Welcome to East Texas Goat Raisers Association’s (ETGRA) web page. ETGRA was formed in 1996 by a dedicated group of Goat Ranchers and Farmers to promote the goat industry in East Texas. This dedication remains the priority of ETGRA’s Board and general membership. The association sponsors sales, shows, and workshops on a regular basis. Workshops cover all facets of raising goats such as marketing, feeding, medications, worming, genetics, preventative care, and general husbandry of goats. We invite all people in the goat industry to attend these events and hopefully join ETGRA. Whether you are a seasoned veteran or new to the practice of raising goats, ETGRA has a spot for you. There is a monthly meeting the first Tuesday of every month. Contact ETGRA or look under Events for meeting times, location, and method (most meetings are held via teleconference).
Current Event – Raffle for Livestock Scale & Cage – Link to Flyer with details on our Events Page
NEXT IMPORTANT EVENT – Cream of the Crop ABGA Show – Visit our Shows Page for complete details, forms, etc. Visit the Youth Page for information on Youth Shows.
Congratulations to the newly elected officers and directors: President, Tony Thomas, Vice-President, Ed Leger, Secretary, Jody Hanulya, Treasurer, Gwen VanderMartin and Directors: Ken Harris, Ann Rodgers, & Gwen VanderMartin.
We regret that Scott Fitzwater having been elected Vice President stepped down due to a pending move out of state, but per our bylaws (Article 4.7), runner up Ed Leger can fill the position without us having to hold another election. Thank you Scott for all your support.
ETGRA thanks the Goat Rancher Magazine for printing our article in their January 2017 issue. This magazine is a really good source of information for goat ranchers and well worth the subscription. Check it out at www.goatrancher.com . Click on the link below to see the article.