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Summer 2018

OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE AMERICAN BOER GOAT ASSOCIATION


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JAD SRB LUCKY’S SMOKIN COPPER (10749903) 2018 WESTERN NATIONAL STOCK SHOW OVERALL GRAND CHAMPION We believe LUCKY’S SMOKIN COPPER became the first dappled buck to have earned the Overall Grand Champion buck honors at a major livestock show. But it does not stop there as LUCKY’S SMOKIN COPPER has an unbelievable pedigree with LK7 LUCKY DOG *Ennobled for a sire, who is the full brother to LK7 DEVIL SPOTS *Ennobled. However, where we think LUCKY’S SMOKIN COPPER’S pedigree dis�nguishes him from the balance of the dappled pack is on the maternal side which features many of the great sires of the breed including CSB BROKEN S SMOKIN HOT RUGER *Ennobled, AABG STAUS QUO *Ennobled, DCW –BO JANGLES *Ennobled, WARDS CAT IN THE HAT *Ennobled, and SWE MAIN EVENT *Ennobled.

WE WILL BE OFFERING FOR SALE A SELECT SET OF DOES BRED TO SMOKIN COPPER THIS YEAR. SEMEN FROM SMOKIN COPPER WILL BE OFFERD ON VERY LIMITED BASIS IN 2018. Please contact Ken Baty (970) 685-1745 or Ranch Manager Ricky Farmer (970) 342-3824

Ken, Jane & Sydney Baty | Loveland, CO | sakbboergoats.com


Letter from the Editor

Crowning new champions.... This issue is always a special issue for me and for many breeders. The issue highlights the new national champions for both the open show and the junior show. It showcases the kids who dream of winning on a national level. And, it offers us new hope for an organization that is led by volunteers from across the country. These volunteers work so many hours to keep our industry progressing and moving in the right direction. So, for those of you who are stepping away this July, thank you for your service. And, to those coming aboard, thank you for taking on this endeavor. The mid-year issue is also a time for me to say thank you to the many members who pick up the publication and read it. This member-driven magazine is supported by you and the companies you use to keep your operations running on a day-to-day basis, such as feed companies and equipment dealers. My goal is to offer you a variety of options in advertising, but if you know of companies who should be talking to registered seedstock producers, give them a shout so they can benefit as well. There is a lot of rhetoric around socialism and capitalism in the main stream media these days. I am going to stay off the bandwagon but I will say one thing - each of us is running a small- to medium-sized business hoping that tomorrow gives us another day to wake up and produce the best animals we can. We, as an industry, must come together and support one another to make this happen. And, I truly believe that we have what it takes to not only make that happen, but to keep the industry growing and prospering.

Karla Blackstock

REDDEN BROTHERS LIVESTOCK 12396 W. Co. Rd. 100N Norman In 47264 www.reddenbro.com reddenbro@aol.com

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2018-2019 AMERICAN BOER GOAT ASSOCIATION

Board of Directors REGION 9: DERIC WETHERELL (EC) PRESIDENT: dpwether@yahoo.com REGION 13: KATHY DAVES-CARR (EC) VICE-PRESIDENT: dxdarlin1@yahoo.com REGION 14: DENISE CRABTREE TREASURER: adcrabtree@horizonview.net REGION 16: SARA DAVIS (EC) SECRETARY: csdavis@oakhollowlivestock.com REGION 1: KIMBERLY LIEFER • kimberly@aaprinaacres.com REGION 2: SCOTT PRUETT • eieiowefarms@yahoo.com REGION 3: CLARK HUINKER • chuinker@fmtvets.com REGION 4: KEVIN RICHMOND krichmond6896@gmail.com REGION 5: KENNY ELWOOD (EC) • kennyelwood@hotmail.com REGION 6: RANDY DUSEK • lazystranch@yahoo.com REGION 7: LINDA WEST • ll-west@sbcglobal.net REGION 8: ROBERT WASHINGTON (EC) • robert.washington64@gmail.com REGION 10: JOSH STEPHANS (EC) • jcstephans@yahoo.com REGION 11: JESSE CORNELIUS (EC) • jcornelius@nettleton.k12.ms.us REGION 12: KIM MORGAN • km4881@gmail.com REGION 15: SUSAN BURNER • wvburners@comcast.net

*EC DENOTES EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEMBER

2018 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 CIERRA MARTINEZ, Support Staff • cierra@abga.org PAMELA O'DELL, Support staff • pamela@abga.org

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

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Letter from the President Hello fellow ABGA members, I am extremely humbled to be selected by my fellow board members to lead our great organization again. I would like to thank our outgoing directors for their service to the organization; Jeremy Church, Paul Grafe and Dawn Steward. I would also like to thank our past president, Cindy Westfall, for her service and all she has helped the organization achieve especially her involvement in the JABGA Regional Series. All four of these folks have had some major contributions in helping our association succeed and I thank them whole heartedly for that. I would also like to welcome the newly elected directors; Randy Dusek, Kevin Richmond and Linda West. Thank you to everyone on the board and also our members for believing in me and electing me. Congratulations to all of our winners at the 2018 ABGA National Show!!! Thank you to all of the sponsors and vendors that helped make it a success. Also a huge thank you to the office staff, superintendents, judges, national show committee, exhibitors and the many volunteers for being a part of the 2018 National Show. An event like this is not possible without the contributions of everyone pitching in and coming together to make it happen. With the number of entries and animals exhibited in the junior and open shows up this year, we were pushing near record numbers. I want to personally thank everyone who donated and bid on the JABGA auctions and also those that have supported our youth. The youth is the future of our industry and we strive to develop and grow them into the fine young adults that they are becoming. The excitement around the JABGA program has been tremendous and we hope to build on that again this year!!! We are optimistic about the future and looking forward to new endeavors of the organization. We have a signed contract and plan to break ground in the next 30 days on the new office building, and we are excited about the completion next year. We are nearing programming completion to expand the breed registry to include percentages on bucks and lower percentage does and allow registration of their progeny thus offering more opportunities for our members. We have also been gathering information and considering data processing sources to include essential data on our animals for breed improvement. We continue to seek ideas from our members as we look for additional avenues to benefit more members. Please contact your director and bring information forward so we can continue to grow the organization. We value all of our members and look forward to positive suggestions to move forward in our industry. I am looking forward to another exciting year of serving the ABGA and helping our members!! Deric Wetherell President ABGA Board of Directors


In This Issue OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE AMERICAN BOER GOAT ASSOCIATION

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Affiliates

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CEO's Messge

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JABGA Information

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Breed Standards 101

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Standouts

Photo by Pearl's Pics

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12 Ambassador to the Breed 14 Toxic Plants 16 JABGA National Show Results 24 JABGA National Show Results

ABOUT THE COVER The ABGA and JABGA numbers were near record highs. This large class in the Junior's show was one of many large classes with stiff competition at the 2018 National Show.

