive and/or offer a better view of the pregnancy. Blood tests remain the quickest detection method. Urine tests allow producers who do not have the ability to collect blood to test for bred females during the second and third trimester of gestation. And, ultrasound allows producers the ability to identify singles, twins, triplets and even quadruplets.

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Willy Tate, co-owner of BioTracking, Inc. said that blood tests are safe and effective at just 30 days post breeding by using proteins found in the blood. “Whether AI or buck bred, immediately following conception, the doe begins to produce placental protein (PSPB) that can be measured in her bloodstream at definitive levels as early as 30 days post breeding or exposure to a buck.” Tate said. “This protein is only elevated when the animal is producing a placenta and the absence of this protein is a 99.9% indicator that the animal is open. As long as the blood sample is drawn 30 days post breeding or greater.” Obtaining blood for pregnancy testing does require producers to shave a portion of the doe’s neck to draw at least 2 cc’s of blood. The blood draw can be done on the farm/ranch and shipped to a local BioPRYN lab. Tate said that the placental protein is fairly stable; therefore, refrigeration during shipment is not necessary. In fact, he said, “BioPRYN has a growing number of Affiliate Labs that offer BioPRYN that can provide local support and quick turnaround.”


The BioTracking website provides step-by-step instructions, including a video as well as shipping instructions for each major carrier (USPS, UPS, FedEX). However, if you are not interested in drawing blood and are looking for a way to test for pregnancy on the farm/ ranch, EM Lab Genetics has another solution. EM Lab’s P-TEST is a simple test that takes about an hour to complete. By testing estrone sulfate in bodily fluids (urine) using a simple colorimetric reaction, pregnancy can be monitored in the 2nd and 3rd trimesters after breeding without palpation or ultrasound. The urine test is effective at 50 days post breeding. According to Dr. Timothy Willams of EmLab Genetics, “Estrone sulfate has been used for pregnancy testing for thousands of years.” “The test is unique in that the hormone being tested is directly related to the fetal health,” Williams said. “As the fetus grows, the hormone increases.” This allow the test to provide producers with a basic idea of the length to parturition. A simple color chart is enclosed in each test, allowing producers to quickly identify stages of pregnancy.

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Pregnant - Late term Pregnant-Mid term

In addition, producers are instructed to cool the urine to room temperature. “If the urine isn’t cooled, you might come up with a false negative because the test will run too quickly,” Williams said. “But on the other hand, cold urine isn’t ideal so we tell people to err on the side of running the test with urine that is a little warm.” Neither the P-TEST nor the BioTracking blood test can detect multiples or specific physical/anatomical reasons as to why an animal may be open. In order to detect multiples, producers still rely on ultrasonography. A transabdominal ultrasound is a quick and reliable way to detect pregnancy as early as 25 days, with the fetal heartbeat detectable by day 27. Skilled ultrasound technicians may be able to differentiate between twins, triplets, and quadruplets using ultrasound at any time during gestation. Fetal sexing may be performed by skilled technicians between days 55 and 70 of gestation and is more accurate in singles versus multiples. Routine radiography can be used to detect pregnancy with 100% accuracy after day 70 and can detect the number of kids after day 75. Whether using blood tests, urine tests, ultrasound tests of the old wives’ tale of holding a nail over the doe’s head, it is important for producers to determine the pregnancy status of does in a herd in order to cull for sub-fertile females. By keeping only reproductively sound females, producers can increase overall value and return on the investment.

Pregnant - Early term Pregnant - Very early term

However, Williams, said if the fetus is aborted it will take a few weeks for the hormone to return to normal per-pregnancy levels. During this time-frame, the test can give producers a false positive. “The major advantage of the P-TEST is that you can actually monitor a pregnancy,” Williams said. “If it looks like there is a loss, you can re-run the test at any time.” The test will not, however, tell you if a doe has lost one out of multiples. Therefore, it is not a way to determine overall health of a doe during late pregnancy stages. Detailed instructions are included in the P-Test kit, and Williams stressed the importance of collecting fresh, clean urine. “The composition of the urine drives the test so the quality is important,” he said. In other words, he said, using a cup to collect the urine rather than sponging urine off the concrete floor is the best method.

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If it can’t hold water, it can’t hold goats... Karla Blackstock

Ever heard the saying, “If the fence can’t hold water, then it can’t hold goats”? Fencing is one of the most critical management tools when it comes to raising Boer goats. They have the uncanny ability to crawling under the fence, crawl over the fence, jump over the fence or just get stuck in it. There are many choices when it comes to installing either a permanent or temporary fence.

