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More From the Annual General Meeting

Dr. Mark Burgess was the guest speaker at the IAGARB Annual General Meeting 2009 in Silverton, Oregon.  Dr. Burgess is a small animal vet who specializes in exotic pets.  He owns the Southwest Animal Hospital in Beaverton, Oregon. A large … Continue reading

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Another Wool Record is Broken!

At the IAGARB Annual General Meeting registration held April 4, 2009 in Silverton, Oregon, the North American Wool Production record was broken.  Carrie’s fabulous doe, Harvest Moon’s Esperanza produced a total of 571 grams in a certified 90-day clip.  This … Continue reading

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Shearing Party in St. Charles, IL

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IAGARB SHEARING DEMO

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Maine Shearing Party

On March 7, 2009 Sheri hosted a shearing party at her beautiful log cabin in Maine. Shearing parties are fun gatherings for members to shear animals and certify them for registration 91 days later. Part of the testing for registration … Continue reading

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January Registration in Sacramento

IAGARB held a registration testing in Sacramento, California January 31 at the home of Erin Maclean. The rabbit was weighed both before and after shearing. The weight of the wool coat can significantly alter the weight of the rabbit before … Continue reading

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Maine Agricultural Trade Show

Our District 7 Director, Betty Stover writes: The Maine Agricultural Trade Show happens yearly in January. This year it was 1/13-15/09. Their were a lot of booths exhibiting farm equipment, Insurance for farmers, Alpaca Association, Boer Goats, Meat processing, etc. … Continue reading

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To All of our Angora friends, IAGARB wishes you Happy Holidays!

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Another Yarn Run in the Works

Big Roger hauling another 40 pounds of gorgeous Prime German Angora wool off to the spinning mill. The next two runs are ready to be run-the 85/15 and the 50% sock yarn for a total of another 100 pounds of … Continue reading

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What We Do With Our Angora

From this: To this: To this: Our last yarn run is finished. Out of 50 lbs. returned to the participants, only about 4 lbs. remain after Fall fiber sales. In 2008, approximately 300 lbs of angora yarn was produced. IAGARB … Continue reading

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