CONTACT

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PUBLISHER

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

28 Calendar of Events 32 Insects and your Herd 33 Bluetongue in Goats 34

Heat Stress in Goats

35

Classifieds

36 Photos from around the ABGA

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AMERICAN BOER GOAT ASSOCIATION

Affiliates Program

Boer Goat Association of North Carolina Contact: Kelly Clark PO Box 36479; Greensboro, NC 27416 Email: KellyClark@triad.rr.com Serving States: North Carolina

Northern California Meat Goat Association Contact: Carl McCosker PO Box 553 Gridley, CA 95948 Email: ncmga@yahoo.com 530-205-7922

Keystone Goat Producers Association 125 Ivy Drive, Middletown, PA 17057 Email: camstoys@comcast.net Serving States: Pennsylvania, Maryland, Ohio, Virginia, West Virginia, New Jersey, New York

Tall Corn Meat Goat Wether Assoc, Inc Contact: James Shepard 4458 32nd St; Grinnell IA 50112 Email: dcc3200@gmail.com Website: www.meatgoatwether.com Serving States: Iowa

Illinois Meat Goat Producers 779 CR 800 E; Tolono, IL 61880 Email: dpwether@yahoo.com website: www.ilmeatgoat.org Serving States: Illinois, Missouri, Wisconsin, Indiana

Snake River Meat Goat Association 24617 Cemetery Rd.; Middleton ID 83644 Email: srmga@outlook.com Serving States: Idaho, Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, Montana, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico •

Indiana Boer Goat Classic 7974 East 100 South Elwood, IN 46978 Email: treasurer@indianaboergoat.org Website: www.indianaboergoat.org The objectives of the ABGA Affiliate program include: • To provide resources at the local clubs level • To provide networking opportunities for the local clubs • To attract and retain goat producers • To assist with educational opportunities • To cultivate grassroots input from local clubs Local clubs benefit from joining the group of recognized affiliates by receiving: •

Listing on the Affiliate page of The Boer Goat including a short description

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• • • • • • •

Listing on the Affiliate section of ABGA website with description of club’s mission Listing of club events (shows and educational events) on the ABGA Event Calendar Monthly listing of new ABGA members in the Affiliate’s area Eligibility to receive ABGA promotional and educational material for club events Eligibility for educational funds Eligibility for cost share programs Membership matching funds at the end of each year Opportunities for future programs

Affiliates have the opportunity to apply for funds to conduct educational seminars in their area. They can apply for cost share programs such as a display booth for the club. At the end of each year, membership rosters of the local affiliate will be matched with the membership roster of the association. The affiliate will receive a membership match of $1.00 per match for each person who is a member of both the affiliate and the ABGA. The affiliates are notified of future programs as they become available.


is needed for us to The 2018 ABGA Nabegin the registration tional shows in Grand under the new perIsland, NE featured centage rules. We are 2102 entries and more optimistic that the first than 300 exhibitors in of these registrations what was a VERY comwill begin shortly after petitive show. My hats the new rule takes off to the exhibitors effect. Please feel free for bringing a super to communicate any set of goats, as well glitches you might as to the volunteers encounter once we and staff that made launch as with many this show a reality. programing changes Our National Show there are typically a provides a wonderful few minor issues that opportunity for both Superintendents: Jesse Cornelius, Robert Washington and Jessie Kimmell are not identified until old and new breeders it is actually put in play. to view many herds in Several have inquired about showing percentage bucks. a single setting. Many are already projecting the 2019 show to be a larger and grander event so be sure to be there if you To date this has not been approved by the Board of Directors. Bear in mind that there is a considerable cost to adding a new missed this one. division to the roughly 350 ABGA sanctioned shows put on There has been a great deal of reflection since the shows annually. I suspect that funds earned via the registrations of conclusion by both ABGA / JABGA leadership as they conpercentage bucks would need to meet or exceed the cost tinue to look for ways to improve. Several members of the of adding them to our current show format before showing ABGA board and staff received positive feedback on the expanded JABGA format as well as suggestions to be consid- them is considered. Ultimately, the BOD will dictate when and if percentage bucks are shown as we move forward. ered for improvement. A special thank you should go out to Look for the audited financial summary to be published the sponsors, exhibitors, volunteers, and especially to Aaron, Deric and Cindy who have devoted hours upon hours of their in the next issue. As reported in the annual membership meeting, the ABGA was profitable in 2017 with membership time to the Jr Regional Show Program this past year. and registrations numbers again exceeding the prior year’s In the past, the ABGA has offered members the option to document percentage bucks with a “RECORD OF PEDIGREE” numbers. Once more, I would like to thank all those who played a that was nothing more than a lineage record of a given anipart in making the ABGA / JABGA National Shows a success in mal. These papers did not allow you to register any progeny 2018 and to ask you to be patient as we make some really big that were sired by one of these bucks. This will not change changes to the registry this fall. when the new percentage buck pedigrees come into play. The restrictions that were in place when these papers were issued will not be modified. We are in the process of phasing out the “RECORD OF PEDIGREE” option to avoid any confusion it might cause as the ABGA moves forward with a new improved percentage buck registry. Effective August 15, 2018, the new percentage registry rules will go into effect. Actual registration of the animals under the expanded percentage rules platform will be offered once the modification to our present database rules can be completed by ABRI. The ABGA is presently working with ABRI to convert the 750,000 records in the current database to a numeric value vs. our old herd book values, these values

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JUNIOR AMERICAN

BOER GOAT ASSOCIATION

2018 JABGA Scholarship Recipients

2018-2019 JABGA Board of Directors

Samantha Marie Philips Nick R Smith Morganne Leigh Savage Makenzie Grayce Flach Jona Kaye Fletcher Jeremy Wyatt Ellis Rachel Marie Rolando Franklin Dean Burner Marissa Mary Schultz Allison Taylor Binkley

Clint Demmitt– President Morganne Savage – Vice President Halie McCloud – Secretary Jacob Tipton – Treasurer Savannah Hughes – Reporter Area 1

Grace Coulston – Dayton, WA Halie McCloud- Oregon City, OR

Area 2

Savannah Hughes – Urbana, IL Jacob Doedtman – Beecher City, IL

Area 3

Frank Burner- Inwood, WV Seth (SJ) Goodwin – Lewisburg, WV

Area 4

Jacob Tipton – Lascassas, TN Morganne Savage – Harrison, AR

Area 5

Kailee Jo Jones – Merkel, TX Clint Demmitt – Bridgeport, TX

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New ELD Propositions Introduced - Keeping You Informed... On June 13, Rep. Ted Yoho (R-Fla.) introduced a bipartisan bill with Rep. Collin Peterson (D-Minn.) called the Transporting Livestock Across America Safely (TLAAS) Act- H.R 6079. Yoho, who is a veterinarian in Florida, took the lead on the TLAAS after a version of the same bill was supported by 11 Senators in late-May. The safe transportation of livestock is an essential part of feeding America,” Yoho says. “This legislation provides needed flexibility to improve the safety and efficiency of livestock haulers across rural America. Moreover, it reduces the stress of travel on livestock, particularly during the summer and winter months,” Peterson says. (Press Release Courtesy of Congressman Ted Yoho.)

