Foothills Goat & Sheep Producers Association
Foothills Goat & Sheep Producers Association works to promote the goat and sheep industry in the foothills region of both Carolinas. Headquartered in Shelby, NC, the organization seeks to benefit members through collaborative education & marketing strategies. Major events include sanctioned goat shows, youth shows & clinics, and an annual Boer Goat Production Sale. Membership is $35 per farm, due January 1 each year.
The Association holds regular business meetings at the Cleveland County Extension Center, located at 130 S. Post Road in Shelby. We also coordinate educational presentations, demonstrations and field days tailored to the information needs and interests of our members.
Buck Collection & Artificial Insemination School
Cam Faircloth with Mega Bucks Semen Service will be conducting a buck collection and artificial insemination school for goat producers during the weekend of October 4 & 5, 2014. These activities will be held at the Rutherford County Livestock Educational Center, located at the site of the old Shiloh Elementary School at 318 Big Island Road, Rutherfordton, NC 28139.
You must commit by paying your deposits no later than September 10.
Detailed information is available below:
FG&SPA Summer Goat Shows
Our Summer Goat Show will be held July 25 & 26 at the Cleveland County Fairgrounds in Shelby, NC. The event will feature three ABGA-Sanctioned Boer Goat Shows judges by Thomas Redding (PA), Jason Brashier (KY) and Rusty Lee (GA) plus Youth Jackpot Market Wether, Market Doe, and Commercial Doe Shows. Entries are due July 21.
Click on the link below for Rules & Regulations and Entry Forms.
Cleveland County Fair Goat & Sheep Shows
The Cleveland County Fair has announced its 2014 show schedule. Click on the links below for Rules & Regulations and Entry Forms.
- Junior Market Lamb Show & Page 2 - Monday, September 29 at 6 PM (part of the Catawba Valley Show Circuit)
- ABGA Sanctioned Boer Goat Show - Tuesday, September 30 at 2 PM
- Junior Meat Goat Show - Tuesday, September 30 at 6 PM (finale for the FG&SPA Youth Show Circuit)
- Entry Form for Livestock
Entries are due September 11, 2014.
2014 Youth Show Circuit
Our youth show circuit includes Jackpot shows for Market Wether Kids, Market Doe Kids and Commercial Meat Does. Show dates are:
- April 26 – FG&SPA Spring Spectacular
- July 26 – FG&SPA Summer Goat Show
- September 30 – Cleveland County Fair Junior Meat Goat Show
Download the Show Circuit Rules and Application Form.
Earn five (5) extra circuit points by submitting your application before April 15.