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Get your goat: School farm to host show
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It’s getting busy at the farm – the Manteca Unified’s School Farm.

On March 3, the district’s new and improved farm facility which was completed last year was the setting for the first-ever Serama Spectacular, a competition and show event featuring the exotic chicken called Serama. Various breeders from four western states attended the event.

Taking over the limelight after the Seramas will be the Boer goats. The weekend of April 14 and 15, Manteca Unified’s School Farm will once again play host – this time to the 2012 Spring Boer Classic and the Western Regional IBGA & Western Junior Regional IBGA Shows.

IBGA stands for International Boer Goat Association which sanctioned this event.

Entries to these shows are now being accepted. Deadline is March 30. Entries must be postmarked or received no later than that date. Entry forms are available at Show manager is school farm instructor Jaime Sanchez.

The weekend attractions will include Junior Breeding Showmanship which will be held both days.

Saturday, April 14, will feature the Spring Boer Classic (IBGA and the American Boer Goat Association or ABGA). On Sunday, April 15, the Western Regional IBGA show will be held. Shown on this day will be the IBGA goats only.

The IBGA is a group whose purpose, among others, is to assist its members, be they large or small breeders, to “meet their individual goals of profitability and personal satisfaction through the raising of Boer and Boer-influence goats.”

The district’s school farm is located at 2271 Louise Avenue in Manteca. The event is open to the public.

For further details, contact Jaime Sanchez at (530) 624-4438 or