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ABGA Breed Standards 101 Why is pigment so important? by Karla Blackstock

Hairless areas, such as the eyelids and under the tail must have at least 75% pigmentation, with 100% pigmentation preferred in both Fullblood and Percentage animals to prevent sunburn and skin cancer. Any color of pigmentation is acceptable other than pink or white, including rose-color or light tan. Disqualification: Less than 75% pigmentation on hairless areas. The ABGA Standards are put in place based off of genetic or hereditary traits that are either desirable or have some undesirable quality. In 2018, the standard for pigment was increased on percentage does. Pigment under the tail head is a trait that helps prevent squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), which is cancerous tumor. Perineal squamous cell carcinoma is found on, well, the perianal region under the tail where pigment covers the light-colored skin. The origin, however, can be caused by a number of reasons, including genetics of skin pigmentation, ultraviolet (UV) light exposure, viruses and age. Lesions of SCC in small ruminants have been reported worldwide, predominantly in hot climates and high UV light exposure. Perineal tumors provide significant challenges for goats. They interfere with defecation and urination, myiasis, and can result in economic losses. The only treatment options include cryotherapy and surgery, if caught in the early stages. Just as in cancer in humans, there is Sullivan’s no cure and prevention is the most important • Amplifies Hair Dimension & Shine. way to keep your goats safe. In the case of • Works on all hair types in all temperatures. perianal SCC, keeping goats with as much pigment as possible is the best way to reduce the chances of developing the cancer. The ABGA recently tightened the parameters on pigment (January 2018), and accordSullivan’s ing to ABGA certified judge and Board of Director Jesse Cornelius, "The pigment critically important in breeding goats because of • Boost metabolic fat the heritability of the trait, he said. "We must burning for fresher remember we are producing seed stock for appearance. commercial producers and it is economically important to keep these animals in production. Skin cancer will cut the productivity of an animal by multiple years." Sullivan’s For many commercial herds, grazing time Mini 360 Smart Brush • Now Available in 6” Design spent in pastures exposes them to hours of • High Quality Brush Tip UV sunlight. This light is the main culprit in • Ends Covered for no blower whistle. skin cancer. Lighter pigmented goats and goats with little or no pigment are at the highest risks for skin cancer. Sullivan Supply Inc.

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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.

ENNOBLEMENTS Name

Sex

Owner

Breeder

MKT BJ’S “SHEEZ-A-HOTTIE”

Doe

Melissa & Neil Love

LAZY S-T WHAT BLING CIRP CIRCLE P CHERRIES JUBILEE MAX BOER GOATS SPOT-ON LOOK RIO VISTA BUTTONED UP IN SMOKE D227 RDLR WINDY ACRES ACADIANA CJSF ERWIN WHISKY RIVER QUEEN S G R MISS REBA OBG06 ROCKIN VANNA TST1 WINDY ACRES SQUALL LINE SLKY SMOKIN HOT RIP BA CSF SWEET DREAMS RRD SCARLETT A540 S G R ONE SMART BABE MVP WESTFALL’S SPOT ON MOUNT MADONNA DOTTIE WEST COAST MOUNT MADONNA SENORITA LUPE MW8 WESTFALL’S RED VIOLET SNSD FIRE N ICE 2M BOER GOATS 2M- SUGAR BABY MADI’S ALIBI

Doe Doe Doe Doe Doe Doe Doe Doe Doe Doe Doe Doe Doe Doe Doe Doe Doe Doe Doe Doe

RBMG REDDEN HOOTIE WHO A39

Doe

Guiseppe Paliotta Guiseppe Paliotta Guiseppe Paliotta Minda & Randy Witt Terry & Sue Taylor Natalye Scholl Juston Haynes Jason and/or Katherine Klug Brad McCall Bob Seelke John and Stephanie Gorman Jackson Bjerke Kenneth or Patricia Motes Josh Pilcher Sandra Egger Sandra Egger Chad & Nancy Steinke Chad & Nancy Steinke Aaron & Denise Crabtree Madison Fenton Thomas & Jacqueline Redden and Ike Redden

JRCN BOER GOATS I’M A LADY BAB4 UNFORGETTABLE TST1 WINDY ACRES ESPERANZA GF5 GOODWIN FARMS GO DOG GO LASSIE CAPRIOLE’S CHASING RAINBOWS

Doe Doe Doe Doe Doe

James or Rosemarie Shepard Amy & Lyndon Graber Amy & Lyndon Graber Joshua Tucker Dylan Hitner

Jack & Mary Talley Randy & Cindy Dusek, Lucinda Birkenfeld Melissa Booth Julie & Dave Maxwell Minda & Randy Witt Khi-ra Santiago MacKenzie Bonine Jeff & Sheryl Pearcy William & Melissa Orsak Terry & Sue Taylor Bob Seelke Chestnut Springs Farm Rocking R Boer Goats Kylie Detwiler Morgan Price Sandra Egger Sandra Egger Matthew Westfall James E & Sheila Smith Paul & Kim Morgan Madison Fenton Paul & Kim Morgan James or Rosemarie Shepard Bailey Bergherm Terry & Sue Taylor Bryleigh Goodwin Terry Brown


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.

