I got word from favorite Nebraskan that Big Rumour had sired the res. grand market doe at the Ak-Sar-Ben show. Ron Simonson has had a banner year with the Big Rumour kids. I got word today that a Rumour Has It x Joe Dirt wether named “Mike” was grand at the Arkansas-Oklahoma State Fair in Ft. Smith.
This past Saturday was the State Fair of Oklahoma. This isn’t a true market show as most of the good big ones stay at home until Tulsa. This is really a preview show. I can name numerous goats that have won this show that went on to win OYE. The quality at this years show was real good. The grand was a Helms goat shown by the Isbell family of Ft. Gibson. As most of you know, I’m not opinionated, I’m just always right. And I am right in saying that this family is good at showing wethers. Real good. In my opinion, that was the best goat at the State Fair of OK. She also had him shown the best and this was the best presented goat in the ring that day. I have no complaints with the judge using this goat to win. The reserve grand was a cool little goat (55 lbs) shown by Jett Smith. This young man had him presented well and is a stellar showman in his own right. I like watching good showman with good animals. Hats off to these two.
There was also some controversy as there was a doe shown with the wethers at the great state fair of OK. She’s pretty good. Good enough to win class 8. The Oller family showed this Rumour Has It doe kid. This chick handles like a wether. I didn’t write the rules, but if it is out of one of our bucks, I’m real cool with it.
The heavy division champion wether was a Blood Pressure sired wether shown by Ty Goss. This goat will get a look come Tulsa. This is another showman that does a stellar job. This kid might come from one of the true great livestock families in the U.S. Yeah, that Goss family.
And, Darcy Peach had the res. div. 2 wether behind the grand with a Joe Dirt x Goofy. This was a wether that I sold at Norman that I should have kept the nuts intact. However, I am glad that Darcy and her family got him. I like his future.
There was a lot of really good animals shown in this show. A lot of future banner hangers and premium sale goats that stood 3rd, 4th or so. I didn’t stay for the doe show. Why? Because it was a doe show.
And in the open show, Braden Schovanec showed the Grand Champion % doe. Congrats to Braden.
And the big excitement of the great state fair of OK…..for most….the Trumpster made an appearance. I had more fun listening to Bob Seelke. I would vote for Bob.