Hurricane relief fund established for La. farmers & ranchers

Hurricane Ida caused significant dam- age to Louisiana when the storm hit the state in late August.

The hurricane made landfall in Lou- isiana exactly 16 years after Hurricane Ka- trina ravaged the Gulf Coast. Ida’s 150 mph winds make it equal in strength and intensity to 2020’s Hurricane Laura and the 1856 storm that hit the community of Last Island. Ida’s winds toppled electrical transmis- sion lines that provide power to grain export facilities and small family farms. The storm surge sent cattle to higher ground along lev- ees with limited access to fresh water and forage.

Although state officials do not know the economic impact of the storm, early re- ports indicate the agricultural damage and losses are extensive.

“Our farmers and ranchers will feel the economic and psychological effects of this storm through this harvest season and bey- ond,” Louisiana Farm Bureau President Jim Harper said.

Louisiana Farm Bureau Federation es- tablished a disaster relief fund to help farmers and ranchers in rebuilding and recov- ery efforts.

The disaster relief fund was created after hurricanes Katrina and Rita hit Lou- isiana and has helped move money to farmers around the state who need assistance to rebuild and recover following devastating natural disasters. To donate, make checks payable to Louisiana Farm Bureau Foundation Dis- aster Relief Fund and mail to:

Louisiana Farm Bureau Foundation Disaster Relief Fund P.O. Box 95004

Baton Rouge, LA 70895-9004

If you have any questions or want more information about the relief fund, contact Ashley Stephens at 225-922-6201 or or Kyle McCann at 225- 922-6202 or

If you have hay to donate, you can visit Louisiana Farm Bureau’s Hay Clearinghouse at The platform connects ranchers who need hay or pastures with those who have hay or pasture space to donate during times of natural disaster. n

For more information about the Hay Clearinghouse, call 225.922.6200. n

October 2021 | Goat Rancher 17

The high-selling doe was 4KJG Willow.

The high-selling buck was 4KJG Gentleman Jack.

Keystone Goat Producers Assn. wraps up show/sale year with Summer Finale

The Keystone Goat Producers Associ- ation held its Summer Finale Show & Sale on Sept. 4 at the Elizabethtown Fairgrounds, Elizabethtown, Pa.

The high-selling doe, 4KJG Willow, went to the Carvell family and the high-sell- ing buck, 4KJC Gentleman Jack, went to Ke- nianne Rarick. Both animals were consigned by 4 K Boer Goats of Newville, Pa. The sale auctioneer was Josh Puffen- barger. Rusty Lee was the narrator. Online

bidding was provided by Mountain Valley Auctions and the catalog was on goatpro-

The sale included 20 head of goats — 18 does and two bucks. Two semen lots were donated with the proceeds going toward the KGPA Show Series. There were 20 in-house bidders and 21 online bidders. Total sales were $19,450 with a $1,144 average per head. For more information on the KGPA visit n

Page 1  |  Page 2  |  Page 3  |  Page 4  |  Page 5  |  Page 6  |  Page 7  |  Page 8  |  Page 9  |  Page 10  |  Page 11  |  Page 12  |  Page 13  |  Page 14  |  Page 15  |  Page 16  |  Page 17  |  Page 18  |  Page 19  |  Page 20  |  Page 21  |  Page 22  |  Page 23  |  Page 24  |  Page 25  |  Page 26  |  Page 27  |  Page 28  |  Page 29  |  Page 30  |  Page 31  |  Page 32  |  Page 33  |  Page 34  |  Page 35  |  Page 36  |  Page 37  |  Page 38  |  Page 39  |  Page 40