ENNOBLEMENTS Name

Sex

Owner

MADI D432

Doe

JJMP POULSON FACE’S AURORA BAB5 DBL-D SIMPLY AMAZIN D78 EGGS IRON MAN Y345 LAZYE TAHOE RIO VISTA SMOKIN INFERNO AABG NBD I CAN’T DRIVE 55 GF5 GOODWIN FARMS BOSS HOG BGHF BERRY’S GH BOUDREAUX GP7 SSSFTI ZICO POWER HOUSE BF02 BJERKE FARMS DOM PERIGNON SLKY SBHC NOTHING BUTT BUSINESS TST1 WINDY ACRES SQUARE POWER EKB1 THE MYSTERY MACHINE

Doe Doe Buck Buck Buck Buck Buck Buck Buck Buck Buck Buck Buck

ROCKING C BOER GOATS KING ME 2M BOER GOATS 2M MELLO YELLO KMBG1 KING PIN S2 CRUISER DSM DBL-D ROCKSLIDE C94

Buck Buck Buck Buck Buck

Madison Fenton Thomas & Jacqueline Redden and Ike Redden Lee & Sharon Dana Guiseppe Paliotta Kirk & Vanessa Phillips II Tripp Duvall Nathan Duncan Edward, Josh, Tonjia & Katie Mayne Ed, Tonjia, Josh & Katie Mayne Guiseppe Paliotta Faith Bjerke Bob Seelke Trevor Bjerke Eden Basford

DHTBG THE FOREMAN

Rick and Misty Allen Justin Stuart Josh Pilcher Sisters II Lee & Sharon Dana Thomas & Jacqueline Redden and Ike Buck Redden Thomas & Jacqueline Redden and Ike Buck Redden

RUM FREAK OUT STONE-LEADY HONOR BOUND K1K2 AAPRINA ACRES FIRE-N-ICE CNB ITS ROCK OR BUST

Buck Buck Buck Buck

T F RAVE’S EXPRESS

BEN9 BULL SLUICE

Chris, Trisha, Kaitlyn & John Rumsey Chris Radloff Madison Fenton Richard & Melissa Nevills Thomas & Jacqueline Redden and Ike Buck Redden

Breeder Madison Fenton Jordyn Poulson Clark & Laura Huinker John or Jackie Edwards Mark & Debbie Anderson Minda & Randy Witt Nathan Duncan Seth Goodwin Jessica Berry Guiseppe Paliotta Faith Bjerke Wayne & Mary Crider Terry & Sue Taylor Eden Basford Richard & Sandy Cook, Kena Justice Joshua & Sally Kerr Kedrick Miller Sisters II Don Smith David J Thomas Kathie & Katie Diemer Chris, Trisha, Kaitlyn & John Rumsey Megan & Michael Leady Allan Luethe Richard & Melissa Nevills Heather Bender


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.

SIRE OF MERIT Name

Owner

DSL LOCKTITE WONDER LIVESTOCK PIMP JUICE PSM3 DREAMERS PRINCE GG’S BUSTIN UP THE JOINT KENMO KMF RAFEAL VIRGINIA BOER RANCH VBR THE VIRGINIAN AGNEW BO’S RE-RUN

Breeder

Shelley Coble Steve & Dale Wilson Nelson Smith Darin Clemons Terry & Jerilynn Reynolds Sharon & Phil Fullerton Rance Rue

Allison Scott Casey Adamick & Jordan Buehne Leslie Bryant Gayle Garrett Terry & Jerilynn Reynolds Gerald & Jill E Wingfield James Agnew / Brenda Larner

DOE OF EXCELLENCE Name LGF3 JOLENE XHMD AMERICAN HONEY 1HAZE ROYAL SCANDAL BOBG GOODNIGHT MAXINE KATIE ALMOND JOY

Owner

Breeder

Sharon & Phil Fullerton Hannah Darr Brody Hazelbaker Tom Moore Family Ed, Tonjia, Josh & Katie Mayne

Sharon & Phil Fullerton Hannah Darr Bryan & Amy Hazelbaker Chris, Trisha, Kaitlyn & John Rumsey Edward, Josh, Tonjia & Katie Mayne

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Robert Duke Ambassador to the Breed by Karla Blackstock

Robert Duke of Utopia, Texas, is one of the most influential individuals in the Boer Goat industry. This humble rancher doesn't credit himself with shaping today's meat goat industry. But, don't let his humility fool you. Duke helped bring in some of the country's first live Boer Goats and worked in leadership roles in the association. "The first South African goats came in through Poland," Duke said. "Buck #29 was one of the best in the breed." The first imports were only identified by numbers. These numbers are recalled easily for Duke. "Number 1021, 1032 and 1020 were some of the best imported embryos," he said. Over the years, Duke was influential in the industry as a rancher and as president of the American Boer Goat Association from 2003-2006. During this critical time frame, the association was educating the public about this newly imported breed. "During the first years, we had some great county agents, breeders and advocates." Duke recalls the many seminars put on by the industry in hopes of educating the public about the industry as a whole. Duke said it was just as important in 2003 as it is in 2018 to look at the industry from all sides. "Understanding that the meat goat is just that -- a meat goat, is so important to [producers]," he said. Duke said that the rugid, hearty Boer goat is alive and well on many ranches. "I run about 500 head and they can be very hearty animals," continued Duke. It is this heartiness is one of the characteristics that Duke said that our future generations must continue to strive for. "In order for the goats to survive long-term as an industry, they have to be able to survive in all types of terrains," he said. With goat ranches ranging from 2 to 2,000 acres, the Boer goat must be bred to survive in all types of environments. "We changed a lot of characteristics 12 - The Boer Goat


about the Boer goat, both good and bad," he said, "But, one thing we've managed to keep is the amount of meat on the carcass." One of Duke's biggest concerns for the industry is the ability to look outside of the showring or the pasture. "We have to look at the industry as a whole," he said. "While there may be some lines that are bred specifically for the show ring, there will always be some who ultimately hit the slaughter house. And, selling by the pound instead of by the number, like Spanish goats, is critical to the survivability of the meat goat producer."

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Toxic Plants While most animals are naturally inclined to not eat poisonous plants, there are times when goats may ingest some plants that are toxic. One example is sorghum. While sorghum is great for hay storage and silage, there are times during the plant's lifecycle sorghum can produce the cyanide. The following lists are plants that may be toxic at all times or at just some stages of life. If your goats have access to any of these plants, ask your local veterinarian or extension agent for clarificatoin on the individual plant and its effects on goats.

