2023 Spring Sale Recap
14th Annual SEKGA Round Up & Sale
Carroll County Ag Center, Carrollton, GA
June 16, & 17, 2023
The Southeast Kiko Goat Association held its 14 th Annual Roundup on June 16 th and 17 th in Carrollton, Georgia. This was the first time SEKGA has hosted a sale at Carroll County Ag Center.
On Friday, we had our own Austin Wiggins who recently graduated from UGA with studies in Animal Science, Agriscience, and Environmental Systems. Austin has received SEKGA-Maxwell Agri-Livestock scholarships during his course of study at UGA. It made us proud to have him leading a seminar for us in Soil and Pasture Management. We also had famacha training and certification that afternoon led by Dr. Niki Whitley from Fort Valley State University.
We had great success over the weekend raising money for our scholarship fund. Our raffle ticket sales had baskets, Wick Minerals, and Petcher seed. There was also a NZ Buck included as a scholarship raffle prize. Saturday morning, we started with our youth skill-a-thon. We had thirteen participants
this year. I love seeing the youth have a good time together. They were actually looking for the sign-up sheet! Our winner was awarded a registered Kiko doeling that was donated by Lori Hood (myself) of J & L Kikos from Clyo, Georgia.
While the kids were having fun, our adults were battling it out in our silent auction. Our members donate great items! Goat themed jewelry, European head mounts, tumblers, and the cutest crocheted goats by Pam Halliday just to name a few. I didn’t win anything, but I sure tried. All of these proceeds also go to our scholarship fund.
SEKGA had a time to fellowship before the sale over a Goat Meat Taco lunch. While lunch settled, and everyone found their perfect seat, and the Skill-a-thon winners were announced.
We had forty-one bidders on site and eighteen participants with Top Livestock. Our sale had twenty-six consigners with ninety-six live animals, and four frozen assets consigned.
- 88 NZ Does Averaging $965
- 5 Pure Bred Does Averaging $783
- 3 Bucks Averaging $600
- 4 Frozen Assets Averaging $575
Lori S Hood
Highest Selling Doe
Our high selling doe was sold for $2100 by Kraig and Suzanne Stemme of Lake Fork Kikos in Alba, Texas. She was purchased by Kay Ball from Robbins, Tennessee.
Highest Selling Buck
The high selling buck was sold by Michael Case of Cedar Valley Acres from Forsyth, Georgia for $600. He was purchased by Noah Steed from Bowden, Georgia.
Saturday morning, we started with our youth skill-a-thon. We had thirteen participantsthis year. I love seeing the youth have a good time together. They were actually looking for the sign-up sheet! Our winner was awarded a registered Kiko doeling that was donated by Lori Hood (myself) of J & L Kikos from Clyo, Georgia.
1 st Place Lucy Slappy Carrollton, Georgia
2 nd Place Cooper Watkins Anderson, South Carolina
3 rd Place Lucas Watkins Anderson, South Carolina
1st Place Winner
1st place Lucy Slappy, Carrollton, GA
All Skill-A-Thon Contestants
Winner of Buck Drawing
Before the sale, Megan Upshaw from Aradia, Florida won the New Zealand Buck Raffle. The buck was donated by Todd and Renee Trotter of Trotter’s Pride Kikos in Anderson, South Carolina.
New Officers & Board Members
I would like to welcome Mark Kytan of Brenmar Farms from Cragford, Alabama to the SEKGA Board of Directors. I look forward to seeing everyone at our next meeting in Carrollton Ga. Ag. Center at 5:30 on August 4 th 2023.