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Leaping forward

On Feb 29, leap day, HSGA members enjoyed great food catered at Kahua Ranch. The speakers talked about different types of electric fencing, copper deficiency, changes in required animal identification and more.

Gone to Hawaii Farm fair

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 2019.  Most came away with their certificates to do FAMACHA scoring on their sheep and goats.  Some snapshots of this event.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Events

Leaping forward

Many members came to the 2020 HSGA luncheon and workshop held at Kahua Ranch on Leap day, February 29

2019 Workshop with Dr. Christie Balcomb

Dr. Christie Balcomb presented a parasite management slideshow. In the afternoon at Ahuloa Hog Farm, she demonstrated the use of FAMCHA cards to monitor sheep health. Participants received their FAMCHA certificates.

2018 Sheep and Goat workshop

The Sheep and Goat Care 101 was well attended on Oct 20, 2018. Here’s the clinic:

2018 Membership dinner

On February 17, 2018, HSGA hosted the Taste of Lamb event at Anna Ranch, Waimea. Members enjoyed the lamb dinner, meeting new friends, and many won prizes from the local businesses.

Sheep Clinic

2018 Several attendees stepped up and tried out the sheep shears at the sheep clinic this Saturday. They also discussed hoof trimming and handling sheep.

Shearing Clinic

September 2017  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. 

Showcase

The Hawaii Sheep and Goat Association’s mission is to support, improve and strengthen Hawaii’s sheep and goat community by providing a network, coordinating educational and promotional events and serving as a unified voice to represent sheep and goat producers in Hawaii.  The focus of our educational and promotional work to foster and encourage the breeding, raising, showing and marketing of sheep and goats and sheep and goat products as well as good grazing management.  

    Membership

    Membership period runs from January 1st through December 31st of each year.

    New member registration runs from January 1st through May 31st. After that new member registration is closed until January of the next year.

    Please subscribe to our email list so you can get notified when new member registration reopens and to receive HSGA’s newsletters.

    What does membership offer?

    ~ Permission to sell your animals through our classified ad section

    ~ Annual workshop, topics include shearing, animal care and more

    ~ Listing and photos of your farm is promoted on our website (contact bsheep234 at yahoo.com)

    ~ Shearing equipment available for a fee.  See our loaning policy.

    Our Membership types

    REGULAR MEMBER ($25.00)

    – Any producer of sheep or goats who has an interest in sheep or goats in the state of Hawai’i can become a member.  Each member agrees to Constitution and By-Laws of the Association and must pay such membership fees and meet such other conditions as may be prescribed by the Board of Directors.   Membership in the Hawaii Sheep and Goat Association will have one vote per membership.

     YOUTH MEMBER ($5.00)

    –  Any youth members active in FFA or 4-H desiring membership in the Association

     ASSOCIATE MEMBER ($25.00)

    – Any person, firm or organization interested in the advancement of educational and promotional work in connection with the production and marketing of sheep or goats and sheep or goat products may become an associate member by filing an application for such membership, obtaining due approval by the Board of Directors and submitting payment of prescribed dues.

     CORPORATE MEMBER ($50.00)

    – Any family farm or corporate farm or business involved in sheep and goat production, processing or marketing can become a member.  The Corporate Membership can be applied to up to four people discounted workshop rates.

    ALL MEMBERSHIPS ARE ANNUAL AND THE MEMBERSHIP PERIOD RUNS FROM JANUARY – DECEMBER, REGARDLESS OF WHEN YOU JOIN.

     We encourage all those interested in the organization to join.  When you join, you will receive a monthly periodical, the Sheep Industry News, which is published by the American Sheep Industry (ASI) Association.   The publication has many interesting articles including health related topics, legislative issues, and events happening on a national level.   Keep informed about the sheep industry on a National level!
    Also if you would like additional publications from ASI on lamb recipes, processing, meat cuts, wool production, etc.  As a member, we would be more than happy to send these to you.
    ASI is also in the process of starting a Goat Committee as a national organization for goat owners as well.

    To request a Membership application send an email to hisheepandgoat@gmail.com

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