Alkaloid Containing Plants

According to Texas A&M Extension, these plants are unpalatable for most wild and domestic animals. Water hemlock and poison hemlock are deadly. Poisoning rarely occurs except in early spring when young plants are accidentally eaten. Mayapple, bloodroot, pokeweed, nightshade and hellebore are other alkaloid-containing plants. They are rarely eaten except when animals are starving for better feed. Deaths from alkaloid-containing plants usually result from severe digestive disturbances, pain and nervous symptoms. Animals usually die in convulsions. Aconite Allspice Black Snake Root Bloodroot Blue Cohosh Boxwood Celandine Common Poppy Crotalaria Crow Poison Death Camas Dicentra False Hellebore False Jessamine Fume Wort Hellebore Hemp Horse Nettle Indian Hemp Indian Poke Jimson Weed Larkspur Lobelia Lupines Marjiuana Monkshood Moonseed Nightshade Pink Death Camas Posion Darnel Poison Hemlock Poison Rye Grass Rattleweed Rock Poppy Senecio Spider Lily Spotted Cowbane Spotted Water Hemlock Stagger Grass Staggerweed Sweet Shrub Thorn Apple Varebells Wild Parsnip Wolfs-Bane Yellow Jessamine

Cyanogenetic Containing Plants

The following plants are usually deadly to goats when consumed in a damaged or frozen state. According to Cornell University, cyanogens are glycosides that contain both a sugar, and a cyanide-containing aglycone. They can be hydrolyzed by enzymatic action releasing HCN(Hydrogen cyanide), which is a very potent toxin. This in turn inhibits the terminal respiratory enzyme, cytochrome oxidase. Arrow Grass Black Locust Blue Cohosh Broomcarn Buckeye Cherry Choke Cherry Corn Cockle Dogbane Elderberry Hemp Horse Nettle Indian Hemp Ivy Johnson Grass Kafir Laurel Leucothoe Lily of the Valley Maleberry Marijuana Milkweed Milo Nightshade Oleander Rhododendron Sevenbark Silver Sneezewood Sorghum Stagger Brush Sudan Grass Velvet Grass White Snakeroot Wild Black Cherry Wild Hydrangea

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Plants That Cause Physical Injury

Some plants, while they are not poisonous, can cause damage to the goat in other ways. For example, thorny or spiky plants can puncture or tear a goat's internal organs. Other plants that are stringy can tangle up inside a goat's intestines, causing intestinal blockages and other difficulties.

Saponin Containing Plants

Saponins are naturally occurring glycosides whose active portions are soluble in water and produce foam (reducing the surface tension of water). The name comes from Saponaria, soapwort, the root of which has been used as a soap (Latin sapo, soap). The chemical composition of some saponins is very similar to that of hormones, their aglycones being choline steroids. Some saponins contain a triterpenoid aglycone. Their structure is very similar to that of cardiac glycosides. Bitter taste (triterpenoid aglycones contain glucuronic acid in place of sugar and are detectable by sweet taste: liquorice). Saponins cause growth depression in poultry and swine; bloat in ruminants. Aglycones increasing the permeability of membranes can cause haemolysis by destroying the membranes of red blood-cells, thus releasing hemoglobin. This hemolytic activity of saponins varies considerably from plant to plant. Protoplasts are also affected. Cholesterin inactivates saponosides in humans, only our mucus membranes are badly affected. Used in sneezing powder and as an emetic -> irritate the membranes of respiratory and digestive tracts, this local irritant effect is helpful in pectoral syrups and tisanes to facilitate expectoration. Many plants containing saponosides are diuretic. In humans, the effect disappears within a week following the neutralizing action of cholesterin. Some saponins (e.g. those in oats and spinach) increase and accelerate the body's ability to absorb some active compounds e.g. calcium and silicon assisting in digestion. Bagpod Soapwort

Coffee Weed

Purple Sesban

Rattlebox

Photosensitizing Plants

Photosensitization occurs when an animal consumes a plant that contains properties which allow the plant to interact with sunlight. If a goat eats a photosensitizing plant, the goat could become overly susceptible to sunburn or heat stroke. Buckwheat Goat Weed Klamath Weed Lantana Rape St. John's Wort

Resin Containing Plants

Christmas trees contain resin, and many people feed leftover Christmas trees to goats when Christmas season has ended. This may not be such a good idea, as new research indicates plants containing resin could have delayed effects and be the cause of miscarriage in pregnant goats.

Other Toxic Plants

These plants all have different properties that make them toxic in their own way. Clover Cocklebur Downy Broome Grass Sand Bur Inkberry Poke Weed Squirrel Tail Grass Pine Trees Baneberry Buttercups Ponderosa Pine Needles Crowfoot Ground Ivy Lobelia Snakeberry Spurge White Cohosh

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JABGA

National Show

Grande Island, NE June 2018

d n a n ti r a M n e l G Judges: Catherine Riley

National Grand Champion Percentage Doe & Champion Yearling Percentage Doe Seth Goodwin with 5FG GF5 GOODWIN FARMS ROCKING B

National Reserve Grand Champion Percentage Doe & Champion Junior Percentage Doe Tanner Dahnke with BOBG STARRY NIGHT

National Grand Champion Fullblood Doe & Champion Junior Fullblood Doe Aaron Yoakum with ADVBG OUTLANDISH JEWEL

National Reserve Grand Champion & Champion Junior Fullblood Doe Piper Fisher with RBMG SWEET AFFECTION

National Grand Champion Buck & Champion Junior Buck Paige Pence with AFB2 MY PRETTY PONY

National Reserve Champion Buck & Champion Junior Buck Sydney Baty with SAKB RANSOM

Grand Champion Junior Percentage Doe Raelynn Butler with MFR1 MFR1/2DOX CHEEKY MONKEY

Reserve Champion Yearling Percentage Doe Kenzie Glenny with SLKY SO BE IT

Reserve Champion Senior Percentate Doe Sierra Baker with KNOXL WALKING K ABSOLUTLY JUST


Grand Champion Yearling Fullblood Doe Emma Rethans with KMBG1 ROSE

Reserve Champion Yearling Fullblood Doe Tanner Dahnke with OAW CHECK PLEASE

Grand Champion Senior Fullblood Doe Madison Baughman (Reis) with R4R/ALC1 RED NECK ROSE

Reserve Champion Yearling Buck Haylee O'Brien with NF3 NEWTON FARMS X MARKS THE SP

