During the Hawaii State Farm Fair at Kualoa Ranch on Oahu in July, HSGA board members promoted our sheep and goat industry to many visitors. Several asked where to purchase sheep or goats and also where to find local meat products. If you as a seller have interest in being promoted at Taste of the Range in Waimea this September and at the Hawaii Ag conference in October, then please renew your membership or join HSGA if you haven’t done so already. The Hawaii Ag conference is expected to draw 600 attendees from across the state.
Over 40 attendees came to the Parasite Management Workshop with Dr. Christie Balcomb in June. Most came away with their certificates to do FAMACHA scoring on their sheep and goats. Some snapshots of this event.
In February 2018, the Taste of Lamb event had great food…lamb and more. Here’s the scene:
About 80 Hampshire and Suffolk cross sheep were sheared by Loren Opstedahl (majority) and participants (minority) in the sheep shearing clinic held at Ahualoa Hog Farm in September 2017. See our shearing equipment loan policy if you need to shear your own sheep.
Ray Aina whistled and guided his dog to gather a herd of goats. They did many other herding jobs inside and outside the corral. It was held in June at Paahana Livestock corral.
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