Joan proposes using this picture of Stumphollo Zenith, her beautiful BG doe, on the postcard that we’ll hand out to interested people at the 2013 ADGA convention.
Comments? Other photo candidates? Please let Joan know (email@example.com) as soon as you can!
The 2013 GGBoA Virtual Show is nearly here! The deadline to submit your entries is the end of this month, August 31, 2013. That means you only have two more full weekends to spend grooming, clipping, polishing, and photographing your Guernseys!
The show is open to all American-bred Guernsey Goats. To enter the show, submit a GGBoA Virtual Show Entry Form along with digital photos of your goat to Teresa Casselman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Entry fees are $5 per class for GGBoA members/$10 per class for non-members and should be sent via Paypal to Joan Stump at email@example.com.
For information about the required photo angles, refer to the Virtual Show Photo Angles document. For a class list and complete show rules, see GGBoA Virtual Show Class List and Rules.
To qualify, all fees, forms, and photos must be submitted by August 31, 2013.
We can’t wait to see your beautiful Guernseys!
Well, summer is here for sure…. Kidding is over, for the most part…. field work is underway on the farms… hay is being stashed in the barn for this winter. Goat clubs across the nation are putting on their annual shows… and soon, the fairs will also be offering a chance to show.
Some of the SE fairs may have an open show for goats… which will offer an excellent chance for our Guernseys to be seen by both the public and other goatkeepers. We have had several folks do this in the past few years and had a lot of positive interest shown in this new breed.
With this in mind, it is also the time to take photos to enter into the upcoming GGBoA Virtual Show, open to any and all registered Guernsey goats in the U.S. It would be nice to see a good showing of Guernseys from around the country. This sort of thing gives everyone a chance to see how our breeding programs are going and also a chance to look at the dams and sisters of any new herd sire one is looking to acquire.
Hopefully, many of you will take advantage of this great opportunity to show off your Guernseys.
Here we are again, Spring… Warm air, flowers, leaves…… and kids, kids, lots of kids…… I know that many of you are already in the midst of kidding season… while here on the east coast, I’ve yet to start. I am at that point in time where I can’t wait for the first kids, yet dreading the start of the hectic weeks that will ensue… filled with too early mornings and way late night feedings.
Interest in the Guernsey goat continues to grow… with folks from all areas of the country contacting our breeders or joining the open ggoats list. We also have several commercial herds setting up, either to provide fluid milk or to make cheeses. I have one such right in my back yard, that is gearing up to do cheeses and Greek style yoghurt. There are also folks, new to breeding goats, although experienced in other livestock, who want to help develop Guernseys in the US, as a way to preserve the genetics of the Golden Guernsey goats.
It’s been an eventful several months for the GGBoA.. what with the first Virtual Show, which went quite well. The publicity from this show has stirred up even more interest amongst the goat world; and several other publications have subsequently printed articles about the Guernsey goat. I am told that plans are already in the works for an upcoming 2nd Virtual Show later this year. So get your cameras ready and take some good pics of your Guernseys, so you can enter too.
In September, GGBOA held its first virtual show. Judges were Julie Matthys, Karen Smith, and Gary Whitehead, and show organizers were Sara Dzimianski and Teresa Casselman. Five GGBOA members and one non-member participated with 16 entries in 9 classes. Photos of Champions are below.
Breeder/Owner: Sara Dzimianski
Grand Champion SR & FB Doe
Best Doe in Show
Owner/Breeder: Teresa Casselman
Junior Champion HB1, HB2, BG Doe
Breeder: Diane Gray
Owner: Katie Morgan
Grand Champion HB1, HB2, BG Doe
Breeder: Kate Posey
Owner: Teresa Casselman
Grand Champion HB2 & BG Buck