Grand Champion Yearling Buck Haylee O'Brien with SLKY THAT'S A FACT JACK

Grand Champion Senior Buck Eden Basford with EKB1 THE MYSTERY MACHINE

Reserve Champion Senior Buck Andrea Taylor with KTM OUTLANDER

Grand Best Pair of Percentage Doe KidsMaddie Boyd

Reserve Best Pair of Percentage Doe KidsNatalye Scholl


Grand Best Pair of Percentage Does One Year or Older- Matthew Westfall

Reserve Best Pair of Percentage Does One Year or Older – Kailee Jo Jones

Grand Produce of Percentage Dam- Sierra Baker

Reserve Grand Produce of Percentage Dam – Jacob Weist

Grand Percentage Get of Sire- Seth Goodwin/ Jacob Weist

Reserve Percentage Get of Sire- Jacob Tipton

Grand Premier Percentage ExhibitorNatalye Scholl

Reserve Premier Percentage ExhibitorSydney Baty

Grand Best Pair of Senior Bucks- Haylee O’Brien

Grand Best Pair of Kids, Both Sexes Represented- Paige Pence

Reserve Best Pair of Kids, Both Sexes Represented- Aaron Yaokum

Grand Produce of Fullblood Dam- Bailey Brumfield


Reserve Produce of Fullblood Dam- Eden Basford

Grand Get of Sire- Matthew Westfall

Reserve Get of Sire- Bailey Brumfield

Reserve Breeders Herd- Matthew Westfall

Premier Full Blood Breeder- Matthew Westfall

Overall Premier Exhibitor- Sydney Baty

NOT PICTURED: Reserve Champion Senior Fullblood Doe Sydney Baty and PON WHITE OAK FARM STARSTRUCK Grand Champion Senior Percentage Doe Sydney Baty with SAKB JAZZY'S MOON Grand Best Pair of Doe Kids- Piper Fisher Top: ABGA Judges | Bottom: JABGA Judges/ Not pictured JABGA Bred & Owned Judge Cooper Bounds

Reserve Best Pair of Senior Does- Sydney Baty Grand Best Pair of Buck Kids- Piper Fisher Reserve Best Pair of Buck Kids- Jackson Bjerke Grand Best Pair of Senior Bucks- Jake Lammers

Reserve Best Pair of Doe Kids- Bailey Brumfield Grand Breeders Fullblood Herd- Piper Fisher Reserve Premier Fullblood Exhibitor- Piper Fisher


JABGA Overall Results Fitting Contest Junior Champion Reserve

Senior Kenzie Glenny/McKenna Gay Champion Kiera Rogers/Raegan Rogers Reserve

Carson Wheeler/Emma Rethans Aaron Yoakum/Grace Day

High Point Individual NATIONAL SHOW Junior Intermediate Senior

Grand Champion: Wyatt Stevens Grand Champion: Bretton Basford Grand Champion: Seth Goodwin

Reserve Champion: Riley Witherspoon Reserve Champion: Mathew Westfall Reserve Champion: Nicol Falk

OVERALL HIGH POINT INDIVIDUAL per Division JABGA REGIONAL SHOW SERIES Junior Intermediate Senior

Riley Witherspoon Bretton Basford Seth Goodwin

OVERALL HIGH POINT INDIVIDUAL JABGA REGIONAL SHOW SERIES Grand Champion Reserve Grand Champion

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Junior Junior Junior Intermediate Intermediate Intermediate Senior Senior Senior Junior Junior Junior Intermediate Intermediate Intermediate Senior Senior Senior Junior Junior Junior Intermediate Intermediate Intermediate Senior Senior Senior Junior Junior Junior Intermediate Intermediate Intermediate Senior Senior Senior

Exhibitor Khloe Cutters Wyatt Stevens Kolton DuBose Bretton Basford Cathryn Swartz Matthew Westfall Hannah Kidder Eden Basford Lucian McIntire Riley Witherspoon Boston Stapleton Mylee Yang Logan Hollen Bretton Basford Cash Martinez Seth Goodwin ReAnna Dunap Nicole Falk Wyatt Stevens Riley Witherspoon Khloe Cutters Bretton Basford Logan Hollen Matthew Westfall Seth Goodwin Aaron Yoakum Nicole Falk Wyatt Stevens Khloe Cutters Faithlynn Scholl Tassi Jo Fadely Arianna Lundgren Bretton Basford Nicole Falk Jacob Tipton Carson Wheeler


JABGA

National Show

Grande Island, NE June 2018

\ s d n u o B r e p o o C : e g Jud Bred & Owned

National Bred & Owned Grand Champion Percentage Doe and Champion Yearling Seth Goodwin with 5FG GF5 GOODWIN FARMS ROCKING B

National Bred & Owned Reserve Grand Champion Percentage Doe and Junior Percentage Doe Raelynn Butler with MFR1 MFR1/2DOX CHEEKY MONKEY

National Bred & Owned Grand Champion Fullblood Doe and Yearling Fullblood Doe Austin Chamness with 2MBG ACE'S SPOT ON

National Bred & Owned Reserve Grand Champion & Champion Junior Fullblood Doe Emma Rethans with EVR1 TST1 HOOKAH MOLLY

National Bred & Owned Champion Buck & Champion Senior Buck Eden Basford with EKB1 THE MYSTERY MACHINE

National Bred & Owned Reserve Champion Buck & Champion Yearling Buck Matthew Sinclair with MTS1 MONSTERS MONEY PIT

Bred & Owned Grand Champion Yearling Percentage Doe Rachel Rolando with RBGS STAR OF THE SHOW

Bred & Owned Reserve Champion Yearling Percentage Doe Sydney Baty with SAKB Harper

Bred & Owned Grand Champion Senior Percentage Doe Sydney Baty with SAKB Jazzy's Moon


Bred & Owned Reserve Champion Junior Fullblood Doe Mackenzie Pruett with PRU SHES A LIL' RUNAWAY

Bred & Owned Grand Champion Yearling Fullblood Doe Eden Basford with EKB1 BASFORD'S CASH ME OUSSIDE

Bred & Owned Champion Senior Fullblood Doe Cathryn Swartz with CLC3 WOMEN OF WONDER "WOW" NOT PICTURED: Bred & Owned Reserve Grand Champion Senior Fullblood Doe Austin Bergstrom with AMB22 Jessie Bred & Owned Reserve Champion Junior Buck Emma Rethans with EVR1 TST1 PAINT MY PARTY

Bred & Owned Champion Junior Fullblood Buck Seth Goodwin with GF5 GOODWIN FARMS MOUNTAIN MAN

Bred & Owned Grand Champion Yearling Buck Darin Clemons with DCKM POST ROCK CASHIN N THE CHI

Left: Awards for the JABGA members were set up and given out at the ABGA Awards Banquet at the 2018 National Show. Right: Awards for the JABGA National Show are set out for winners on the day of the show.