Perimeter Fences

Choosing the correct perimeter fence should be high on any producer’s to-do list. This fence can be made of several types of fencing materials, but there are some may be better suited for your situation than others. If you are using an electric fence, choose a smooth high-tensile wire that stands at least 42 inches tall. The bottom strand should be six to eight inches away from the ground to help ward off potential threats. Permanent fencing applications call for 12.5 gauge, smooth, high-tensile, class 3, galvanized steel wire. While goats can be trained to respect electric fences, the fence does little to prevent predators from entering pastures. Boer goat breeder Carol Rochester says that woven or net wire is one of the most effective for her operation. “The fourby-four rolls of

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wire fence seem to be my fence of choice, and also the fourby-four welded panels,” she said. “The strength of the fence I am convinced is having the posts a little closer together. We use cedar posts or T-posts seven feet apart. This makes a lot of difference in the strength of a run of fence.” Carl Hoefelmeyer, owner of Hoefelmeyer Enterprises has been installing fences for agriculture producers for more than 30 years and, he says, goats do seem to have a special way finding any weakness in the fence. “I recommend the 48-inch four-by-four net wire with a single barbed wire strand across the bottom for varmint control,” said Carol. “You have to leave a space at the bottom because high-tensile wire will rust out if it is in the ground so the extra strand keeps out predators.” Rochester said, “The four by four fencing has been in existence now for at least 20 years without much repair & ZERO heads in fences, and it keeps goats in well and anything else out.” Larger woven wire (six inch by six inch or six inch by 12 inch) may be less expensive than the smaller four-by-four wire; however, goats can get caught in the fencing and end up dying of dehydration or predators. “I could not risk any longer have a goat get its head in the six by six fencing way off out of sight and that USED TO HAPPEN a lot,” Rochester said.

Cross Fences

Once a perimeter fence is established, electric fencing or larger net wire can be used to divide the pasture into paddocks. These cross fences can be made of three to four smooth strands of high-tensile wires, assuming animals are well trained. But again, Hoefelmeyr and Rochester said their go-to


fence is the four by four net wire. “We also have added some horse paneling for strength,” Rochester said, “My main fence man says he never knew Goats could be so destructive.” Destructive and elusive. And, that is why corner bracing is almost as important as the fence itself.

Corner Braces

Because goats like to climb, the corners of fences should have the diagonal bracing for posts or the animals will climb out of the pasture. Corner posts should be driven with H-braces. High-tensile electric fences can uses either H-braces or diagonal braces. Hoefelmeyer said that H-braces should be driven at least three feet into the ground to avoid sagging fence lines. “The first thing you want to do is put in strong corners,” he said. “That is your foundation for a good fence.” Large circumference cedar or pipe braces can both be effective he said.

Temporary Fencing

If a temporary fence is necessary, polywire and poly tape are stable options. They are visible to goats. Electric netting, a prefabricated fence of electroplastic twine is also an effective temporary fence for rotational grazing/foraging situations. However, if goats can get their horns into the electric netting, they can be electrified.

Buck Pens

When it comes to containing bucks, sometimes you have to go back to the drawing board, and you may have to enlist the help of a welding crew. Rochester said her bucks runs are five by 10 horse panels with pipe infrastructure. “The horse panels with four by four welded wire panels are attached to pipe for added strength and so nothing can get out,” she said. “We always use HORSE PANEL with welded wire panel attached between the bucks. We have now used extra strong two by four welded panels, which cost quite a bit more but have not had to be replaced one time yet.”

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in the Boer Goat Industry Congratulations to the breeders and owners of the animals listed below. The following animals have received the awards of Ennoblement, Doe of Excellence and Sire of Merit.

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Bucks RDLR LITTLE’S OTE 210

10566012

3/24/12

Robert & Phillis Little

BON JOLI / LAZY S-T CRACKERJACK

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4/10/10

Becky Akerblom

S G R CATSANOVA

10535584

3/6/2011

Jeff & Sheryl Pearcy

S G R IMA SMOKIN’ GUN

10593792

6/5/2012

Josh & Johanna Weir

RNSH DESIGNER

10632406

6/25/2013

Joyce Scolari

Does LYNX HOLLOW SECOND SISTER

10512081

1/18/10

C S B DOLLY’S CURTAIN CALL

10522395

12/3/2010

Justin Stuart

RWH SELENA

10550227

4/29/2011

John, Seth & Glania Trimble

S G R POLAR’S CHATTY CATHY

10554749

6/23/2011

Brandie Wright

ROLLIN R BOOTY CALL

10575423

4/16/2012

Chris Radloff

EGGS CASH IN THE BANK B364

10591301

9/10/2012

Justin Stuart

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DOB

10569650 10609868 10493298 10562879 10470114 10595985 10485042

2/14/2012 0314/2013 02/4/2010 10/23/2011 10/31/2008 01/2/2013 12/22/2006

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DOB

10464882

3/4/2008

Richard Norman & Sandy Hemminger

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OWNER Edward, Josh, Tonjia & Katie Mayne Chris Radloff Jonathan Walker Jonathan Walker Jerrimy & Shelley Clark Carol S Lloyd Ryan Throckmorton

SIRE OF MERIT NAME AJBG AGNEW GRAND RUEHL-R

OWNER Curtis & Linda Prime


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3x

6x

Back Cover

Color

$1,300

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Color

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N/A

N/A

Center Spread

Color

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$1,250

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Color

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$950

$900

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Color

$800

$775

$750

Two Thirds

Color

$575

$550

$525

Half Page

Color

$475

$450

$425

Third Page

Color

$300

$300

$275

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Color

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$250

$225

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Color

N/A

N/A

$300

Business Card

B/W

N/A

N/A

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Two Thirds

7.625 x 6.5

8.375 x 7

8.625 x 7.125

Half Page

7.625 x 4.9

8.375 x 5.5

8.625 x 5.625

Third Page

5x5

N/A

N/A

Quarter Page

3.75 x 4.9

N/A

N/A

Business Card

2.25 x 1.25

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N/A

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