ABGA

National Show

Grande Island, NE June 2018

, e e L ty s u R , tt e m m a H k c i N : s e g d Ju and Josh Taylor

National Grand Champion Percentage Doe & Champion Yearling Percentage Doe Haylee O'Brien with MH01 S. CMFTRNCH SO HOW 'BOUT T

National Reserve Grand Champion Percentage Doe & Champion Senior Percentage Doe Bob Seelke with SLKY SBHC RAINY DAY WOMEN

National Grand Champion Fullblood Doe & Champion Junior Fullblood Doe Joe & Barbie Teel with ADVBG CATHERINE THE GREAT NGC-1

National Reserve Grand Champion & Grand Champion Senior Fullblood Doe Thomas & Jacqueline Redden and Ike Redden with RBMG REDDEN SKY'S THE LIMIT

National Grand Champion Buck & Grand Champion Yearling Buck Joe & Barbie Teel with PFW SHOW ME BOERS EMPIRE

National Reserve Champion Buck & Grand Champion Yearling Buck Kaden Merriman with SRF2 SHAMROCKS FINAL DESIGN

Grand Champion Junior Percentage Doe Bailey Bergherm with BAB4 BAHAMA MAMA

Reserve Champion Junior Percentage Doe Nicole Hobby with HOBY HOBBY FLYING WONDER H1809

Reserve Champion Yearling Percentage Doe Madeline Curdie with RBMG ANNABELLE


Reserve Champion Senior Percentate Doe Madison Fenton with MADI TIA

Reserve Champion Senior Fullblood Doe Madison Fenton with CAPRI CAPRIOLE'S PERFECTLY POSH

Reserve Champion Senior Buck Eden Basford with EKB1 THE MYSTERY MACHINE

Reserve Champion Junior Fullblood Doe Faith Bjerke with BF02 BJERKE FARMS TWISTER

Grand Champion Yearling Fullblood Doe Joe & Barbie Teel with SCF5 SANDY CREEK WAR DANCER

Grand Champion Junior Buck B-Mack Farms LLC with BMACK FORTUNE COOKIE

Reserve Champion Junior Buck Paul & Kim Morgan with KODY KODYS WOODFORD'S GOLDEN DI

Grand Best Pair of Percentage Doe Kids 4-L Boer Goats

Reserve Best Pair of Percentage Doe Kids Jason Miller


Grand Best Pair of Percentage Does & Grand Produce of Percentage Dam Teresa Westmuckett

Reserve Best Pair of Percentage Does B-Square

Reserve Percentage Get of Sire & Reserve Percentage Doe Herd Melissa Love

Grand Premier Percentage Exhibitor Sydney Baty

Reserve Premier Percentage Exhibitor Ryan Throckmorton

Grand Best Pair of Doe Kids Austin Chamness

Reserve Best Pair of Doe Kids Shepherd Creek Ranch

Grand Best Pair of Does Piper Fisher

Reserve Best Pair of Does- Terry & Sue Taylor

5yr Old and Older Doe Sierra Baker

Grand Best Pair of Bucks- Kaden Merriman

Grand Produce of Dam Madison Fenton – Dust Devil Ranch


Reserve Produce of Dam Eden Basford

Grand Get of Sire Justin Stuart

Grand Breeders Fullblood Herd Terry Brown – Capriole Boer Goats

NOT PICTURED: Reserve Champion Yearling Fullblood Doe: Piper Fisher with TKGB RACHEL Reserve Premier Fullblood Exhibitor: Piper Fisher Reserve Best Pair of Kids, Both Sexes: Piper Fisher Grand Champion Senior Buck: Roger McSwain with RM 1601 COWBOY Grand Best Pair of Buck Kids: B-Mack Farms LLC Reserve Get of Sire: Wess & Lori Peterson Reserve Breeders Herd: Tom & Jackie Redden – Redden Bro. Boer Goats Reserve Best Pair of Buck Kids: Piper Fisher Grand Premier Fullblood Exhibitor: Joe and Barbie Teel Grand Percentage Get of Sire & Grand Percentage Doe Herd: Levi Dale Donald Bird Premier Breeder Award: Wess and Lori Peterson Reserve Best Pair of Bucks: Shepherd Creek Ranch Premier Sire Award- “ADVBG UNANIMOUS DECISION” Grand Best Pair of Kids, Both Sexes Represented: B-Mack Farms LLC


AMERICAN BOER GOAT ASSOCIATION

Calendar OF EVENTS 2018 Show

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Location - State

August 15-August 31

Contact

Humbolt County Fair

Aug. 16

Humbolt Co. Fairgrounds, CA

Jana Pimental

The Erie County Fair

Aug. 17

The Erie Co. Fairgrounds (NY)

Kirby Dygert

Clackamas Co. Fair (ABGA/JABGA)

Aug. 17

Clackamas Co. Event Center (OR)

Jill McCloud

Wilson County Fair

Aug .17

James E. Ward Ag Center (TN)

Mark & Debbie Anderson

State Fair of West Virginia (ABGA/JABGA) Aug. 17-18

State Fair of WV Fairgrounds (WV)

Taylor Davies

Peach State Classic

Aug. 18

Gerogia National Fairgrounds (GA)

Kim Veal

Crawford County Fair

Aug. 18

Crawford County Fair (KS)

Pennie Grotheer

2018 CSB Broken S Smokin Hot Ruger

Aug. 18-19

Cherokee Co. Fairgrounds (OK)

Mark Seabolt

Midwest Producers Classic

Aug. 18

Gage County Fairgrounds (NE)

Jamie Fugate

Iowa State Fair

Aug. 19

Iowa State Fairgrounds (IA)

Jen Cannon

Kentucky State Fair

Aug. 20

Kentucky Exposition Center (KY)

Ray Graves

North Texas Fair

Aug. 23

North Texas Fairgrounds (TX)

Wanda Roberts

Northeast Battle of the Boers

Aug. 25-26

Topsham Fairgrounds (ME)

Andrew McMullen

Maine Classic

Aug. 25-26

Windsor Fair (ME)

Scott & Denise Williams and

Desert Premier Boer Goat Show

Aug. 25

Antelope Valley Fairgrounds (CA)

Linda Erb

Ogeechee Summer Classic

Aug. 25

Screven Co. Ag Center (GA)

Lori Scott

The Great Darke County Fair

Aug. 25

Darke County Fairgrounds (OH)

Doug Hesson

Maryland State Fair (ABGA/JABGA)

Aug. 26

Maryland State Fairgrounds (MD)

Rebecca Williams

Western Idaho Fair

Aug. 26

Western Idaho Fair (ID)

Patsy Walrath

Nebraska State Fair

Aug. 26

Fonner Park (NE)

Melissa Bruhler

MN State Fair

Aug. 28

MN State Fairgrounds (MN)

Gretchen Sankoitz

Oregon State Fair

Aug. 29

Oregon State Fairgrounds (OR)

Christina Strickland

Colorado State Fair

Aug. 30

Colorado State Fairgrounds (CO)

Robyn Taft

Michigan State Fair

Aug. 31

Suburban Collection Show Place (MI)

Linda Coon

Tribute Show

LInda Prime

September Keystone Summer Finale (ABGA/JABGA) Sept. 1

Shippensburg Community Fairgrounds (PA)

Susan Burner

IMGP Fall Classic

Sept. 1-2

Edgar County 4-H Fairgrounds (IL)

Deric Wetherell

Three County Fair

Sept. 2

Three County Fair (MA)

Richard Dicey

Eastern Idaho State Fair

Sept. 5-6

Eastern Idaho State Fairgrounds (ID)

Bill Coon

Permian Basin Fair & Expo

Sept. 5

Ector County Colliseum (TX)

Larry Carroll

IMGA Fall Show

Sept. 8-9

Warren County Fairgrounds (IA)

Dawn McCrory

Rumble in the Valley (ABGA/JABGA)

Sept. 8-9

Snider Agriculture Arena (PA)

Megan Anderson

West Texas Fair & Rodeo

Sept. 8

Expo Center of Taylor County (TX)

Melissa Gonzalez

OMGP Wine Country Fall Finale

Sept. 15-16

Benton Fairgrounds (OR)

Cary Heyward

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Show

Date

Location - State

Contact

September cont.

North Carolina Mountain State Fair

Sept. 16

WNC Agricultural Center

Tamara Crain

Ohio Great Lakes Boer Goat Show

Sept. 22

Huron County Fairgrounds (OH)

Lydia Churchill

The Great Frederick Fair

Sept. 22

Frederick Fair (MD)

Richard Hovermale

Oklahoma State Fair

Sept. 22

State Fair Park (OK)

Steve Hart

Panhandle South Plains Fair

Sept. 25

Panhandle South Plains Fairgrounds (TX)

Tiffany Rowland

KILE (ABGA/JABGA)

Sept. 29-30

Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex & Expo Center

Lois Zeigler

(ABGA/JABGA)

(PA) Alabama National Fair

Sept. 29

Garrett Coliseum (AL)

Melissa Palmer

Comal County Fair

Sept. 29-30

Comal County Fairgrounds (TX)

R. Glenn Avriett

State Fair of Virginia

Sept. 29

The Meadows Event Park (VA)

David Carter

Cleveland County Fair

Oct. 2

Cleveland County Fairgrounds (NC)

Greg Traywick

SRMGA Fall Classic

Oct. 6-7

Payette County Fairgrounds (ID)

Not available

Harvest Classic

Oct. 6

Effingham Co. Fairgrounds (IL)

Rebecca Lidy

State Fair of Texas

Oct. 6

State Fair of Texas (TX)

Makayla Cromwell

Fall Classic

Oct. 6

Jeff Davis Fairgrounds (LA)

Aaron Rasberry

Tri-State Goat Producers Showdown

Oct. 6-7

Boyd County Fairgrounds (KY)

Corey Billups

Tulsa State Fair

Oct. 6-7

Tulsa State Fairgrounds (OK)

Abby Hendrickson

Georgia National Fair

Oct. 9

Georgia National Fair Grounds (GA)

Kim Veal

Goats, Music & More Festival

Oct. 12-13

Rock Creek Park (TN)

Kathy Simmons

Arkansas State Fair

Oct. 12-13

Arkansas State Fairgrounds (AR)

Sherman Lites

Minda Witt Memorial (ABGA/JABGA)

Oct. 13-14

Prowers Co. Fairgrounds (CO)

Jennifer Johnson Seltzer

OctBoer Fall Extravaganza

Oct. 13-14

Columbia County Fairgrounds (WA)

Trevor Clemens

Showdown on the Brazos

Nov. 3-4

Washington Co. Fairgrounds (TX)

October

November Tara Jurica

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Flies, Gnats and Insects by Karla Blackstock

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Bluetongue in Goats by Alex Meresinski

As more goats are run alongside sheep and cattle, diseases that are typically seen in cattle or sheep are now being transmitted across species to goats. One of these, typically seen in sheep, and now in goats, is Bluetongue. Bluetongue is not contagious from one goat to another, but rather is a non-contagious virus spread by biting insects, such as ticks and gnats. While the disease is not spread by contact between animals, the virus can be spread by contaminated objects, such as needles and surgical equipment. Bluetongue can be transferred from a doe during pregnancy to the fetus. Bluetongue can affect all species of ruminants, causing a variety of symptoms. The disease can cause ulcers, sores, painful hooves, lameness and reproductive problems. Most often, affected

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Keep goats from getting heat stressed by Alex Meresinski

tain their body temperature at a safe range, This year has been exceptionally so long as they have shade and plenty of hot for many U.S. producers. The U.S. water. In extreme heat, they will decrease Drought Monitor is showing extreme heat their grazing time and spend more time in and drought conditions across the states. the shade, especially during the heat of the While most livestock require minimal day. They will graze mostly in the evening care during the hot months of summer, and early morning hours. extended periods of heat can affect While heat stress (exhaustion or stroke) reproduction and feed efficiency. 2018 Average Summer Temperatures is not very common in goats in temperate Access to shade is critical to livestock climates, it may occur, especially if stock are handled during during these extended periods of heat; however, shelters do the hottest part of the day. Clinical signs of heat stress include not need to be complicated. If natural shade is not available, continual panting, rapid breathing, weakness, inability to stand, simple overheads (temporary or permanent) such as carports and an elevated rectal temperature (over 105ºF/40.6ºC). If rectal or plastic hutches can provide shelter for animals. Movable temperature exceeds 107ºF (41.7ºC), death may occur, as the shade structures are optimal for rotational grazing systems. animal’s cells begin to degenerate. And, remember, confined livestock need good air flow. Animals suspected of being heat-stressed should be moved Livestock should not be handled, worked, or transported to a cool, shaded area with good air circulation. The obvious during the heat of the day. If working or hauling livestock goal of treatment is to lower body temperature. Goats can be during the heat of the day cannot be avoided, keep animals cooled by applying rubbing alcohol to the area between their well hydrated, calm and as cool as possible. rear legs. Besides not being covered with hair, this area has a Under normal circumstances, livestock are able to mainlot of vascular activity. Heat-stressed animals should be offered ample water and encouraged to drink small amounts. Extreme heat can have a profound effect on productivity. It goes without saying that growth rates are reduced in hot weather, as livestock forage less and have reduced appetites. Prolonged high temperatures (above 90ºF/32.2ºC) can impair reproduction. After a buck has been affected by heat stress, it will take six to seven weeks before he produces semen that is capable of fertilization. Fully-developed sperm are less susceptible to heat stress than sperm in the developing stages. High temperatures can also be detrimental to embryo survival and fetal development. Heat stress lowers the immunity of animals, making them more susceptible to disease. It is not uncommon to see cases of pneumonia in extremely hot weather. In general, animals will have less tolerance for parasitic and www.purplevisionfeeds.com 800-888-7863 other opportunistic diseases.

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